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QuickStats: Drug-Poisoning* Death Rates† — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2010

The figure shows U.S. drug-poisoning death rates, by state during 2010. In 2010, age-adjusted drug poisoning death rates varied by state, ranging from 3.4 to 28.9 per 100,000 standard population. The rate for the United States was 12.3. The five states with the highest rates were Oklahoma (19.4), Nevada (20.7), Kentucky (23.6), New Mexico (23.8), and West Virginia (28.9).

* Deaths include those coded as X40–X44, X60–X64, X85, or Y10–Y14 in the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision.

Age adjusted, per 100,000 standard population.

In 2010, age-adjusted drug poisoning death rates varied by state, ranging from 3.4 to 28.9 per 100,000 standard population. The rate for the United States was 12.3. The five states with the highest rates were Oklahoma (19.4), Nevada (20.7), Kentucky (23.6), New Mexico (23.8), and West Virginia (28.9).

Source: CDC. Death rates for drug poisoning, by state of residence, United States, 2010. Available at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/pressroom/states/drug_deaths_2010.pdf.

Reported by: Arialdi M. Miniño, MPH, aminino@cdc.gov, 301-458-4376; Margaret Warner, PhD.

Alternate Text: The figure above shows U.S. drug-poisoning death rates, by state during 2010. In 2010, age-adjusted drug poisoning death rates varied by state, ranging from 3.4 to 28.9 per 100,000 standard population. The rate for the United States was 12.3. The five states with the highest rates were Oklahoma (19.4), Nevada (20.7), Kentucky (23.6), New Mexico (23.8), and West Virginia (28.9).


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