Drug-Poisoning Death Rates

Notes: The number of drug-poisoning deaths in 2011 was 41,340, and the number of drug-poisoning deaths in 2011 involving opioid analgesics was 16,917. Access data table at: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db166_table.pdf#1.

Data Sources: CDC/NCHS, National Vital Statistics System, Mortality File.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/National Center for Health Statistics: Drug-poisoning Deaths Involving Opioid Analgesics: United States, 1999–2011