Opioid Overdose ED & Inpatient Visit Rate by Geography

New York Finger Lakes Region

The number of ED and inpatient visits driven by opioid overdoses jumped dramatically in 2016, after a steady climb in prior years. The chart below shows that while the rate is highest in the urban areas, the large increase is evident across geographies.

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.

Opioid Overdose ED & Inpatient Visit Rate by Geography chart