Drug overdose deaths among U.S. ladies ages 30 to 64 have soared 260%: CDC


While men die of drug overdoses considerably more often than ladies, their female counterparts are getting up to speed and overdosing in record numbers, as per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) week by week Morbidity and Mortality Report.

From 1999 to 2017 the death rate among ladies matured 30 to 64 expanded by 260%, the CDC stated, from 6.7 deaths per 100,000 populace, or a total of 4,314 medication overdose deaths in 1999 to 24.3 per 100,000, or a total of 18,110 deaths, in 2017.

Drastic increments are reported among prescription painkillers as well as illegal opioids including fentanyl and heroin, ABC News noted.

“From 1999 to 2017, drug overdose death rates increased by approximately 200% among women aged 35–39 and 45–49 years, 350% among those aged 30–34 and 50–54 years, and nearly 500% among those aged 55–64 years,” the CDC said.

In 1999, ladies matured 40 to 44, with 9.6 deaths per 100,000, denoted the most astounding death age group, however in 2017 the rates were most noteworthy among ladies matured 50 to 54.

While most overdose death increments were from opioids, there were likewise drastic increments in deaths by antidepressants, the report said. From 1999 to 2017 among ladies matured 30-34, and 40-49, the rate doubled, the report said. What’s more, it ascended by 300% among 55-59 year old ladies, and by almost 400% among ladies matured 60 to 64, the CDC said.

The report released just the statistics, with no exploration into potential reasons.

“Overdose deaths continue to be unacceptably high, and targeted efforts are needed to reduce the number of deaths in this evolving epidemic, including those among middle-aged women,” the CDC said in its report.

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