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Opioid Summaries by State

Revised February 2018

Opioid-Related 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-Related Overdose Death Rates and Opioid Prescribing Levels
State Opioid-Related Overdose Deaths/100,0001(2016) Opioid Prescriptions/100 persons2 (2015)
high  West Virginia 43.40 110.00
high  New Hampshire 35.80 66.60
high  Ohio 32.90 85.80
high  Maryland 30.00 65.60
high  Washington D.C. 30.00 70.00
high  Massachusetts 29.70 59.90
high  Rhode Island 26.70 69.40
high  Maine 25.20 70.00
high  Connecticut 24.50 64.00
high  Kentucky 23.60 97.00
high  Michigan 18.50 96.10
high  Pennsylvania 18.50 81.10
high  Vermont 18.40 62.00
high  Tennessee 18.10 118.30
high  New Mexico 17.50 70.00
high  Delaware 16.90 80.00
high  Utah 16.40 73.10
high  New Jersey 16.00 55.00
high  Missouri 15.90 90.00
high  Wisconsin 15.80 69.10
high  North Carolina 15.40 86.80
high  Illinois 15.30 60.00
high  New York 15.10 51.30
elevated  Florida 14.40 62.80
elevated  Virginia 13.50 70.00
elevated  Nevada 13.30 83.00
elevated  South Carolina 13.10 109.00
elevated  Indiana 12.60 109.10
elevated  Alaska 12.50 57.00
elevated  Oklahoma 11.60 101.70
elevated  Arizona 11.40 70.50
moderate  Washington 9.70 68.20
moderate  Colorado 9.50 64.70
moderate  Georgia 8.80 77.10
moderate  Wyoming 8.70 65.30
moderate  Louisiana 7.70 103.20
moderate  North Dakota 7.60 60.00
moderate  Oregon 7.60 78.10
moderate  Alabama 7.50 120.30
moderate  Idaho 7.40 76.40
moderate  Minnesota 7.40 54.20
moderate  Iowa 6.20 68.00
moderate  Mississippi 6.20 107.50
lower  Arkansas 5.90 111.20
lower  Hawaii 5.20 45.30
lower  Kansas 5.10 86.20
lower  South Dakota 5.00 67.80
lower  California 4.90 47.90
lower  Texas 4.90 58.00
lower  Montana 4.20 90.00
lower  Nebraska 2.40 72.80
  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 (Other 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. Xponent, IMS Health, Plymouth Meeting, PA Copyright 2016 as published by the Medical Association of Georgia State and National Totals of Filled Prescriptions-All Opioid Analgesics.

This page was last updated February 2018