All numbers and rates pertain to the place of residence (not occurrence).


This Web Query contains mortality data for Drug Overdoses generally, and Opioid subsets specifically.


The Categories are as follows (per NCHS specifications):



ICD10 Code Descriptions: X40-X44 (accidental poisonings by drugs), X60-X64 (intentional self-poisoning by drugs), X85 (assault by drug poisoning), Y10-Y14 (drug poisoning of undetermined intent), T40.0 (opium), T40.1 (heroin), T40.2 (natural and semisynthetic opioids), T40.3 (methadone), T40.4 (synthetic opioids, other than methadone), T40.6 (other and unspecified narcotics).


Age-Adjusted Rates
A weighted average of the age-specific mortality rates, where the weights are the proportions of persons in the corresponding age groups of a standard population. The calculation of an Age-Adjusted Rate uses the year 2000 U.S. standard million. Benefit: Controls for differences in age structure so that observed differences in rates across areas such as counties are not due solely to differences in the proportion of people in different age groups in different areas.
Cause of Death
Reported causes of death are based on the underlying cause of death. The underlying cause of death is defined by the World Health Organization as the disease or injury that initiated the sequence of events leading directly to death or as the circumstances of the accident or violence that produced the fatal injury.
Death Rate
Formula = [Number of Deaths / Population] * 100,000.
Ethnicity
Hispanic or Latino includes persons of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race.
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, (ICD-10)
An alphanumeric coding scheme that replaces ICD-9, and used for mortality data since 1999. ICD-10 codes were developed by the World Health Organization Collaborating Centres for Classification of Diseases.
Lifestages
An age year grouping methodology based upon predictable mortality. Georgia uses the following Lifestages: <1 Infancy, 1-4 Early Childhood, 5-12 Later Childhood, 13-19 Adolescence, 20-29 Early Adulthood, 30-44 Young Adulthood, 45-59 Middle Adulthood, 60-74 Late Adulthood, and 75+ Older Adulthood. The highest value for age is 120 years.
Non-Rural
Any county with 35,000 or more total population per year 2000 Census.
Percent of Deaths by Cause
The percent of deaths from a selected cause in the geography chosen of all deaths in the geography chosen. (If no cause is selected, the percent will always equal 100%.)
Formula = [Number of cause-specific deaths in a county or district / Number of deaths in a county or district] * 100
Race
Per the Federal Office of Management and Budget, Directive 15 (1997),
Rural
Any county with less than 35,000 total population per year 2000 Census.


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