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Opioid-Related Overdose Mortality Rate

Indicator Place Year Value Notes

Notes for this indicator

This indicator is not exclusive of other drugs that may be included in multiple cause of death fields, such as heroin (T40.1), cocaine (T40.5), benzodiazepines (T42.4), psychostimulants with abuse potential (T43.6), other and unspecified narcotics (T40.6), or drugs not elsewhere classified (T50.9). Morphine and heroin are metabolized similarly. This may result in the over-reporting of drug poisonings associated with the effects of opioid analgesics.

For some cities, county level data was provided: Harris County for Houston, TX; Los Angeles County for Los Angeles, CA; Bexar County for San Antonio, TX; Alameda County for Oakland, CA.

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