Figure 5.4.1: Deaths Related to Opioid Poisonings
Unadjusted rate per 100,000 population, Middlesex-London and Ontario, 2005–2017
Opioid-related death rates have been fluctuating in Middlesex-London since 2005.
In Ontario the death rate had been slowly increasing until 2017 where it jumped significantly.
Middlesex-London did not see the same increase as Ontario in 2017 and reported 31 deaths, similar to 2016. However, preliminary estimates for 2018 indicate higher rates than in the past (not shown).