Number of drug overdose deaths among those aged 15 to 24 years in the U.S. from 1999 to 2016

U.S. drug overdose deaths among those aged 15 to 24 years from 1999 to 2016 This statistic presents the number of drug overdose deaths among those aged 15 to 24 years in the U.S. from 1999 to 2016. In 2016, 5,376 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.
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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
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
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This statistic presents the number of drug overdose deaths among those aged 15 to 24 years in the U.S. from 1999 to 2016. In 2016, 5,376 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.
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Release date
December 2017
Region
United States
Survey time period
1999 to 2016
Age group
15-24 years

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