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.

"Drug Overdoses” can be from any kind of drug.

“All Opioids” include prescription opioid pain relievers (OPR) and heroin.

All Opioids can be broken down into 4 categories: OPR only / Heroin only / Cases where both OPR and Heroin are mentioned / Cases where an opioid is mentioned, but it is not stated what kind.

The specific ICD10 codes follow:

Please note that this definition expands upon definitions used by CDC in that it includes F codes.

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.
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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