Opioid Summaries by State
Revised May 2019
2017 Opioid-Involved Overdose Death Rates (per 100,000 people)￼
State Opioid Involved Overdose Deaths Rates and Prescribing Levels.
* TO SEE TABLE BY STATE OF “OPIOID INVOLVED OVERDOSE DEATHS/100,000 PERSONS, 2017” COMPARED TO “OPIOID PRESCRIPTIONS/100 PERSONS”
- Opioid overdose deaths are identified using underlying cause-of-death codes X40–X44, X60–X64, X85, and Y10–Y14. Opioid overdose deaths as defined, that have T40.1 (Heroin), T40.2 (Other opioids), T40.3 (Methadone), T40.4 (Other synthetic narcotics), T40.6 (Other and unspecified narcotics) as a contributing cause. Age-adjusted death rates were calculated as deaths per 100,000 population using the direct method and the 2000 standard population. Source: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC WONDER.
- The original source of the opioid prescribing rates is, IQVIA Xponent 2006–2017. The data source information and description can be accessed from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention U.S. Opioid Prescribing Rate Maps webpage.