Death rates for drug overdose in the U.S. in 2014 and 2017, by urbanization

In 2017, rates of death for unintentional drug overdose in the U.S. were highest in small and large fringe metro areas. Both rural and more urban areas of the U.S. saw increases in overdose death rates between 2014 and 2017. Most overdose deaths in the U.S. are due to opioids.
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Rates of death from unintentional drug overdose in the U.S. in 2014 and 2017, by urbanization level
(per 100,000 population)
Large central metro11.318.3
Large fringe metro11.920.3
Small metro13.220.2
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