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U.S. cities with the highest percentage of opioid prescriptions abused 2011-2015

This statistic shows the leading 25 U.S. cities based on the percentage of opioid prescriptions abused from 2011 to 2015. The city of Elmira in New York had the highest percentage of opioid prescriptions abused, with 55.1 percent.

Leading 25 cities in the United States based on percentage of opioid prescriptions abused from 2011 to 2015

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Source

Release date

April 2016

Region

United States

Survey time period

2011 to 2015

Supplementary notes

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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