Deaths due to opioid overdose. Opioids include prescription drugs used for pain management, including hydrocodone, oxycodone, morphine, codeine, and related drugs and illicit street drugs, namely heroin.
Multiple Cause Mortality Data, National Vital Statistics System, National Center for Health Statistics
Years of Collection
How the Measure is Calculated
(Opioid overdose deaths / Total population) x 100,000