Howard County Opioid Death Statistics

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Opioid overdoses have skyrocketed since the late 1990's, becoming the worst drug epidemic in modern American history. In 2017, there were over 47,000 opioid overdose deaths in the United States—more than from automobile accidents or firearm-related homicides. Many of those overdose deaths were from heroin and black-market fentanyl, which are surging in popularity.

Data is from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Note that for counties and demographic groups with small populations, data may not be available: the CDC suppresses reporting of small death counts for privacy reasons. 

Demographics of Opioid Overdose Deaths in Howard County, Maryland

The opioid crisis is not distributed evenly across the United States—geographically or demographically. These charts compare opioid overdose rates in Maryland by demographic groups, with the U.S. rate included as a benchmark. Drag the time-slider beneath the charts to see data for different years. 


About the Data

The data in this article was queried from CDC Wonder, based on the following parameters:

UCD codes: F11.0, X40-X44, X60-X64, X85, Y10-Y14

MCD codes: T40.0-T40.4, T40.6