Understanding the Opioid Crisis in Rural and Urban Iowa
Highlights findings from an analysis of the opioid epidemic
in Iowa. Covers data and statistics comparing opioid death
rates in Iowa to surrounding states; opioid-use deaths in
metropolitan, micropolitan, and rural Iowa and to the U.S.
population; and opioid deaths by cause, such as
prescription or synthetic opioids, and rurality. Analyzes
other factors related to opioid-use deaths such as
demographics, employment, income, and civic participation.
David J. Peters, Peter Miller, Andrew Hochstetler
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
Illicit drug use · Mortality · Prescription drug misuse · Rural-urban differences · Statistics and data · Iowa