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Overdose Deaths Involving Opioids, Cocaine, and Psychostimulants — United States, 2015–2016

Description
Examines age-adjusted death rates for overdoses involving all opioids, cocaine, and psychostimulants with abuse potential. Includes data by opioid subcategory for prescription opioids, heroin, and synthetic opioids. Provides data by urbanization level for metropolitan, micropolitan, and noncore counties, as well as data by decedent demographics.
Author(s)
Puja Seth, Lawrence Scholl, Rose A. Rudd, Sarah Bacon
Citation
MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 67(12), 349-358
Date
03/2018
Type
Document
Organization
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Tagged as
Illicit drug use · Mortality · Prescription drug misuse · Rural-urban differences · Statistics and data