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Table 1 Intra-provincial ranges and percent differences in ‘strong opioid’ utilization, provinces and Canada total, 2005–2020

From: Patterns, trends and determinants of medical opioid utilization in Canada 2005–2020: characterizing an era of intensive rise and fall

  DDD/1000/Day: Years 2005–2020
Province Minimum Maximum Difference (%)
BC 5.1 10.1 98.3 %
AB 5.9 10.5 76.2 %
SK 5.5 11.5 108.8 %
MN 3.9 7.9 101.7 %
ON 6.4 14.2 123.2 %
QC 4.2 6.6 58.3 %
NB 7.6 11.3 49.2 %
NS 7.8 13.3 69.9 %
PEI 5.9 10.7 82.0 %
NL 5.4 12.2 126.1 %
CA 6.2 10.8 74.1 %
  1. Abbreviations: BC British Columbia, AB Alberta, SK Saskatchewan, MN Manitoba, ON Ontario, QC Quebec, NB  New Brunswick, NS Nova Scotia, PEI Prince Edward Island, NL Newfoundland, CA Canada