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Opioid Misuse – Statistics in Haldimand and Norfolk

  • Opioids were dispensed to 7,245 individuals in Haldimand and Norfolk in 2015 under the Ontario Drug Benefit program. The total rate of opioid users in Haldimand and Norfolk was 12.9% greater than the provincial rate of opioid users; when compared to 49 other regions in Ontario, Haldimand and Norfolk had the 15th highest rate of opioid users.
  • Between 2007 and 2016, there was an average of 41 opioid-related ED visits per year in Haldimand and Norfolk.
  • The Haldimand and Norfolk crude rate of opioid-related ED visits increased from 17.9 visits to 44.3 visits per 100,000, from 2006 to 2016.
  • Between 2007 and 2016, there was an average of 23 opioid-related hospitalizations per year in Haldimand and Norfolk. The crude rates for opioid-related hospitalizations in 2016 were higher in Haldimand and Norfolk compared to Ontario. This difference was statistically significant.
  • The Haldimand and Norfolk crude rate of opioid-related hospitalizations increased from 17 visits to 28 visits per 100,000 from 2006 to 2016.
  • According to the Office of the Chief Coroner of Ontario, between 2007 and 2016, there was an average of 7 deaths involving opioid toxicity per year in Haldimand and Norfolk.

Opioids Users Covered by the Ontario Drug Benefit (ODB) Program, Haldimand and Norfolk and Ontario, 2015

Opioids Users Covered by the Ontario Drug Benefit (ODB) Program, Haldimand and Norfolk and Ontario, 2015

*Rate per 10,000 Ontario Drug Benefit eligible individuals
Source: Ontario Drug Policy Resource Network. Opioid Use and Related Adverse Events in Ontario (November 2016).

The Rate of Opioid-related Emergency Department Visits in Haldimand and Norfolk (H-N) and Ontario (ON), 2003-2016

The Rate of Opioid-related Emergency Department Visits in Haldimand and Norfolk (H-N) and Ontario (ON), 2003-2016

Source: Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion (Public Health Ontario). Interactive Opioid Tool. Toronto, ON: Queen’s Printer for Ontario; 2017. Available from: http://www.publichealthontario.ca/en/DataAndAnalytics/Opioids/Opioids.aspx

The Rate of Opioid-related Hospitalizations in Haldimand and Norfolk (H-N) and Ontario (ON), 2003-2016

The Rate of Opioid-related Hospitalizations in Haldimand and Norfolk (H-N) and Ontario (ON), 2003-2016

Source: Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion (Public Health Ontario). Interactive Opioid Tool. Toronto, ON: Queen’s Printer for Ontario; 2017. Available from: http://www.publichealthontario.ca/en/DataAndAnalytics/Opioids/Opioids.aspx

The Rate of Opioid-related Deaths in Haldimand and Norfolk (H-N) and Ontario (ON), 2005-2016

The Rate of Opioid-related Deaths in Haldimand and Norfolk (H-N) and Ontario (ON), 2005-2016
Source: Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion (Public Health Ontario). Interactive Opioid Tool. Toronto, ON: Queen’s Printer for Ontario; 2017. Available from: http://www.publichealthontario.ca/en/DataAndAnalytics/Opioids/Opioids.aspx

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