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ARC: 17 Adair Co. overdose mortalities 2011-2015

According to the Appalachian Regional Commission, Adair County's mortality rate from opiod overdoses was 27.3 for the years from 2011-2015, lower than the 30.6 rate for all of Appalachia, but notably higher than the 20.6 per 100k national average. Russell County had the highest average of surrounding counties, with nearly three times as many deaths from overdose.


*For counties with fewer than 10 recorded deaths over the five-year time period, the number of deaths is suppressed, and therefore a mortality rate is not provided. NA: Data for Taylor County was not included in the new mapping tool.

The ARC's new Appalachian Overdose Mapping Tool integrates overdose mortality rates for each Appalachian county with data on unemployment, poverty, and disability, as well as other socioeconomic variables. Users can compare county-level information with regional and national data and see changes in the data between 20062010 and 20112015. The mapping tool can also generate fact sheets to assist in community planning and response efforts.

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