Deaths per 100 000 people caused by opioid use disorders in 2016

Map of deaths caused by opioid use worldwide.

Map of deaths caused by opioid use world wide

Key facts:
– In 2016 opioid deaths were the most prevalent in Ukraine (8.5 per 100 000), Russia (8.3 per 100 000) and the USA (7.3 per 100 000)
– 116 people died every day from opioid-related drug overdoses.
– 11.5 million people misused prescription opioids
– In the United States 42,249 people died from overdosing on opioids; 2.1 million people had an opioid use disorder; 948,000 people used heroin; 179,000 people used heroin for the first time; 2.1 people misused prescription opioids for the first time; 17.087 deaths attributed to overdosing on commonly prescribed opioids; 19,413 deaths attributed to overdosing on synthetic opioids other than methadone; 15,469 deaths attributed to overdosing on heroin; 504 billion in economic costs.

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