Community Data

Overall Overdose Data

Deaths in Maricopa County which are potentially due to unnatural causes are investigated by the Maricopa County Office of the Medical Examiner (OME) and postmortem examinations and laboratory testing is performed. Maricopa County Department of Public Health tracks deaths resulting from drug overdoses in Maricopa County. 

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While total overdoses are increasing, opioids are involved in a majority of fatal drug overdoses. 

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Overdose Data by Demographics

Demographics show differences in who experiences fatal drug overdoses.

chart of drug overdose death rate by race/ethnicity with American Indiancs/Alaskan Natives highest r

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Overdose Data by Substance

Breaking down data about the overdoses also reveals that fatal drug overdoses occur more given specific factors. 

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Natural/semi-synthetic opioids include drugs such as:

  • Morphine
  • Codeine
  • Oxycodone
  • Hydrocodone
  • Hydromorphone
  • Oxymorphone

Synthetic opioids include drugs such as:

  • Tramadol
  • Fentanyl

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Commonly-prescribed opioids would include:

  • Hydrocodone (Vicodin®)
  • Oxycodone (OxyContin®, Percocet®)
  • Oxymorphone (Opana®)
  • Morphine (Kadian®, Avinza®)
  • Codeine
  • Fentanyl
  • Hydromorphone
  • Tapentadol

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