Share of deaths from opioid overdose in the U.S. in 2017, by age

This statistic shows the distribution of deaths from opioid overdose in the U.S. in 2017, by share of age group. In that year, the age group between 35 and 44 years made up 23 percent of all opioid overdose deaths in the United States.

Distribution of opioid overdose deaths in the U.S. in 2017, by age

Percentage of opioid overdose deaths
0 to 24 years9%
25 to 34 years*-
35 to 44 years23%
45 to 54 years21%
55 years and older19%
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Release date

January 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

2017

Supplementary notes

Percentage points exceeding 100 percent are probably due to rounding. * Not sufficient data.

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