Drug deaths of white men in the United StatesSource:
Dataset on the number of unintentional drug overdose deaths in the United States for each age group between 1999 and 2019, retrieved from the CDC WONDER Online Database. The data only cover white men.
A dataframe containing
Number of observed unintentional drug overdose deaths in the respective age group and calendar year.
Number of white men in the respective age group and calendar year in the U.S. population.
Drug overdose mortality rate for the respective age group and calendar year, reported as the number of deaths per 100,000 people. Calculated as
100000 * deaths / population.
The data were exported from the CDC WONDER Online Database (see link in references down below), based on the following settings:
Group by Year and by Single-Year Ages
Demographics: Gender Male; Ethnicity White
Cause of death: Drug / Alcohol Induced Causes. Then select the more specific category Drug poisonings (overdose) Unintentional (X40-X44).
Jalal, H., & Burke, D. S. (2020). Hexamaps for Age-Period-Cohort Data Visualization and Implementation in R. Epidemiology (Cambridge, Mass.), 31(6), e47. doi:10.1097/EDE.0000000000001236 .
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. Underlying Cause of Death 1999-2019 on CDC WONDER Online Database, released in 2020. Data are from the Multiple Cause of Death Files, 1999-2019, as compiled from data provided by the 57 vital statistics jurisdictions through the Vital Statistics Cooperative Program. Accessed at wonder.cdc.gov/ucd-icd10.html on 6 December 2021.