U.S. drug overdose death rate in 2017, by drug type

This statistic shows the rate of drug overdose deaths in the United States per 100,000 people in 2017, by drug type. According to the data, 14.9 out of 100,000 people overdosed on any type of opioid in 2017.

Rate of drug overdose deaths in the United States in 2017, by drug type

Number of deaths per 100,000 population
Any opioid14.9
Synthetic opioids other than methadone9
Prescription opioids5.2
Heroin4.9
Natural and semi-synthetic opioids4.4
Cocaine4.3
Psychostimulants with abuse potential3.2
Methadone1
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Source

Release date

November 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

2017

Supplementary notes

Age-adjusted to the 2000 U.S. standard population using the vintage year population of the data year.

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