CDC Overdose Disparities Report

CDC Reports New Drug Overdose Disparities Statistics

Kristina Spannbauer
Publication Date: Jul 21, 2022

According to the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), drug overdose data show troubling trends and widening disparities between different population groups. In just one year, overdose death rates (number of drug overdose deaths per 100,000 people) increased 44% for Black people and 39% for American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) people.


Read the full report for more information, and visit the CDC Vital Signs webpage to access infographics and other related resources. 


This report is also available for viewing via this ASL video (English).