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Northwest Territories reaches 6 times national rate for alcohol caused hospitalization – CBC

by ahnationtalk on May 31, 2018123 Views

May 31, 2018

The N.W.T. had 548 alcohol caused hospitalizations in 2016-2017, giving double the rate found in the Yukon

The Northwest Territories had the highest rate of alcohol caused hospitalization in Canada between April 1, 2016 and March 31, 2017 — six times the national average.

This is reported by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) which found a national rate of 242 hospitalizations caused completely by alcohol per 100,000 people, or almost 80,000 counted hospitalizations.

That is compared to a rate of 1,462 hospitalizations for the same cause per 100,000 people in the Northwest Territories, or 548 hospitalizations.

This is up from 2015 when the territory was at five times the national rate: 1,315 hospitalizations caused completely by alcohol per 100,000 people (475 counted hospitalizations).

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