Drug Overdose Deaths in the United States, 1999-2018

NCHS Data Brief. 2020 Jan:(356):1-8.


Deaths from drug overdose continue to contribute to mortality in the United States (1-5). This report uses the most recent data from the National Vital Statistics System (NVSS) to update trends in drug overdose deaths for all drugs and for specific drugs and drug types, and to identify changes in rates by state from 2017 to 2018.

MeSH terms

  • Cause of Death / trends*
  • Drug Overdose / mortality*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • United States / epidemiology
  • Vital Statistics