Opioid analgesic prescription rate per 1,000 population

Source: 2014-2016 NYS PMP, data as of April 2017

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

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  Prescriptions Average Population Crude Adjusted
Region/County 2014 2015 2016 Total 2014-2016 Rate Rate
Reg- 1 Long Island
Nassau 574,176 579,466 544,742 1,698,384 1,361,537 415.8 362.7
Suffolk 871,782 853,739 798,343 2,523,864 1,503,082 559.7 497.6
Region Total 1,445,958 1,433,205 1,343,085 4,222,248 2,864,619 491.3 433.5
Reg- 2 New York City
Bronx 559,734 555,639 519,151 1,634,524 1,449,957 375.8 378.0
Kings 704,543 700,903 640,361 2,045,807 2,638,827 258.4 253.3
New York 576,025 563,945 509,927 1,649,897 1,642,857 334.8 300.0
Queens 617,692 619,544 570,288 1,807,524 2,337,427 257.8 232.7
Richmond 258,139 255,300 241,142 754,581 474,158 530.5 478.0
Region Total 2,716,133 2,695,331 2,480,869 7,892,333 8,543,226 307.9 289.1
Reg- 3 Mid-Hudson
Dutchess 166,452 164,801 160,052 491,305 296,107 553.1 486.7
Orange 210,179 214,461 203,542 628,182 377,077 555.3 535.8
Putnam 50,745 53,092 50,236 154,073 99,286 517.3 447.1
Rockland 114,985 115,783 110,886 341,654 326,033 349.3 336.8
Sullivan 67,794 66,268 62,461 196,523 75,298 870.0 768.6
Ulster 144,609 148,256 138,602 431,467 180,066 798.7 689.6
Westchester 364,707 370,224 345,348 1,080,279 976,330 368.8 326.5
Region Total 1,119,471 1,132,885 1,071,127 3,323,483 2,330,198 475.4 429.9
Reg- 4 Capital Region
Albany 152,712 151,621 141,369 445,702 309,053 480.7 439.0
Columbia 43,828 44,225 41,565 129,618 61,821 698.9 600.0
Greene 43,496 43,358 40,314 127,168 47,683 889.0 754.8
Rensselaer 106,298 105,293 98,383 309,974 159,982 645.9 583.3
Saratoga 126,842 128,088 121,193 376,123 225,943 554.9 492.9
Schenectady 100,956 102,097 94,795 297,848 155,511 638.4 579.1
Region Total 574,132 574,682 537,619 1,686,433 959,992 585.6 523.8
Reg- 5 Mohawk Valley
Fulton 39,478 40,775 38,207 118,460 53,868 733.0 649.2
Herkimer 47,934 46,643 43,502 138,079 63,356 726.5 639.2
Montgomery 46,113 45,923 43,653 135,689 49,699 910.1 825.6
Otsego 40,747 39,682 37,747 118,176 60,783 648.1 590.7
Schoharie 22,310 22,641 21,153 66,104 31,343 703.0 599.9
Region Total 196,582 195,664 184,262 576,508 259,050 741.8 660.2
Reg- 6 North Country
Clinton 67,815 67,132 64,505 199,452 81,454 816.2 742.1
Essex 29,036 29,776 27,901 86,713 38,514 750.5 631.6
Franklin 39,076 37,629 35,507 112,212 50,998 733.4 658.6
Hamilton 3,752 3,727 3,556 11,035 4,696 783.3 631.2
Warren 52,423 54,347 51,146 157,916 64,776 812.6 693.8
Washington 52,146 53,235 51,026 156,407 62,185 838.4 731.4
Region Total 244,248 245,846 233,641 723,735 302,622 797.2 696.7
Reg- 7 Tug Hill Seaway
Jefferson 78,183 75,750 71,140 225,073 118,569 632.7 658.3
Lewis 17,025 16,812 17,100 50,937 27,143 625.5 579.0
St. Lawrence 82,415 83,290 83,864 249,569 111,069 749.0 705.6
Region Total 177,623 175,852 172,104 525,579 256,781 682.3 667.1
Reg- 8 Central NY
Cayuga 52,755 53,294 48,934 154,983 78,457 658.5 577.7
Cortland 31,688 30,802 28,750 91,240 48,793 623.3 615.8
Madison 53,522 52,938 49,852 156,312 72,118 722.5 675.5
Oneida 171,561 166,173 157,545 495,279 232,453 710.2 640.6
Onondaga 302,245 294,240 268,737 865,222 468,330 615.8 556.3
Oswego 92,862 90,479 84,785 268,126 120,458 742.0 683.1
Region Total 704,633 687,926 638,603 2,031,162 1,020,609 663.4 601.8
Reg- 9 Southern Tier
Broome 145,414 142,663 134,526 422,603 196,724 716.1 660.6
Chenango 37,195 36,451 34,655 108,301 49,133 734.7 653.8
Delaware 29,524 29,621 27,604 86,749 46,247 625.3 539.0
Tioga 31,118 31,149 29,864 92,131 49,585 619.3 544.3
Tompkins 58,900 58,610 53,174 170,684 105,114 541.3 576.8
Region Total 302,151 298,494 279,823 880,468 446,803 656.9 609.3
Reg- 10 Finger Lakes
Chemung 77,966 79,174 68,665 225,805 87,275 862.4 780.5
Livingston 36,118 36,788 35,953 108,859 64,563 562.0 505.7
Monroe 426,884 428,454 402,301 1,257,639 750,111 558.9 505.6
Ontario 66,533 65,856 61,535 193,924 109,843 588.5 510.4
Schuyler 14,771 14,678 13,913 43,362 18,380 786.4 669.0
Seneca 23,794 23,753 21,988 69,535 34,757 666.9 585.3
Steuben 67,412 69,397 66,258 203,067 97,978 690.9 610.2
Wayne 65,767 66,936 60,497 193,200 91,649 702.7 624.1
Yates 19,830 19,572 17,668 57,070 25,144 756.6 695.0
Region Total 799,075 804,608 748,778 2,352,461 1,279,699 612.8 548.6
Reg- 11 Western NY
Allegany 37,137 36,847 35,304 109,288 47,489 767.1 725.8
Cattaraugus 69,344 68,337 62,215 199,896 78,181 852.3 775.8
Chautauqua 106,750 106,634 97,285 310,669 131,234 789.1 694.4
Erie 708,031 702,153 645,829 2,056,013 923,284 742.3 650.4
Genesee 45,174 45,547 42,389 133,110 58,949 752.7 656.4
Niagara 196,326 199,160 180,321 575,807 212,884 901.6 775.6
Orleans 34,633 35,303 33,689 103,625 41,710 828.1 717.9
Wyoming 26,634 25,105 23,926 75,665 41,005 615.1 524.4
Region Total 1,224,029 1,219,086 1,120,958 3,564,073 1,534,736 774.1 677.9
Unknown 397 401 347 1,145 0 NA NA
New York State 9,504,432 9,463,980 8,811,216 27,779,628 19,798,335 467.7 423.4

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.

The rates presented are opioid prescription rates per population. They are not rates of the number of different people who are receiving an opioid prescription in a certain population. These numbers are federally-standardized indicators used to measure types of progress toward combating the opioid epidemic in certain states. These numbers do not indicate the numbers or rates of individuals who have received one or more opioid prescriptions in any given year.( i.e., if a county has a rate of 25 out of 1,000, that means there were 25 prescriptions per 1,000 population, but, all 25 prescriptions could have been for one individual. It does not necessarily mean that 25 out of 1,000 individuals received a prescription.)

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