U.S. drug overdose death percent change 2013-2014 by gender

This statistic presents the percent change in drug overdose deaths in the U.S. from 2013 to 2014, by gender. Both genders saw statistically significant increases in drug overdose deaths from 2013 to 2014. 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 2013 to 2014, by gender

Percent change
Male7.6%
Female4.7%
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Source

Release date

2016

Region

United States

Survey time period

2013 and 2014

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