Deaths by unintentional drug overdose in the U.S. 1950-2017

This statistic shows the death rate due to unintentional drug overdose in the United States from 1950 to 2017. In 2017, there were 20.1 deaths by unintentional poisoning per 100,000 people in the United States.

Deaths by drug overdose (unintentional) in the U.S. from 1950 to 2017

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Release date

October 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

1950 to 2017

Supplementary notes

Data for years not listed in the pdf-version of "Health, United States, 2018" were taken from previous reports.
All rates are age-adjusted. Age-adjusted rates are calculated using the year 2000 standard population. Prior to 2001, age-adjusted rates were calculated using standard million proportions based on rounded population numbers. Starting with 2001 data, unrounded population numbers are used to calculate age-adjusted rates.

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