Provisional data in the United States shows that the reported number of drug overdose deaths occurring in the United States decreased by 0.9% from the 12 months ending in September 2018 to the 12 months ending in September 2019, from 68,421 to 67,839.
Provisional data show that the reported number of drug overdose deaths occurring in the United States decreased by 1.9% from the 12 months ending in August 2018 to the 12 months ending in August 2019, from 68,714 to 67,410.
The reported number of opioid-involved drug overdose deaths in the United States for the 12-month period ending in August 2019 (47,105) decreased from 47,251 in the previous year.
NCHS today published its monthly provisional estimates on drug overdose deaths in the United States, for the one-year period ending in July 2019.
Final data on drug overdose deaths are not expected to be available until later in the year.
NCHS has released its latest quarterly data on provisional mortality rates in the U.S. for several leading causes of death. This data set features the first estimated (provisional) death rates for full-year 2018 for disease-related leading causes of death. Full-year 2018 provisional death rates for external causes of death such as drug overdoses, homicide, firearm mortality, and suicide will not yet be available in this quarterly release.
Also, this quarterly release of data features only death rates (the number of deaths per 100,000 population) and not whole numbers of deaths.
This data is available on an interactive online dashboard at the following address: https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/vsrr/mortality-dashboard.htm.