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Distribution of opioid abusers in the U.S. 2011-2015, by area income level

Relative share of opioid abusers in the United States from 2011 to 2015, by area income level

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Release date

April 2016

Region

United States

Survey time period

2011 to 2015

Supplementary notes

Note: The abuse rate is defined as the share of prescription holders that abuse. Income is captured at the zip code level. Trend and group differences are all significantly different with p-value <.001.
Analysis was based on U.S. Census income data by zip code.
For the purposes of this analysis, opioid abuse was defined as meeting the following two conditions: 1. Receiving greater than a cumulative 90-day supply of opioids; AND 2. Receiving an opioid prescription from four or more providers over the five-year period between 2011 and 2015.

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