U.S. drug overdose deaths among those aged 15 to 24 years from 1999 to 2017

This statistic presents the number of drug overdose deaths among those aged 15 to 24 years in the U.S. from 1999 to 2017. In 2017, 5,455 people aged 15 to 24 years died from a drug overdose. Opioids, primarily prescription pain relievers and heroin, are the main driver of overdose deaths.

Number of drug overdose deaths among those aged 15 to 24 years in the U.S. from 1999 to 2017

Number of deaths
19991,240
20001,435
20011,700
20022,095
20032,491
20042,751
20052,918
20063,460
20073,550
20083,487
20093,377
20103,571
20113,762
20123,518
20133,664
20143,798
20154,235
20165,376
20175,455
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Release date

November 2018

Region

United States

Survey time period

1999 to 2017

Age group

15-24 years

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