Deaths From Drug Poisoning

Deaths From Drug Poisoning

Deaths resulting from unintentional or intentional overdose of a drug, being given the wrong drug, taking a drug in error, or taking a drug inadvertently.

Drug poisoning deaths can be prevented. Measuring the number and rate of deaths allow public health professionals to determine locations and populations where drug poisoning deaths are the most common.

In 2022, the age-adjusted rate per 100,000 of Deaths From Drug Poisoning in Alachua County was 26.7 compared to Florida at 34.9. The line graph shows change over time when there are at least three years of data.

Alachua County is in the second quartile for this measure. This means that relative to other counties in Florida, the age-adjusted rate per 100,000 of Deaths From Drug Poisoning is more in about half of the counties, and less in about one quarter of the counties.

The map illustrates county data by quartile. A quartile map is presented when there are at least 51 counties with data for this measure.

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Alachua County
Age-adjusted Deaths From Drug Poisoning, Single Year
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Age-adjusted Deaths From Drug Poisoning, Rate Per 100,000 Population, Single Year  
AlachuaFlorida
Data YearCountRateCountRate
20226426.77,55634.9
20214116.67,71936.7
20204517.87,13234.6
20192710.45,14725.1
2018219.94,66922.9
20172611.84,90824.6
20163113.74,69223.9
20152711.03,02815.5
2014188.72,48712.6
2013198.92,36412.1
2012187.82,45512.6
2011219.92,58513.7
2010259.92,94115.8
20092812.53,08916.9
2008198.72,95316.3
2007188.32,75215.3
Florida
Age-adjusted Deaths From Drug Poisoning, Rate Per 100,000 Population, 2022
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Age-adjusted Deaths From Drug Poisoning, Rate Per 100,000 Population, 2022    
CountyCountRate
Florida7,55634.9
Alachua6426.7
Baker1554.4
Bay6335.4
Bradford824.6
Brevard19834.5
Broward65632.1
Calhoun325.8
Charlotte5944.1
Citrus7655.8
Clay7333.7
Collier11939.3
Columbia1826.3
Miami-Dade32111.2
DeSoto929.4
Dixie528.9
Duval51849.8
Escambia24275.0
Flagler4446.9
Franklin319.5
Gadsden1326.7
Gilchrist855.1
Glades865.9
Gulf425.4
Hamilton543.0
Hardee415.9
Hendry1026.3
Hernando9952.4
Highlands3134.1
Hillsborough56836.2
Holmes422.9
Indian River4939.8
Jackson919.8
Jefferson213.1
Lafayette218.1
Lake14040.6
Lee31745.7
Leon5118.7
Levy1745.0
Liberty19.9
Madison13.4
Manatee15643.6
Marion20962.3
Martin3828.0
Monroe3642.3
Nassau3743.0
Okaloosa11554.1
Okeechobee2052.6
Orange37624.4
Osceola11526.7
Palm Beach49335.2
Pasco33558.6
Pinellas53856.6
Polk23531.7
Putnam2437.3
St. Johns6222.2
St. Lucie10733.4
Santa Rosa7034.1
Sarasota12838.5
Seminole13827.3
Sumter3853.7
Suwannee1640.9
Taylor420.3
Union530.4
Volusia31762.2
Wakulla1233.9
Walton3136.0
Washington625.5
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Data Note(s)


Data Source: Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics

  • ICD-10 Code(s): X40-X44, X60-X64, X85, Y10-Y14

  • Chart will display if there are at least three years of data.

  • Multi-year counts are a sum of the selected years, not an average.

  • Quartiles are calculated when data is available for at least 51 counties.

  • MOV - Measure of Variability: Probable range of values resulting from random fluctuations in the number of events. Not calculated when numerator is below 5 or denominator is below 20, or count or rate is suppressed. The MOV is useful for comparing rates to a goal or standard. For example, if the absolute difference between the county rate and the statewide rate is less than the MOV, the county rate is not significantly different from the statewide rate (alpha level = 0.05). When the absolute difference between the county rate and the statewide rate is greater than the MOV, the county rate is significantly different from the statewide rate. MOV should not be used to determine if the rates of two different counties, or the county rates for two different years, are statistically significantly different.

  • Denom - abbreviated for Denominator.

  • Population estimates are not available for persons whose county of residence is unknown. Given this, the denominator and associated rate are not available.

  • * - Indicates the county rate is statistically significantly different from the statewide rate.

  • The underlying cause of death reported by medical examiners and physicians on death certificates is the source for drug poisoning deaths.
  • These deaths are reported by the decedent's county of residence and year the decedent died.
  • When comparing these data to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) Deceased Persons for Drugs report it is important to know only results of examinations performed by medical examiners are included.
  • The FDLE report provides data by the district and year the examination was performed and may include deaths where drugs contributed to death, but did not directly result in the death.
  • This is primary, quantitative data.
  • All population-based rates are calculated using July 1 Florida population estimates from the Florida Legislature, Office of Economic and Demographic Research.