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Socioeconomic Risk Factors for Fatal Opioid Overdoses in the United States: Findings from the Mortality Disparities in American Communities Study (MDAC)

Description
Highlights a study that correlates demographic and socioeconomic status with opioid overdose fatalities. Draws data from the Mortality Disparities in American Community Study (MSAC) and compares results by rural/nonrural residence, race, employment, and educational attainment, among other measures.
Author(s)
Sean F. Altekruse, Candace M. Cosgrove, William C. Altekruse, Richard A. Jenkins, Carlos Blanco
Citation
PLoS One, 15(1)
Date
01/2020
Type
Document
Tagged as
Educational attainment · Employment and unemployment · Illicit drug use · Mortality · People with disabilities · Prescription drug abuse · Racial and ethnic groups · Rural-urban differences · Statistics and data