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Drug Overdose Deaths in the United States, 1999-2015.
NCHS Data Brief. 2017 FebND

Abstract

KEY FINDINGS

Key findings Data from the National Vital Statistics System, Mortality ● The age-adjusted rate of drug overdose deaths in the United States in 2015 (16.3 per 100,000) was more than 2.5 times the rate in 1999 (6.1). ● Drug overdose death rates increased for all age groups, with the greatest percentage increase among adults aged 55-64 (from 4.2 per 100,000 in 1999 to 21.8 in 2015). In 2015, adults aged 45-54 had the highest rate (30.0). ● In 2015, the age-adjusted rate of drug overdose deaths among non-Hispanic white persons (21.1 per 100,000) was nearly 3.5 times the rate in 1999 (6.2). ● The four states with the highest age-adjusted drug overdose death rates in 2015 were West Virginia (41.5), New Hampshire (34.3), Kentucky (29.9), and Ohio (29.9). ● In 2015, the percentage of drug overdose deaths involving heroin (25%) was triple the percentage in 2010 (8%). Deaths from drug overdose have been identified as a significant public health burden in the United States in recent years (1-4). This report uses data from the National Vital Statistics System (NVSS) to highlight recent trends in drug overdose deaths, describing demographic and geographic patterns as well as the types of drugs involved.

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eng

PubMed ID

28256996

Citation

Hedegaard, Holly, et al. "Drug Overdose Deaths in the United States, 1999-2015." NCHS Data Brief, 2017, pp. 1-8.
Hedegaard H, Warner M, Minino AM. Drug Overdose Deaths in the United States, 1999-2015. NCHS Data Brief. 2017.
Hedegaard, H., Warner, M., & Minino, A. M. (2017). Drug Overdose Deaths in the United States, 1999-2015. NCHS Data Brief, (273), 1-8.
Hedegaard H, Warner M, Minino AM. Drug Overdose Deaths in the United States, 1999-2015. NCHS Data Brief. 2017;(273)1-8. PubMed PMID: 28256996.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Drug Overdose Deaths in the United States, 1999-2015. AU - Hedegaard,Holly, AU - Warner,Margaret, AU - Minino,Arialdi M, PY - 2017/3/4/entrez PY - 2017/3/4/pubmed PY - 2017/3/28/medline KW - poisoning • opioids • heroin • National Vital Statistics System Mortality File In 2015 the age-adjusted rate of drug overdose deaths in the United States was more than 2.5 times the rate in 1999. SP - 1 EP - 8 JF - NCHS data brief JO - NCHS Data Brief IS - 273 N2 - KEY FINDINGS: Key findings Data from the National Vital Statistics System, Mortality ● The age-adjusted rate of drug overdose deaths in the United States in 2015 (16.3 per 100,000) was more than 2.5 times the rate in 1999 (6.1). ● Drug overdose death rates increased for all age groups, with the greatest percentage increase among adults aged 55-64 (from 4.2 per 100,000 in 1999 to 21.8 in 2015). In 2015, adults aged 45-54 had the highest rate (30.0). ● In 2015, the age-adjusted rate of drug overdose deaths among non-Hispanic white persons (21.1 per 100,000) was nearly 3.5 times the rate in 1999 (6.2). ● The four states with the highest age-adjusted drug overdose death rates in 2015 were West Virginia (41.5), New Hampshire (34.3), Kentucky (29.9), and Ohio (29.9). ● In 2015, the percentage of drug overdose deaths involving heroin (25%) was triple the percentage in 2010 (8%). Deaths from drug overdose have been identified as a significant public health burden in the United States in recent years (1-4). This report uses data from the National Vital Statistics System (NVSS) to highlight recent trends in drug overdose deaths, describing demographic and geographic patterns as well as the types of drugs involved. SN - 1941-4927 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/28256996/Drug_Overdose_Deaths_in_the_United_States_1999_2015_ L2 - http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db273.pdf DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -