Leading U.S. states by synthetic pain medication overdose death rate 2016

Top 10 U.S. states based on synthetic prescription pain medication overdose death rate in 2016 (per 100,000 population)

by Matej Mikulic, last edited Jan 15, 2019
Leading U.S. states by synthetic pain medication overdose death rate 2016 This statistic shows the death rate of the top ten U.S. states for synthetic prescription pain medication overdose deaths during calendar year 2016. According to the data, the drug overdose death rate was highest in West Virginia at 18.5 deaths per 100,000 population.
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Top 10 U.S. states based on synthetic prescription pain medication overdose death rate in 2016 (per 100,000 population)

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Deaths per 100,000 persons
West Virginia18.5
Utah11.5
Maine10.8
Maryland10.7
Tennessee10.2
Kentucky9.3
Rhode Island8.1
Nevada7.6
New Mexico7.5
District of Columbia7.4
Deaths per 100,000 persons
West Virginia18.5
Utah11.5
Maine10.8
Maryland10.7
Tennessee10.2
Kentucky9.3
Rhode Island8.1
Nevada7.6
New Mexico7.5
District of Columbia7.4
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by Matej Mikulic, last edited Jan 15, 2019
This statistic shows the death rate of the top ten U.S. states for synthetic prescription pain medication overdose deaths during calendar year 2016. According to the data, the drug overdose death rate was highest in West Virginia at 18.5 deaths per 100,000 population.
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