Map of Simcoe Muskoka

Alcohol & Drugs

Opioid Hospitalizations

Overall
By Sex
By Age Group
By Income

Overall

There were 541 hospitalizations among residents of Simcoe Muskoka for opioid poisonings between 2012 and 2016.

The crude rate for opioid poisoning hospitalizations in Simcoe Muskoka for all ages and sexes in 2016 was 22.6 (18.9, 27.0) hospitalizations per 100,000 population, which was significantly higher than the Ontario rate of 13.7 (13.0, 14.3) hospitalizations per 100,000 population.

There was a significant upward trend in the opioid poisoning hospitalization rates for both Simcoe Muskoka and Ontario over the 14-year period from 2003 to 2016. The opioid poisoning hospitalization rates in Simcoe Muskoka have been significantly higher than the provincial rates over this entire time period.

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By Sex

In 2016, the crude for opioid poisoning hospitalizations among Simcoe Muskoka males was 19.2 (14.4, 25.1) per 100,000, which was not significantly different from the female rate of 26.0 (20.4, 32.7) per 100,000. The opioid poisoning hospitalization rates for both Ontario males and females were significantly lower than the comparable Simcoe Muskoka rates in 2016.

The Simcoe Muskoka male and female opioid poisoning hospitalization rates did not change significantly from 2003 to 2016. The male and female opioid poisoning hospitalization rates in Simcoe Muskoka did not differ significantly from each other over this entire 14-year period of time.

 

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By Age Group

The age-specific rates for opioid poisoning hospitalizations between 2012 and 2016 (combined) in Simcoe Muskoka was highest among adults between the ages of 45 and 64 years with a rate of 29.9 (26.2, 33.9) discharges per 100,000. The Simcoe Muskoka opioid poisoning hospitalization rates were significantly higher than the provincial rates for all age groups between 15 and 64 years of age.

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By Income

For the time period from 2013 to 2016 (combined) in Simcoe Muskoka, the opioid poisoning hospitalization rate increases significantly in areas with a higher prevalence of low-income. Simcoe Muskoka residents living in areas with the highest prevalence of low-income have nearly four-times the rate of opioid poisoning hospitalizations when compared with those living in areas with the lowest prevalence of low-income.

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