Drug overdose deaths

Drug overdose deaths
1999200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014201520162017
Drug overdose deaths16,84917,41519,39423,51825,78527,42429,81334,42536,01036,45037,00438,32941,34041,50243,98247,05552,40463,63270,237
Drug overdose deaths

ABOUT THIS DATASET

The National Vital Statistics System multiple cause-of-death mortality files were used to record drug overdose deaths. Drug overdose deaths were identified using the International Classification of Disease, Tenth Revision (ICD-10), based on the ICD-10 underlying cause-of-death codes: X40–44 (unintentional), X60–64 (suicide), X85 (homicide) , Y10–Y14 (undetermined intent). Among deaths with drug overdose as the underlying cause, the type of opioid is indicated by the following ICD-10 multiple cause-of-death codes: opioids (T40.0, T40.1, T40.2, T40.3, T40.4) and non-opioids (T40.5, T40.6, T40.7, T40.8, T40.9, T43.6).

Some deaths involved more than one type of drug; these deaths were included in the rates for each subcategory. Therefore, categories of deaths presented are not mutually exclusive.