Rate of drug overdose deaths in the United States in 2015, by drug type (per 100,000 population)

U.S. drug overdose death rate in 2015, by drug type This statistic shows the rate of drug overdose deaths in the United States per 100,000 people in 2015, by drug type. According to the data, 10.4 out of 100,000 people overdosed on any type of opioid in 2015.
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Number of deaths per 100,000 population
Any opioid10.4
Prescription opioids4.7
Heroin4.1
Natural and semi-synthetic opioids3.9
Synthetic opioids other than methadone3.1
Cocaine2.1
Psychostimulants with abuse potential1.8
Methadone1
Number of deaths per 100,000 population
Any opioid10.4
Prescription opioids4.7
Heroin4.1
Natural and semi-synthetic opioids3.9
Synthetic opioids other than methadone3.1
Cocaine2.1
Psychostimulants with abuse potential1.8
Methadone1
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This statistic shows the rate of drug overdose deaths in the United States per 100,000 people in 2015, by drug type. According to the data, 10.4 out of 100,000 people overdosed on any type of opioid in 2015.
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Release date
August 2017
Region
United States
Survey time period
2015
Supplementary notes
Age-adjusted to the 2000 U.S. standard population using the vintage year population of the data year.

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