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12 Colorado counties have highest classification of overdose death rates

20+ overdose deaths per 100K people in 12 counties
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Posted at 1:22 PM, Aug 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-17 15:22:35-04

DENVER -- Deadly drug overdoses are on the rise across Colorado. According to the Colorado Health Institute, the state had 12 counties with age-adjusted drug overdose death rates of above 20 per 100,000 people in the last year data was available: 2014. 

The CHI analysis is based off data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Vital System, and Morality Data. Read more on the stunning rise in overdose deaths across the state by clicking here and here.

CHI also has analysis showing how drastic the rise in overdose deaths has been in each county since 2001.

Tap the image below or click here to see the 12 counties with the highest overdose death rates.