The Opioid Hydra: Understanding Overdose Mortality Epidemics and Syndemics Across the Rural-Urban Continuum
Documents the trends in drug overdose mortality by opioid type along the rural‐urban continuum. Identifies the opioid overdose mortality epidemics and opioid syndemic mortality rates by core-based statistical area (metropolitan and non-metropolitan county). Discusses the socioeconomic indicators including demographic, drug risk, and economic characteristics of communities affected by the different classes of opioid overdose epidemics.
David J. Peters, Shannon M. Monnat, Andrew L. Hochstetler, et al.
Rural Sociology, 2019, 1-3
Illicit drug use · Mortality · Prescription drug abuse · Rural-urban differences · Statistics and data