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:
- A) DRUG OVERDOSES (of any kind, excluding alcohol)
- Where Underlying Cause = X40-X44 (Unintentional), X60-X64 (suicide), X85 (homicide),
Y10-Y14 (undetermined), F11.0-F16.9, F-18.0-F19.9.
- B) ALL OPIOIDS SUBSET
- Of Drug Overdoses as listed above, search in any cause for:
T40.1 (heroin), T40.2-T40.4 (opioid pain reliever (OPR)), F11 (opioid), F19 (multi-drug).
- C) Further breakdown of Opioids:
- c.1: Opioid Pain Reliever (OPR) only (T40.2-.4).
- c.2: Heroin only (T40.1).
- c.3: Both heroin AND OPR (T40.1 and T40.2-.4 coexist).
- c.4: Unknown as to heroin or OPR (F11, F19 with no instance of T40.1 or T40.2-.4).
Please note that this definition expands upon definitions used by CDC in that it includes F codes.
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.
Formula = [Number of Deaths / Population] * 100,000.
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.
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
Any county with 35,000 or more total population per year 2000 Census.
Per the Federal Office of Management and Budget, Directive 15 (1997),
Any county with less than 35,000 total population per year 2000 Census.
- White is a person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle
East or North Africa;
- Black or African-American is a person having origins in any of the black racial
groups of Africa;
- Asian is a person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East,
Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent including for example, Cambodia, China,
India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand and Vietnam;
- American Indian/Alaska Native is a person having origins in any of the original
peoples of North and South America (including Central America), and who maintains
tribal affiliation or community attachment;
- Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander is a person having origins in any of the
original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands;
- Multiracial is a person declaring 2 or more of these races.