Drug Overdose Deaths in the United States, 1999–2016


This report uses the most recent data from the National Vital Statistics System (NVSS) to update trends in drug overdose deaths, describe demographic and geographic patterns, and identify shifts in the types of drugs involved.

NCHS Data Brief, No. 294

Publisher: HHS and CDC and NCHS

Published: December 2017 (8 pages)

Holly Hedegaard, M.D., Margaret Warner, Ph.D., and Arialdi M. Miniño, M.P.H.

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