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.

Top 10 U.S. states based on synthetic prescription pain medication overdose death rate in 2016

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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Source

Release date

October 2018

Region

United States

Survey time period

2016

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