Distribution of opioid overdose deaths in Canada 2016-2022, by gender

Distribution of deaths from opioid overdose in Canada from 2016 to 2022, by gender

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Release date

June 2023



Survey time period

2016 to 2022

Supplementary notes

Figures show apparent opioid toxicity death (AOTD): A death caused by intoxication/toxicity (poisoning) resulting from substance use, where one or more of the substances is an opioid, regardless of how it was obtained (e.g. illegally or through personal prescription). Other substances may also be involved. Adapted from Statistics Canada, Apparent Opioid and Stimulant Toxicity Deaths, page 33, 2016 to 2022. This does not constitute an endorsement by Statistics Canada of this product.

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