Map of Simcoe Muskoka

Alcohol & Drugs

Opioid Hospitalizations

Overall
By Sex
By Age Group
By Material Deprivation

Overall

There were over 150 hospitalizations among residents of Simcoe Muskoka for opioid poisonings in 2019.

The crude rate for opioid poisoning hospitalizations in Simcoe Muskoka for all ages and sexes in 2019 was 26 (22.1, 30.5) admissions per 100,000 population, which was significantly higher than the Ontario rate of 13.6 (13.0, 14.2) admissions per 100,000.

There was a significant upward trend in the opioid poisoning hospitalization rates for both Simcoe Muskoka and Ontario over the 17-year period from 2003 to 2019. The opioid poisoning hospitalization rate in Simcoe Muskoka has been significantly higher than the provincial rates over this entire time period.

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By Sex

In 2019, the crude rate for opioid poisoning hospitalizations among Simcoe Muskoka males was 24.5 (19.2, 31.0) admissions per 100,000, which was not significantly different from the female rate of 27.5 (21.9, 34.2) admissions per 100,000. The opioid poisoning hospitalization rates for both Ontario males and females were significantly lower than the comparable Simcoe Muskoka rates in 2019.

The Simcoe Muskoka male and female opioid poisoning hospitalization rates did not change significantly from 2003 to 2019. The female opioid poisoning hospitalization rates in Simcoe Muskoka have been consistently above the male rates over this entire 17-year period of time.

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By Age Group

The age-specific rates for opioid poisoning hospitalizations in 2019 in Simcoe Muskoka was highest among adults between the ages of 25 and 64 years and significantly higher than the comparable provincial average.

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By Material Deprivation

For the time period from 2014 to 2018 (combined) in Simcoe Muskoka, opioid poisoning hospitalization rates were highest among those living in areas with the highest amount of material deprivation (as measured by the 2016 Ontario Marginalization Index).

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Page last updated October 6, 2020