U.S. drug overdose death percent change from 2016 to 2017, by state

This statistic presents the percent change in drug overdose deaths in the U.S. from 2016 to 2017, by state. Florida saw a 5.9 percent increase in drug overdose deaths from 2016 to 2017. Opioids - primarily prescription pain relievers and heroin - are the main driver of overdose deaths.

Percent change in drug overdose deaths in the U.S. from 2016 to 2017, by state

Percent change
Alabama11.1%
Alaska20.2%
Arizona9.4%
Arkansas10.7%
California4.5%
Colorado6%
Connecticut12.8%
Delaware20.1%
District of Columbia13.4%
Florida5.9%
Georgia10.5%
Hawaii7.8%
Idaho-5.3%
Illinois14.3%
Indiana22.5%
Iowa8.5%
Kansas6.3%
Kentucky11%
Louisiana12.4%
Maine19.9%
Maryland9.3%
Massachusetts-3.6%
Michigan13.9%
Minnesota6.4%
Mississippi0.8%
Missouri-0.8%
Montana0%
Nebraska26.6%
Nevada-0.5%
New Hampshire-5.1%
New Jersey29.3%
New Mexico-1.6%
New York7.8%
North Carolina22.3%
North Dakota-13.2%
Ohio18.4%
Oklahoma-6.5%
Oregon4.2%
Pennsylvania16.9%
Rhode Island0.6%
South Carolina13.3%
South Dakota1.2%
Tennessee8.6%
Texas4%
Utah-0.4%
Vermont4.5%
Virginia7.2%
Washington4.8%
West Virginia11.2%
Wisconsin9.8%
Wyoming-30.7%
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Source

Release date

2018

Region

United States

Survey time period

2016 and 2017

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