Commonly Prescribed Opioid Overdose Inpatient & ED Visits by Race/Ethnicity & Age

New York Finger Lakes Region (2011-2016)

This chart shows the age breakdown for prescription opioid overdose ED and inpatient visits. There are significant differences across racial/ethnic groups. A notable difference is the large portion (40 percent) of the Latino prescription opioid overdoses that are by the under 30 population, compared to 17 percent for whites and 14 percent for blacks.


Methodology note: The SES index ranking was developed by Common Ground Health and calculated using a variety of socioeconomic indicators from the American Community Survey including average income, poverty rates, education levels, housing value, and homeownership. Each ZIP code is assigned a socioeconomic (SES) index ranking from 1 to 5. The lower SES ZIP codes tend to have lower average income, higher poverty rates, lower prevalence of college degrees, etc.

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