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Table 2 Demographic of 2006 IDD deaths in British Columbia by place of injury/death

From: The context of illicit drug overdose deaths in British Columbia, 2006

  Vancouver (n = 54) Outside Vancouver (n = 169) p-value
Mean age at death (SD) 43.9 (9.9) 39.2 (11.3) < 0.01
Gender (%)    0.03
   Male 49 (90.7) 131 (77.5) -
   Female 5 (9.3) 38 (22.5) -
Ethnicity (%)*    n.s.
   Aboriginal 4 (7.4) 15 (8.9) -
   Non-Aboriginal 50 (92.6) 154 (91.1) -
Death Premise (%)    0.05
   Residential 46 (85.2) 111 (65.7) -
   Medical facility 6 (11.1) 37 (21.9) -
   Transport area 1 (1.9) 9 (5.3) -
   Other** 1 (1.9) 12 (7.1) -
  1. *Aboriginal ethnicity was as reported to Coroner by associates, family etc. and not necessarily accurate.
  2. ** Note that other includes: other specified place (5), wooded area (2), public building (1), correctional institution (2), detoxification centre (1) unknown (1), null (1).