Rate of drug overdose deaths in the United States in 2016, by drug type (per 100,000 population)

U.S. drug overdose death rate in 2016, by drug type This statistic shows the rate of drug overdose deaths in the United States per 100,000 people in 2016, by drug type. According to the data, 13.3 out of 100,000 people overdosed on any type of opioid in 2016.
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Number of deaths per 100,000 population
Any opioid13.3
Synthetic opioids other than methadone6.2
Prescription opioids5.2
Heroin4.9
Natural and semi-synthetic opioids4.4
Cocaine3.2
Psychostimulants with abuse potential2.4
Methadone1
Number of deaths per 100,000 population
Any opioid13.3
Synthetic opioids other than methadone6.2
Prescription opioids5.2
Heroin4.9
Natural and semi-synthetic opioids4.4
Cocaine3.2
Psychostimulants with abuse potential2.4
Methadone1
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This statistic shows the rate of drug overdose deaths in the United States per 100,000 people in 2016, by drug type. According to the data, 13.3 out of 100,000 people overdosed on any type of opioid in 2016.
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Release date
August 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
2016
Supplementary notes
Age-adjusted to the 2000 U.S. standard population using the vintage year population of the data year.

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