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Drug Overdose Mortality Rate

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Drug Overdose Mortality Rate

What does this measure?

Deaths due to drug overdoses, expressed as a rate per 100,000 residents.

Why is this important?

In addition to ending a life tragically, a death by drug overdose profoundly affects surviving relatives and friends. Rising drug overdose deaths can reflect increasing rates of addiction, more potent and dangerous substances, inadequate systems to treat and support addicts, and other worrisome trends.

How is the region performing?

In 2021, the region had a rate of 35 drug poisoning deaths per 100,000 residents in the Mid-Hudson Valley region. This was above the national and state (excluding NYC) rates of 34 and 27 respectively. Sullivan had the highest rate of drug poisoning deaths in the region at 53 per 100,000 residents, while Columbia and Putnam counties (26 and 29, respectively) had the lowest.

Notes about the data

Deaths may be accidental or intentional, or this information may be unknown.

Drug Overdose Mortality Rate
2000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018201920202021
Region4.14.25.29.510.110.812.412.912.913.013.414.414.315.116.017.721.423.522.423.430.335.0
Columbia3.05.05.07.07.48.09.19.59.59.69.910.610.511.111.813.115.817.316.517.222.325.8
Dutchess3.03.05.010.010.511.313.013.513.513.614.015.015.015.816.818.522.424.523.424.531.736.6
Greene5.05.07.010.010.511.413.013.513.613.714.115.015.015.816.818.622.424.623.524.531.836.7
Orange5.05.05.09.09.510.211.712.112.212.312.713.513.514.215.116.720.222.221.222.128.633.0
Putnam5.05.05.07.98.39.010.310.610.710.811.111.911.812.513.314.717.719.418.519.325.128.9
Sullivan7.07.07.014.415.216.418.719.419.519.620.221.621.622.724.226.732.235.433.835.345.752.7
Ulster3.03.05.09.510.110.912.412.912.913.013.414.414.315.116.017.721.423.522.423.430.335.0
NYS (excluding NYC)3.43.43.97.47.88.49.610.010.010.110.411.111.111.712.413.816.618.217.418.123.527.2
U.S.6.26.88.29.59.810.411.912.312.712.413.014.214.014.916.117.821.323.122.023.129.634.3

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Notes: Rate per 100,000 residents. Numbers are age-adjusted.








INDICATORS TREND | STATE
Children Living in Poverty Increasing
Children Living in Poverty, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Single-Parent Families Increasing
Single-Parent Families, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Rate of Child Abuse and Neglect Decreasing
Rate of Foster Care Admissions Decreasing
Teen Pregnancy Decreasing
Voter Registration Rate Increasing
Voter Participation Rate Decreasing
Total Population Increasing
Population by Age Not Applicable
Population by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Household Types Not Applicable
Change in Total Jobs Increasing
Foreign-Born Population Increasing
Employment by Sector Not Applicable
Spending for County Government Increasing
Tourism Revenue Increasing
Preschoolers Receiving Special Education Services Increasing
Prekindergarten Participation Decreasing
Students Receiving Special Education Services Increasing
Per-Student Spending Increasing
Student Performance on Grade 4 English, by Economic Background Not Applicable
Student Performance on Grade 4 English, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Student Performance on Grade 4 Math, by Economic Background Not Applicable
Student Performance on Grade 4 Math, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
High School Cohort Graduation Rate Increasing
High School Cohort Dropout Rate Decreasing
High School GED Rate Decreasing
Education Levels of Adults Not Applicable
Education Levels of Adults, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Median Household Income Maintaining
Median Household Income, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
People Living in Poverty Maintaining
People Living in Poverty, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Seniors Living in Poverty Increasing
Veterans Living in Poverty Maintaining
Children Receiving Subsidized Child Care Decreasing
Students Eligible for Free/Reduced Price Lunch Increasing
Earned Income Tax Credit Participation Decreasing
People Without Health Insurance Decreasing
Deaths from Drug Overdoses Increasing
Early Prenatal Care, by Mother's Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Living Wage Rate by Household Type Not Applicable
Income in Relation to Poverty Level Not Applicable
Babies with Low Birth Weights Increasing
People Living wth HIV Increasing
Mental Health Clinic Visits Decreasing
Homeownership Rates Increasing
Homeless Persons Decreasing
Cost of Homeownership Maintaining
Cost of Renting Not Applicable
Violent Crimes Decreasing
Domestic Violence Decreasing
Arrest Rates, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable


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