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Figure 5.4.1: Deaths Related to Opioid Poisonings

Unadjusted rate per 100,000 population, Middlesex-London and Ontario, 2005–2017

Figure 5.4.1: Deaths related to opioid poisonings
Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion (Public Health Ontario). Interactive Opioid Tool. Toronto, ON: Queen’s Printer for Ontario; 2018. Extracted on Jan 30, 2019. Available from:

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).