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Drug overdose death rate U.S. 2017, by state

Drug overdose death rate in the United States in 2017, by state (per 100,000 population)

Drug overdose death rate U.S. 2017, by state This statistic represents the drug overdose death rate in the United States as of 2017, sorted by U.S. state. In 2017, the highest rate of drug overdose death was found in the state of West Virginia with 52 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants. Opioids - primarily prescription pain relievers and heroin - are the main driver of overdose deaths. Opioids have been blamed for an increase in drug overdose deaths in recent years, with many claiming the United States is currently going through an opioid epidemic.
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Drug overdose death rate in the United States in 2017, by state (per 100,000 population)

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This statistic represents the drug overdose death rate in the United States as of 2017, sorted by U.S. state. In 2017, the highest rate of drug overdose death was found in the state of West Virginia with 52 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants. Opioids - primarily prescription pain relievers and heroin - are the main driver of overdose deaths. Opioids have been blamed for an increase in drug overdose deaths in recent years, with many claiming the United States is currently going through an opioid epidemic.
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Release date
November 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
2017
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