Number of drug overdose deaths in the U.S. from 2014 to 2016, by age

Number of U.S. drug overdose deaths 2014-2016, by age This statistic presents the number of drug overdose deaths in the U.S. from 2014 to 2016, by age group. In 2016, those aged between 25 to 34 years had the highest number of drug overdose deaths, with 15,443. Opioids - primarily prescription pain relievers and heroin - are the main driver of overdose deaths.
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Age group201420152016
15 to 24 years3,7984,2355,376
25 to 34 years 10,05511,88015,443
35 to 44 years10,13411,50514,183
45 to 54 years12,26312,97414,771
55 to 64 years8,1228,90110,632
65 years and older2,5682,7603,075
Age group201420152016
15 to 24 years3,7984,2355,376
25 to 34 years 10,05511,88015,443
35 to 44 years10,13411,50514,183
45 to 54 years12,26312,97414,771
55 to 64 years8,1228,90110,632
65 years and older2,5682,7603,075
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This statistic presents the number of drug overdose deaths in the U.S. from 2014 to 2016, by age group. In 2016, those aged between 25 to 34 years had the highest number of drug overdose deaths, with 15,443. Opioids - primarily prescription pain relievers and heroin - are the main driver of overdose deaths.
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Release date
2017
Region
United States
Survey time period
2014 to 2016

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