Death Rate

July 15, 2021

New data: Deadly overdoses climbed 22% in Ohio last year

The 2020 data reverses what was a promising trend of decreasing overdose rates in Ohio that began in late 2017.
July 14, 2021

CDC releases overdose data for 2020, nearly 30% increase in deaths

DAYTON, Ohio (WKEF)- U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) issued a statement after the Center for Disease Control (CDC) released overdose data for 2020.
January 28, 2021

2020: The Deadliest Year In Drug History

Drug Overdoses Worsened In 2020
January 13, 2021

Scioto County opioid death rates the highest in Ohio

SCIOTO COUNTY, Ohio (WSAZ) - Data from the Ohio Attorney General’s office shows more Ohioans died from an opioid overdose during a three-month span last year than any time since the epidemic began.
January 16, 2021

Opioids still a problem

For a year now, we have been placing a lot of emphasis on the COVID-19 pandemic as we go about our daily lives.
January 17, 2021

Ohio opioid overdose deaths at 10-year high start of pandemic

Ohio opioid overdose deaths surged during the second quarter of 2020, making it the deadliest three-month period since the opioid epidemic began, according to a new state study.
December 1, 2020

Ohio residents dying younger than they did 10 years ago, report says; two Cuyahoga County areas have a 37-year difference

CLEVELAND, Ohio – The average Ohio resident is dying younger than a decade ago, likely due to factors such as the opioid epidemic, a suicide crisis, poverty and access to health care, according to a new report.
November 24, 2020

“Diseases Of Despair” Deaths Drop Slightly But Still Higher In Appalachia Than U.S.

New research shows that deaths due to the mix of substance abuse and suicides known as “diseases of despair” declined slightly in 2018. But the mortality rates throughout the Ohio Valley and Appalachian region are still higher than the national average.