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Opioid Summaries by State

Revised May 2019

2017 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 (2017) Opioid Prescriptions/100 persons2 (2017)
very high  West Virginia 49.6 81.3
very high  Ohio 39.2 63.5
very high  Washington D.C. 34.7 28.5
very high  New Hampshire 34.0 52.8
very high  Maryland 32.2 51.7
very high  Maine 29.9 55.7
very high  Massachusetts 28.2 40.1
very high  Kentucky 27.9 86.8
high  Connecticut 27.7 48.0
high  Rhode Island 26.9 51.2
high  Michigan 21.2 74.0
high  Vermont 20.0 50.5
high  North Carolina 19.8 72.0
high  Tennessee 19.3 94.4
elevated  Illinois 17.2 51.1
elevated  Wisconsin 16.9 52.6
elevated  New Mexico 16.7 56.4
elevated  Missouri 16.5 71.8
elevated  New York 16.1 37.8
elevated  South Carolina 15.5 79.3
elevated  Utah 15.5 63.8
moderate  Virginia 14.8 52.9
moderate  Alaska 13.9 52.0
moderate  Arizona 13.5 61.2
moderate  Nevada 13.3 73.0
moderate  Oklahoma 10.2 88.1
moderate  Colorado 10.0 52.9
moderate  Georgia 9.7 70.9
moderate  Washington 9.6 57.2
lower  Oregon 8.1 66.1
lower  Minnesota 7.8 41.0
lower  Iowa 6.9 56.4
lowest  California 5.3 39.5
lowest  Texas 5.1 53.1
lowest  Hawaii 3.4 37.0
*Not included - Did not meet inclusion criteria
Alabama * 107.2
Arkansas * 105.4
Delaware * 68.3
Florida * 60.9
Idaho * 70.3
Indiana * 74.2
Kansas * 69.8
Louisiana * 89.5
Mississippi * 92.9
Montana * 61.1
Nebraska * 56.6
New Jersey * 44.2
North Dakota * 41.5
Pennsylvania * 57.7
South Dakota * 49.0
Wyoming * 64.8
  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. The original source of the opioid prescribing rates is, IQVIA Xponent 2006–2017. 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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This page was last updated May 2019