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Research finds declines in drug-overdose death rates in eight Eastern Kentucky counties and explores the many reasons for it

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Research finds declines in drug-overdose death rates in eight Eastern Kentucky counties and explores the many reasons for it Research finds declines in drug-overdose death rates in eight Eastern Kentucky counties and explores the many reasons for it

Research finds declines in drug-overdose death rates in eight Eastern Kentucky counties and explores the many reasons for it






From "Understanding Declining Rates of Drug Overdose Mortality in Eastern Ky.;" click it to enlargeBy Melissa Patrick
Kentucky Health NewsA decline in drug-overdose deaths in several Eastern Kentucky counties in the last decade was likely the result of state policies and strategies, stakeholders in the region told researchers for a newly published study. ?The findings of this study are very encouraging, as eight counties in Eastern Kentucky were among the 10 counties nationally with the greatest decline in drug-overdose mortality,? Fran Feltner, director of the University of Kentucky Center for Excellence in Rural Health, said in a news release. "Of the top 20 counties nationally, 14 were in Eastern Kentucky.?The study looked at the two five-year time periods between 2008 and 2017, using data from an opioid mapping tool from the Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis in the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago and drug-overdose death data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics. The eight Eastern Kentucky counties with the greatest decline in overdose death rates between 2008-12 and 2013-17 were Clay, Johnson, Floyd, Magoffin, Breathitt, Bath, Powell and Letcher, according to the report. The researchers from UK and NORC noted that the declines in overdose death rates in those Eastern Kentucky counties happened even as overdose rates went up across the na...
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Research finds declines in drug-overdose death rates in eight Eastern Kentucky counties and explores the many reasons for it Research finds declines in drug-overdose death rates in eight Eastern Kentucky counties and explores the many reasons for it

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Publication date: 29-05-2021 16:05
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