Estimated Accidental and Undetermined Drug Overdose Deaths CY 2012-Current County Health

data.pa.gov | Last Updated 10 Sep 2021

View annual counts of Accidental or Undetermined overdose deaths for 2012 forward, including provisional estimates of annual counts of overdose deaths for recent years, as noted with an asterisk and the month the data was pulled.<br> NOTE: Finalized death records for overdose deaths are often delayed by 3-6 months. Counties labeled “no value” have data suppressed because the counts are between 1 and 9.<br> Overdose Deaths are classified using the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD–10). Drug-poisoning deaths are identified using underlying cause-of-death codes X40–X44, and Y10–Y14, and include the following:<br> - R99 when the Injury Description indicates an overdose death. <br> - X49 when literal COD is Mixed or Combined or Multiple Substance Toxicity, as these are likely drug overdoses <br> - X47 when substance indicated is difluoroethane, alone or in combination with other drugs<br> Source Pennsylvania Prescription Drug Monitoring Program*<br> * These data were supplied by the Bureau of Health Statistics and Registries, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The Bureau of Health Statistics and Registries specifically disclaims responsibility for any analyses, interpretations or conclusions.<br> - Estimates are broken down by type of drugs involved in the overdose<br> - Any Drug Overdose Death - all drug overdose deaths, regardless of type of drug involved, excluding alcohol only deaths<br> - Opioid Overdose Death - any overdose death involving opioids, prescription or illegal

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This dataset has the following 12 columns:

Column NameAPI Column NameData TypeDescriptionSample Values
CountycountytextPennsylvania County name; includes PENNSYLVANIA for the statewide rates. There are 67 counties in Pennsylvania.
CountcountnumberNumber of overdose deaths for each county and PENNSYLVANIA for overdoses of any drug, excluding alcohol only
YearyeartextCalendar Year. The the data is based on annual counts of Accidental or Undetermined overdose deaths for 2012 forward, including provisional estimates of annual counts of overdose deaths for recent years, as noted with an asterisk and the month the data was pulled. NOTE: Finalized death records for overdose deaths are often delayed by 3-6 months. Counties labeled “no value” have data suppressed because the counts are between 1 and 9.
Suppression Informationsuppression_informationtextDescription when information is suppressed. If the field is blank, then the information is available. Information is not displayed when count is between 1 and 9.
Type of Overdose Deathestimate_descriptiontextIndicates Any Drug (all drug overdose deaths, regardless of type of drug involved, excluding alcohol only deaths) or Opioid (any overdose death involving opioids, prescription or illegal)
County Code Numbercounty_code_numbernumberThere are 67 counties in Pennsylvania. They are number 01 through 67 in alphabetical order; 00 identifies the statewide totals.
County Code Textcounty_code_texttextThere are 67 counties in Pennsylvania. They are number 01 through 67 in alphabetical order; 00 identifies the statewides totals. This column has the codes formatted as text fields to integrate with other files where county codes are used in place of names and for easier coding within certain software
State FIPS Codestate_fips_codetextThese are the first 2 digits of the 5-digit Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) code that designate the State association. Each State has its own 2-digit number and each County within the state has its own 3-digit number which are combined into a 5-digit number to uniquely identify every US county. For more technical details : Federal Information Processing Standards Publications (FIPS PUBS) are issued by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) after approval by the Secretary of Commerce pursuant to Section 111 (d) of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 as amended by the Computer Security Act of 1987, Public Law 100-235. Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 6-4, Counties and Equivalent Entities of the U.S., Its Possessions, and Associated Areas -- 90 Aug 31 , provides the names and codes that represent the counties and other entities treated as equivalent legal and/or statistical subdivisions of the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and the possessions and freely associated areas of the United States. Counties are considered to be the "first-order subdivisions" of each State and statistically equivalent entity, regardless of their local designations (county, parish, borough, etc.). Information gathered from census data - https://www.census.gov/geo/reference/codes/cou.html
County FIPScounty_fipstextThe FIPS county code is a five-digit Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) code (FIPS 6-4) which uniquely identifies counties and county equivalents in the United States, certain U.S. possessions, and certain freely associated states. This is the 3-digit part of the 5-digit county FIPS code specifically standing for the county.
Latitudelatitude_longitudetextIf the Latitude point is null, then the county is unknown. This is a generic point for latitude in each county to give the ability to create visualizations such as map layers. The latitude for the state of Pennsylvanian will fall to the south east of Pennsylvania actually in Maryland so that the information for a statewide total can also be displayed on a map layer without affecting information in another county.
LongitudelongitudetextIf the Longitude point is null, then the county is unknown. This is a generic point for longitude in each county to give the ability to create visualizations such as map layers. The longitude for the state of Pennsylvanian will fall to the south east of Pennsylvania actually in Maryland so that the information for a statewide total can also be displayed on a map layer without affecting information in another county.
Georeferenced Latitude & Longitudegeocoded_column_1pointA generic georeferenced Latitude & Longitude point within the county. These points can be used to create visualizations such as maps to show the data by county. A point is also provided for outside of the state (on a map it will sit to the southeast of the state). This number represents the total number for the state and this location provides a spot on a map to display the PA number without having it duplicate within a county when using in a mapping visual.