Most over­dose deaths in U.S.

Los Angeles Times - - THE NATION -

West Vir­ginia has the high­est rate of over­dose deaths in the U.S., ac­cord­ing to a new re­port.

There were about 34 drug over­dose deaths per 100,000 West Vir­ginia res­i­dents from 2011 to 2013, up dra­mat­i­cally from 22 per 100,000 from 2007 to 2009, ac­cord­ing to the re­port by the non­profit groups Trust for Amer­ica’s Health and the Robert Wood John­son Foun­da­tion.

West Vir­ginia’s drug over­dose death rate was more than dou­ble the na­tional av­er­age, the re­port said.

Cit­ing sta­tis­tics from the CDC, it found that West Vir­ginia’s rate far sur­passes the sec­ond-high­est state, New Mexico, which was at 28.2 deaths per 100,000. The na­tional av­er­age was 13.4.

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