Injury Disparities: Drug Poisoning Deaths

Injury Disparities: Drug Poisoning Deaths

Injury Disparities: Drug Poisoning Deaths

This infographic focuses on the rates (per 100,000) of drug poisoning deaths of adolescents and young adults ages 10-24 from 2014-2016. It breaks out these deaths by sex, race/ethnicity, and location.

Drug poisoning is defined as an improper use of illicit drugs or medicine that is either prescribed or over-the-counter.

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This infographic focuses on the rates (per 100,000) of drug poisoning deaths of adolescents and young adults ages 10-24 from 2014-2016

Drug poisoning is an improper use of illicit drugs or medicine that is either prescribed or over-the-counter

BY SEX­­­

Males have higher rates of deaths than females

Table 1. Rates of Drug Poisoning Deaths by Sex, Ages 10-24, 2014-2016

 

Age Group

Female

Male

Death Rates

10-19

0.9

2.1

20-24

7.8

21.2

BY RACE/ETHNICITY

Whites and American Indian/Alaska Natives (AI/AN) have the highest rates of deaths

Table 2. Rates of Drug Poisoning Deaths by Race/Ethnicity, Ages 10-24, 2014-2016

 

Age Group

White

Black

Hispanic

Asian

AI/AN

Death Rates

10-19

2.1

0.6

1.0

0.5

1.7

20-24

20.9

6.1

7.6

3.2

15.8

BY LOCATION

Urban/metro areas have higher rates of deaths than rural/non-metro areas

Table 3. Rates of Drug Poisoning Deaths by Urban-Rural Status, Ages 10-24, 2014-2016

 

Age Group

Urban/Metro

Rural/Non-Metro

Death Rates

10-19

1.6

1.1

20-24

15.2

11.5

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Poison control is available 24/7 at (800) 222-1222

Source: NCHS Vital Statistics System, 2014-2016

 

 

 

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