The table below contains more information regarding the indicator.
Incidence of opioid and stimulant overdose related harms
Reduction from the previous year in the incidence of opioid and stimulant overdose related harms
This indicator measures the incidence of opioid and stimulant overdose related harms. More specifically, it measures the incidence of:
Canada, provinces and territories
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Number or rate per 100,000 population
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.
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Data from Quebec are excluded from the hospitalization rate.