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Opioids in the USA: Summary statistics

By September 11, 2019June 16th, 2023No Comments

Editor’s note: This table is published as supplementary material to the article “Opioids in the USA: Disparities in addiction and incarceration”, which appears on page 6 of our October 2019 issue.


TABLE 1 Summary statistics on demographics, opioid use, and opioid treatment by race categories, 2014. Source: CDC WONDER.

  US population
Opioid related deaths
Opioid related death rate per 100,000 Opioid related addiction treatment center admissions
Arrests among opioid related addiction treatment center patients
White 71.7% 90.2% 10.0 88.0% 90.1%
Black or African American 12.2% 8.3% 5.2 4.2% 2.9%
American Indian or Alaska Native* 0.8% 1.2% 7.4 1.6% 2.0%
Asian 4.9% 0.7% 1.1 0.3% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander** 0.2%     0.3% 0.2%
Other single race 4.6%     4.4% 3.2%
Two or more races*** 5.6%     1.2% 1.4%

*Created from the TEDSA data by combining American Indian and Alaska Native groups.
**Created from the TEDSA data by combining Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander and Asian or Pacific Islander groups.
***Combines census estimates for all categories including more than one race, such as two or more races and three or more races.
✝All missing data was removed from all data sets.


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