California Drug Overdose Deaths Decrease While National Total Soars

California Drug Overdose Deaths Decrease While National Total Soars

California drug overdose deaths decreased 3.9% from 2016 to 2017, while overall U.S. drug overdose death increased 17.4% during that period. California had 4,628 deaths in 2017 compared to 4,815 in 2016. Nationally, there were 66,324 drug overdose deaths in 2017 compared to 56,488 death in 2016. The twelve month periods measured by the CDC ended in May for each year.

 

 

 

 

Source: CDC

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