Opioid Overdose Mortality in the US

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This dataset contains age-adjusted statistical data on deaths caused by opioids overdose by state and the increase of deaths caused by opioids overdose.

Complexity

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) analyzed recent multiple cause-of-death mortality data from the National Vital Statistics System to track current trends and shifting characteristics of drug overdose deaths. Opioids—primarily prescription pain relievers and heroin—are the main driver of overdose deaths. Opioids were involved in 28,647 deaths in 2014 and opioid overdoses have quadrupled since 2000.

Significant increases in drug overdose death rates were seen in the Northeast, Midwest and South Census Regions. In 2014, the five states with the highest rates of death due to drug overdose were West Virginia, New Mexico, New Hampshire, Kentucky and Ohio. States with statistically significant increases in the rate from 2013 to 2014 included Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

**References**

1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, C.D.C. (2016). CDC.gov. Retrieved 17 April, 2016.

Date Created

2000

Last Modified

2015-12-18

Version

2015-12-18

Update Frequency

Biennial

Temporal Coverage

2013 to 2014

Spatial Coverage

United States

Source

John Snow Labs => Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Source License URL

John Snow Labs Standard License

Source License Requirements

N/A

Source Citation

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, C.D.C. (2016). CDC.gov. Retrieved 17 April, 2016.

Keywords

Overdose, Drug Overdose, Methadone, Opiate Addiction, Heroin Addiction, Opioid Dependence, Opioid Analgesics, Naloxone, Opiate Withdrawal, Death by Overdose

Other Titles

Drug Overdose Death in the US, Age-adjusted Drug Overdose Death by State

Name Description Type Constraints
State_AbbreviationState (abbreviation) where the incident occurred.string-
Rate_20142014 age-adjusted rangenumberlevel : Ratio
Number_2014Number of deaths for 2014numberlevel : Ratio
Range_20142014 age-adjusted rangestring-
Rate_20132013 age-adjusted ratenumberlevel : Ratio
Number_2013Number of deaths for 2013numberlevel : Ratio
Range_20132013 age-adjusted rangestring-
ChangePercent changenumberlevel : Ratio
Is_Significant_ChangeWhether the change is significant or notboolean-
Is_Significant_IncreaseWhether or not the increase is statistically significant.boolean-
IncreaseIncrease of death by percentagenumberlevel : Ratio
State_AbbreviationRate_2014Number_2014Range_2014Rate_2013Number_2013Range_2013ChangeIs_Significant_ChangeIs_Significant_IncreaseIncrease
ND6.3432.8 to 11.02.8202.8 to 11.0125true true19.7
SD7.8632.8 to 11.06.9552.8 to 11.013falsefalse-2.7
MN9.65172.8 to 11.09.65232.8 to 11.00falsefalse5.2
CT17.662316.1 to 18.51658213.6 to 16.010falsefalse7
TX9.726012.8 to 11.09.324462.8 to 11.04.3falsefalse0
HI10.91572.8 to 11.0111582.8 to 11.0-0.9falsefalse4.8
NE7.21252.8 to 11.06.51172.8 to 11.010.8falsefalse16.7
NE7.21252.8 to 11.06.51172.8 to 11.010.8falsefalse16.7
NE7.21252.8 to 11.06.51172.8 to 11.010.8falsefalse16.7
NE7.21252.8 to 11.06.51172.8 to 11.010.8falsefalse16.7
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