Opioid Summaries by State

Drug overdose data comes from the CDC WONDER site. Available data is currently from 2018 with 2019 data usually being released in early 2021, at which time, these pages will be updated.

2018 Opioid-Involved Overdose Death Rates (per 100,000 people)1
See table for values

Washington Oregon California Nevada Idaho Montana Wyoming Utah Colorado Arizona Nebraska South Dakota North Dakota Minnesota Iowa Wisconsin Illinois Indiana Ohio Michigan Pennsylvania New York Vermont New Hampshire Massachusetts New Mexico Texas Oklahoma Kansas Missouri Arkansas Louisiana Mississippi Tennessee Alabama Georgia Florida Kentucky Virginia North Carolina Maine Connecticut Rhode Island New Jersey Delaware Maryland Alaska Hawaii West Virginia Washington, D.C. South Carolina
State Opioid-Involved Overdose Death Rates and Opioid Prescribing Levels
State Opioid-Involved Overdose Deaths/100,000 persons1
(2018 )
Opioid Prescriptions/100 persons2 (2018)
very high  West Virginia 42.4 69.3
very high  Maryland 33.7 45.1
very high  New Hampshire 33.1 46.1
very high  Ohio 29.6 53.5
very high  Massachusetts 29.3 35.3
high  Connecticut 27.5 43.0
high  Washington D.C. 26.7 25.0
high  Rhode Island 25.9 43.0
high  Kentucky 23.4 79.5
high  Maine 23.4 48.1
high  Vermont 22.8 42.4
high  Michigan 20.8 62.7
high  Tennessee 19.9 81.8
high  Missouri 19.6 63.4
elevated  North Carolina 17.9 61.5
elevated  Indiana 17.5 65.8
elevated  South Carolina 17.1 69.2
elevated  Illinois 17.0 45.2
elevated  New Mexico 16.7 49.4
elevated  Arizona 15.9 50.7
elevated  Florida 15.8 53.7
elevated  Wisconsin 15.3 45.8
elevated  New York 15.1 34.0
moderate  Utah 14.8 57.1
moderate  Virginia 14.3 44.8
moderate  Nevada 11.5 55.5
lower  Colorado 9.5 45.1
lower  Washington 9.4 49.3
lower  Alaska 8.8 44.9
lower  Georgia 8.3 63.2
lower  Oregon 8.0 57.3
lower  Oklahoma 7.8 79.1
lower  Wyoming 6.8 57.1
lower  Minnesota 6.3 35.5
lowest  Mississippi 6.1 76.8
lowest  California 5.8 35.1
lowest  Texas 4.8 47.2
lowest  Iowa 4.8 49.3
lowest  Hawaii 4.1 33.4
*Not included - Did not meet inclusion criteria
Alabama * 97.5
Arkansas * 93.5
Delaware * 60.6
Idaho * 61.9
Kansas * 64.3
Louisiana * 79.4
Montana * 54.0
Nebraska * 50.6
New Jersey * 38.9
North Dakota * 37.4
Pennsylvania * 49.9
South Dakota * 42.6
  1. Opioid overdose deaths are identified using underlying cause-of-death codes X40–X44, X60–X64, X85, and Y10–Y14. Opioid overdose deaths as defined, that have T40.1 (Heroin), T40.2 (Natural and semi-synthetic opioids), T40.3 (Methadone), T40.4 (Other synthetic narcotics), T40.6 (Other and unspecified narcotics) as a contributing cause. Age-adjusted death rates were calculated as deaths per 100,000 population using the direct method and the 2000 standard population. Source: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC WONDER.
  2. The original source of the opioid prescribing rates is, IQVIA Xponent 2006–2018. The data source information and description can be accessed from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention U.S. Opioid Prescribing Rate Maps webpage.

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