NCHS data on drug poisoning death
Advanced Search
Select up to three search categories and corresponding keywords using the fields to the right. Refer to the Help section for more detailed instructions.


This Document Has Been Replaced By:



This Document Has Been Retired


Up-to-date Information

This is the latest update:

NCHS data on drug poisoning death
Filetype[PDF-235.42 KB]

  • Description:
    In recent years, the rate of poisoning deaths in the United States has been on the rise. Drugs – both legal and illegal – cause the vast majority of poisoning deaths. NCHS uses the National Vital Statistics System (NVSS) to monitor deaths due to drug poisoning. The NVSS collects and compiles mortality information from death certificates in all 50 States and the District of Columbia. Policymakers and public health professionals use the NVSS data to design and direct program and policy intervention efforts at the national, state, and local levels. NCHS identifies the number of drug poisoning deaths from statements about the underlying cause of death on death certificates. Drug poisoning deaths can result from unintentional or intentional overdoses of a drug, being given the wrong drug, taking the wrong drug in error, or taking a drug inadvertently.
  • Place as Subject:
  • Main Document Checksum:
  • File Type:
  • Supporting Files:
    No Additional Files
No Related Documents.

You May Also Like: