The drug overdose rate among women in the United States has increased sharply, according to data released this week in the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's morbidity and mortality report.
Specifically, the drug drug overdose revealed the death of afflicted middle-aged women particularly hard. In fact, from 1
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Prescription opioid-related deaths also increased for women aged 30-64 in 1999 and 2017, the CDC said, and the largest increase was among women aged 55-64.
Overall, from 1999 to 2017, death rates were increased by about 200 percent between women 35 to 39 and women 45 to 49, while women aged 30 to 34 and 50 to 54 increased by 350 percent. Most shockingly, however, the rate increased by nearly 500 percent among women aged 55-64 during the time frame found by the CDC.
Compared to 1999, "the death rate was overdosed highest among women aged 40-44 (9.6 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants), while in 2017 the interest rates were highest among women aged 50-54 (28.2), "explained the CDC.
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The CDC did not show exactly what causes women to be disproportionately affected but noted "overdose deaths continue to be unacceptably high and targeted efforts are needed to reduce the number of deaths in this developing epidemic.
You can read the CDC's full report here.