U.S. death rate from prescription opioid overdose in 2015 and 2016, by ethnicity (per 100,000 population)

Death rate due to prescription opioid overdose U.S. 2015-2016, by ethnicity This statistic shows the annual death rate for prescription opioid overdose deaths in the United States in 2015 and 2016, by ethnicity. According to the data, in 2016 American Indians and Alaskan Natives had a death rate from prescription opioids of 6.5 per 100,000. Among this ethnicity, from 2015 to 2016, the death rate from prescription opioids dropped from 7 to 6.5.
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20152106
White, non-Hispanic6.47
Black, non-Hispanic2.63.3
Hispanic1.82.1
American Indian/Alaskan Native, non-Hispanic76.5
Asian/Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic0.50.7
20152106
White, non-Hispanic6.47
Black, non-Hispanic2.63.3
Hispanic1.82.1
American Indian/Alaskan Native, non-Hispanic76.5
Asian/Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic0.50.7
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This statistic shows the annual death rate for prescription opioid overdose deaths in the United States in 2015 and 2016, by ethnicity. According to the data, in 2016 American Indians and Alaskan Natives had a death rate from prescription opioids of 6.5 per 100,000. Among this ethnicity, from 2015 to 2016, the death rate from prescription opioids dropped from 7 to 6.5.
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Release date
March 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
2015 and 2016
Supplementary notes
"Deaths are classified using the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10). Drug overdose deaths are identified using underlying cause-of-death codes X40–X44, X60–X64, X85, and Y10–Y14. Rates are age-adjusted using the direct method and the 2000 U.S. standard population, except for age-specific crude rates. All rates are per 100,000 population."

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