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Opioid Summaries by State

Revised March 2019

2017 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

Note - These summaries are being updated in phases. States with 2017 data reported in the table below have been updated.

State Opioid-Related Overdose Death Rates and Opioid Prescribing Levels
State Opioid-Related Overdose Deaths/100,0001(2016) Opioid Prescriptions/100 persons2 (2015)
2017 2016 2017 2015
very high  West Virginia 49.6 43.4 81.3 110.0
very high  Ohio   32.9   85.8
very high  Washington D.C.   30.0   70.0
very high  New Hampshire 34.0 35.8 52.8 66.6
very high  Maryland 32.2 30.0 51.7 65.6
very high  Maine   25.2   70.0
very high  Massachusetts 28.2 29.7 40.1 59.9
very high  Kentucky   23.6   97.0
very high  Delaware   16.9   80.0
high  Connecticut 27.7 24.5 48.0 64.0
high  Rhode Island 26.9 26.7 51.2 69.4
high  New Jersey 22.0 16.0 44.2 55.0
high  Michigan 21.2 18.5 74.0 96.1
high  Pennsylvania   18.5   81.1
high  Vermont   18.4   62.0
high  North Carolina   15.4   86.8
high  Tennessee 19.3 18.1 94.4 118.3
elevated  Indiana   12.6   109.1
elevated  Illinois 17.2 15.3 51.1 60.0
elevated  Wisconsin 8.7 15.8 52.6 69.1
elevated  New Mexico   17.5   70.0
elevated  Missouri 4.1 15.9 71.8 90.0
elevated  Florida 16.3 14.4 60.9 62.8
elevated  New York   15.1   51.3
elevated  South Carolina 15.5 13.1 79.3 109.0
elevated  Utah   16.4   73.1
moderate  Virginia   13.5   70.0
moderate  Alaska   12.5   57.0
moderate  Arizona   11.4   70.5
moderate  Nevada   13.3   83.0
moderate  Oklahoma 10.2 11.6 88.1 101.7
moderate  Colorado   9.5   64.7
moderate  Georgia 9.7 8.8 70.9 77.1
moderate  Washington 9.6 9.7 57.2 68.2
lower  Louisiana 9.3 7.7 89.5 103.2
lower  Alabama 9.0 7.5 107.2 120.3
lower  Wyoming   8.7   65.3
lower  Oregon 8.1 7.6 66.1 78.1
lower  Minnesota   7.4   54.2
lower  Iowa   6.2   68.0
lower  Arkansas 6.5 5.9 105.4 111.2
lower  Mississippi 6.4 6.2 92.9 107.5
lowest  Idaho 6.2 7.4 70.3 76.4
lowest  California 5.3 4.9 39.5 47.9
lowest  Kansas 5.1 5.1 69.8 86.2
lowest  Texas 5.1 4.9 53.1 58.0
lowest  North Dakota   7.6   60.0
lowest  South Dakota   5.0   67.8
lowest  Montana   4.2   90.0
lowest  Hawaii 3.4 5.2 37.0 45.3
lowest  Nebraska   2.4   72.8
  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.

This page was last updated March 2019