Health
Fatal Drug Overdoses

Increasing


Fatal Drug Poisionings

What does this measure?

The number of deaths per year, expressed as an age-adjusted rate per 100,000 residents.

Why is this important?

In addition to ending a life tragically, a death by drug overdose profoundly affects surviving relatives and friends. Rising drug overdose deaths can reflect increasing rates of addiction, more potent and dangerous substances, inadequate systems to treat and support addicts, and other worrisome trends.

How does our county compare?

In 2018, Lancaster County's mortality rate was 23 per 100,000 residents, an increase of 475% since 2000. Lancaster had a lower rate than the state (33 per 100,000), Dauphin (40 per 100,000), Chester and York (both 28 per 100,000).

Notes about the data

Rates have been adjusted for differences in age and gender among the geographies.

Fatal Drug Poisionings
2000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018
Pennsylvania7.46.47.59.310.611.211.211.912.612.912.515.416.316.919.323.834.641.233.3
Lancaster County4.23.54.35.57.38.04.67.88.48.67.710.110.19.912.014.323.133.123.4
Berks CountyN/AN/A6.57.15.97.12.6N/A3.63.13.45.210.010.613.79.923.725.620.6
Chester County3.92.54.33.46.16.06.26.07.29.19.312.210.99.113.715.422.432.627.9
Cumberland CountyN/AN/AN/AN/A4.6N/AN/A8.38.25.17.49.68.48.611.212.723.931.921.3
Dauphin County4.1N/A5.04.07.06.25.98.38.78.26.211.310.312.018.217.027.931.740.0
Lebanon County8.5N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A13.619.412.516.114.1
York County6.52.82.76.27.88.16.78.58.97.29.510.713.613.125.921.520.330.127.9

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Notes: Rates per 100,000 residents. Rates are age- and sex-adjusted. Data not available for all geographies.




Number of Fatal Drug Poisionings
2000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018
Pennsylvania8967708951,1211,2781,3541,3441,4501,5221,5771,5501,9092,0262,0962,3932,9224,2094,9824,041
Lancaster County19162025343722374042395048496271113170112
Berks County352427222710914121320394256419410084
Chester County17111816282829293547436355436876109156136
Cumberland County47561088191912172320212530557350
Dauphin County10913101816152122201731293350487481104
Lebanon County1076246999843991723151818
York County24111124313328363730444660561068783125118

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention




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