10 states with the most fatal opioid overdoses – Ohio tops list

Sixty-six percent of all drug overdose deaths were attributable to opioids in 2016, according to a Jan. 31 Kaiser Family Foundation analysis of mortality data compiled by the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics.

The U.S. saw 63,632 drug overdoses in 2016, with 42,249 of these overdoses involving opioids.

Here are 10 states that saw the most opioid overdose deaths in 2016. The proportion of overall overdose deaths related to opioids is listed in parenthesis for each state.

1. Ohio — 3,613 deaths (83 percent of overall fatal drug overdoses)

2. New York — 3,009 deaths (83 percent)

3. Florida — 2,798 deaths (59 percent)

4. Pennsylvania — 2,235 deaths (48 percent)

5. California — 2,012 deaths (43 percent)

6. Massachusetts — 1,990 deaths (89 percent)

7. Illinois — 1,947 deaths (81 percent)

8. Maryland — 1,821 deaths (89 percent)

9. Michigan — 1,762 deaths (75 percent)

10. North Carolina — 1,506 deaths (75 percent)

Note: The 10 states with the highest percentage of opioid overdoses in 2016 were New Hampshire (91 percent), Maryland (89 percent), Massachusetts (89 percent), Connecticut (88 percent), Rhode Island (86 percent), Maine (85 percent), New York (83 percent), Ohio (83 percent), West Virginia (83 percent) and Illinois (81 percent).

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