U.S. Overdose deaths are on the rise in Black and Indigenous populations – DATAC

August 25, 2022

A new analysis published by the Smithsonian Magazine and authored by Margaret Osborne earlier in July discussed the rising numbers of overdose deaths in the U.S., particularly in African-American and indigenous populations.

New data released by the CDC demonstrates that during the first year of the pandemic, drug overdose deaths significantly increased among these two groups. Specifically, it shows that 91,799 drug overdose deaths took place in the U.S. in 2020, corresponding to a 30% increase compared to 2019; this rate of increase was reduced to 15% in 2021.

Read More: https://datac.ca/u-s-overdose-deaths-are-on-the-rise-in-black-and-indigenous-populations/

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