Outpatient emergency department visits involving heroin overdose, rate per 100,000 population

Source: 2012-2014 SPARCS Data as of September 2016

Adjusted Rates Are Age Adjusted to The 2000 U.S. Population

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  ED Visits Average Population Crude Adjusted
Region/County 2012 2013 2014 Total 2012-2014 Rate Rate
Reg- 1 Long Island
Nassau 52 117 153 322 1,353,335 7.9 9.0
Suffolk 225 324 414 963 1,500,660 21.4 23.6
Region Total 277 441 567 1,285 2,853,995 15.0 16.6
Reg- 2 New York City
Bronx 33 55 80 168 1,421,788 3.9 4.0
Kings 88 88 143 319 2,593,192 4.1 4.0
New York 33 42 53 128 1,627,172 2.6 2.5
Queens 49 46 57 152 2,296,842 2.2 2.1
Richmond 31 44 71 146 472,209 10.3 10.8
Region Total 234 275 404 913 8,411,204 3.6 3.5
Reg- 3 Mid-Hudson
Dutchess 51 80 96 227 296,939 25.5 27.1
Orange 63 74 73 210 375,401 18.6 20.1
Putnam 12 16 8 36 99,580 12.1 14.5
Rockland 13 11 19 43 320,842 4.5 5.0
Sullivan 7 16 16 39 76,467 17.0 20.0
Ulster 13 37 34 84 181,078 15.5 16.9
Westchester 33 38 50 121 967,702 4.2 4.6
Region Total 192 272 296 760 2,318,009 10.9 11.9
Reg- 4 Capital Region
Albany 29 38 48 115 306,857 12.5 12.4
Columbia s 8 12 24 62,288 12.8 16.6
Greene s s 10 17 48,365 11.7 14.4
Rensselaer 11 18 38 67 159,842 14.0 13.8
Saratoga 6 11 28 45 223,640 6.7 7.6
Schenectady 9 21 31 61 155,397 13.1 13.9
Region Total 62 100 167 329 956,389 11.5 11.9
Reg- 5 Mohawk Valley
Fulton s s s 9 54,539 5.5* 6.9*
Herkimer s s 10 12 64,144 6.2 7.2
Montgomery s s s 11 49,872 7.4 8.2
Otsego s 9 14 28 61,507 15.2 17.3
Schoharie 0 s s s 31,836 s s
Region Total 11 21 33 65 261,898 8.3 9.6
Reg- 6 North Country
Clinton s s s 7 81,626 2.9* 2.5*
Essex s 0 s s 38,801 s s
Franklin s s s 9 51,582 5.8* 5.9*
Hamilton 0 0 s s 4,755 s s
Warren s 8 s 16 65,283 8.2 9.7
Washington s s 9 13 62,800 6.9 7.7
Region Total 9 18 22 49 304,846 5.4 5.7
Reg- 7 Tug Hill Seaway
Jefferson 6 13 20 39 119,623 10.9 9.4
Lewis 0 0 0 0 27,198 0.0* 0.0*
St. Lawrence s 6 14 22 111,865 6.6 6.5
Region Total 8 19 34 61 258,686 7.9 7.3
Reg- 8 Central NY
Cayuga s 6 18 27 79,284 11.4 12.7
Cortland s 8 8 19 49,158 12.9 13.7
Madison 0 12 26 38 72,378 17.5 18.1
Oneida 14 28 39 81 233,337 11.6 13.1
Onondaga 67 87 127 281 467,812 20.0 20.7
Oswego 13 21 26 60 121,259 16.5 17.1
Region Total 100 162 244 506 1,023,228 16.5 17.3
Reg- 9 Southern Tier
Broome 45 78 97 220 197,648 37.1 39.4
Chenango s s 7 15 49,621 10.1 12.1
Delaware s 6 8 15 46,860 10.7 13.9
Tioga s s 11 16 50,197 10.6 12.7
Tompkins s s 20 28 103,621 9.0 9.3
Region Total 56 95 143 294 447,946 21.9 22.8
Reg- 10 Finger Lakes
Chemung s s 7 14 88,396 5.3 6.2
Livingston s s 17 22 64,700 11.3 13.2
Monroe 53 117 207 377 749,092 16.8 17.1
Ontario 8 17 42 67 109,110 20.5 24.1
Schuyler 0 s 0 s 18,484 s s
Seneca s s 6 11 35,199 10.4 11.7
Steuben s s 6 15 98,702 5.1 6.0
Wayne s s 11 15 92,495 5.4 6.7
Yates 0 s 6 9 25,236 11.9* 13.1*
Region Total 74 155 302 531 1,281,415 13.8 14.7
Reg- 11 Western NY
Allegany 0 s s s 48,067 s s
Cattaraugus s 9 16 26 78,983 11.0 12.5
Chautauqua 12 31 33 76 132,891 19.1 22.1
Erie 93 247 278 618 920,596 22.4 23.0
Genesee s 6 14 22 59,531 12.3 14.0
Niagara 16 34 31 81 214,299 12.6 14.2
Orleans s s 6 13 42,352 10.2 11.0
Wyoming s 6 s 16 41,537 12.8 13.5
Region Total 131 339 387 857 1,538,256 18.6 19.7
New York State 1,154 1,897 2,599 5,650 19,655,872 9.6 9.5

* Fewer than 10 events in the numerator, therefore the rate is unstable

s: Data do not meet reporting criteria

~ The SPARCS data do not include visits/discharges by people who sought care from hospitals outside of New York State, which may lower numbers and rates for some counties, especially those which border other states.

County of residence was assigned based on ZIP code for cases in which patient county of residence was listed as unknown or missing, but a valid NY ZIP code was present.