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VSRR Provisional Drug Overdose Death Counts

Metadata Updated: January 13, 2023

This data presents provisional counts for drug overdose deaths based on a current flow of mortality data in the National Vital Statistics System. Counts for the most recent final annual data are provided for comparison. National provisional counts include deaths occurring within the 50 states and the District of Columbia as of the date specified and may not include all deaths that occurred during a given time period. Provisional counts are often incomplete and causes of death may be pending investigation resulting in an underestimate relative to final counts. To address this, methods were developed to adjust provisional counts for reporting delays by generating a set of predicted provisional counts.

Several data quality metrics, including the percent completeness in overall death reporting, percentage of deaths with cause of death pending further investigation, and the percentage of drug overdose deaths with specific drugs or drug classes reported are included to aid in interpretation of provisional data as these measures are related to the accuracy of provisional counts. Reporting of the specific drugs and drug classes involved in drug overdose deaths varies by jurisdiction, and comparisons of death rates involving specific drugs across selected jurisdictions should not be made. Provisional data presented will be updated on a monthly basis as additional records are received.

For more information please visit: https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/vsrr/drug-overdose-data.htm

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: See this page for license information.

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Dates

Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date January 13, 2023
Data Update Frequency R/P1M

Metadata Source

Harvested from Healthdata.gov

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Metadata Updated Date January 13, 2023
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