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Number of African American Drug Overdose Deaths (County)

Source: CDC Multiple Cause of Death, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Department of Health and Human Services)
Topic: HealthSubtopic: Behavioral HealthCategory: Drug Use
Product: Local StatsDate Updated: June 2020Update Tips
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    Years Available: 1999–2018

    Permanent Link: http://data.sagepub.com/sagestats/16356

    General Notes: Reporting of the decedent's race or ethnicity is based on observation and is subject to bias. In general, "African American" indicates a person of African descent, but may include persons of Hispanic ethnicity. A "#" indicates that the value is suppressed because the sub-national data was limited to only 0-9 deaths (this is as of May 2011). An "!" indicates that rates are "unreliable" because the death count is less than 20. Data are based on death certificates for U.S. residents, which list a single underlying cause of death, up to 20 additional multiple causes, and demographic information about the deceased. Nonresidents (i.e. resident aliens, citizens living abroad, Puerto Rican residents and other territories) and fetal deaths are excluded. Drug overdose deaths are classified using the International Classification of Disease (10th edition) underlying cause of death codes. The following codes were used to identify deaths caused by drug overdoses: X40-44 (unintentional); X60-64 (suicide); X85 (homicide); and Y10-14 (undetermined intent).

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