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Overall*, there were 10 hospitalizations for opioid poisoning per 100,000 population during the period 2011 to 2015. Rates vary within Canadian cities, and municipal results can inform local efforts to address inequalities in health.

A highlight on Metro Vancouver’s municipalities showcases the variation that would otherwise be missed in a city-level analysis. Metro Vancouver had 13 hospitalizations per 100,000 population. Municipal hospitalization rates were lowest near the municipality of Vancouver (10 hospitalizations per 100,000 population). This includes the municipalities of West Vancouver (4 hospitalizations per 100,000 population), Richmond (7 hospitalizations per 100,000 population) and North Vancouver (8 hospitalizations per 100,000 population).

Hospitalization rates in the other municipalities of Metro Vancouver were as follows:

  • Burnaby: 11 per 100,000 population
  • Coquitlam: 12 per 100,000 population
  • Delta: 13 per 100,000 population
  • Port Moody: 15 per 100,000 population
  • Langley: 16 per 100,000 population
  • New Westminster: 17 per 100,000 population
  • Port Coquitlam: 18 per 100,000 population
  • Surrey: 18 per 100,000 population
  • White Rock: 20 per 100,000 population
  • Pitt Meadows: 23 per 100,000 population
  • Maple Ridge: 30 per 100,000 population

Notes

* Analysis limited to Urban Public Health Network member cities (census metropolitan areas).

Rates presented are for 2011 to 2015.

For more information, see the Measuring Trends in Health Inequalities in Cities data tables and technical notes.

Sources

Hospital Morbidity Database, Canadian Institute for Health Information; Statistics Canada, Demography Division.


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