Rate of opioid use disorder in every state

Delaware has the highest rate of Americans reporting opioid use disorder of all U.S. states, according to a new ranking from the Kaiser Family Foundation.

The ranking is based on 2016-17 data from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, and the Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality.

The national rate of Americans ages 12 or older reporting an opioid use disorder in the past year was 0.008 per 1,000 population.

Here's how each state stacks up:

Note: The list includes ties.

Delaware — 0.016 residents per 1,000 population

Kentucky — 0.014

Nevada — 0.014

New Hampshire — 0.012

Utah — 0.012

Idaho — 0.011

Maine — 0.011

Massachusetts — 0.011

Ohio — 0.011

Washington — 0.011

Alaska — 0.01

Indiana — 0.01

Michigan — 0.01

Oregon — 0.01

Pennsylvania — 0.01

Vermont — 0.01

West Virginia — 0.01

Alabama — 0.009

Arizona — 0.009

Arkansas — 0.009

Connecticut — 0.009

Montana — 0.009

New Jersey — 0.009

North Carolina — 0.009

South Carolina — 0.009

Virginia — 0.009

Colorado — 0.008

Florida — 0.008

Mississippi — 0.008

Oklahoma — 0.008

South Dakota — 0.008

Tennessee — 0.008

Illinois — 0.007

Missouri — 0.007

New Mexico — 0.007

Wisconsin — 0.007

Iowa — 0.006

Louisiana — 0.006

Maryland — 0.006

Nebraska — 0.006

New York — 0.006

Rhode Island — 0.006

Texas — 0.006

California — 0.005

Georgia — 0.005

North Dakota — 0.005

Wyoming — 0.005

District of Columbia — 0.004

Hawaii — 0.004

Kansas — 0.004

Minnesota — 0.004

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