Opioid analgesic prescription rate per 1,000 population

Source: 2015-2017 NYS PMP, data as of April 2018

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

(Click on a county name for trend graph data)

  Prescriptions Average Population Crude Adjusted
Region/County 2015 2016 2017 Total 2015-2017 Rate Rate
Reg- 1 Long Island
Nassau 584,879 552,586 509,889 1,647,354 1,364,121 402.5 347.9
Suffolk 846,353 805,422 739,756 2,391,531 1,495,708 533.0 466.1
Region Total 1,431,232 1,358,008 1,249,645 4,038,885 2,859,829 470.8 409.9
Reg- 2 New York City
Bronx 567,695 530,752 473,045 1,571,492 1,460,775 358.6 357.8
Kings 709,763 647,736 577,887 1,935,386 2,638,219 244.5 238.0
New York 557,494 508,508 456,132 1,522,134 1,650,993 307.3 273.6
Queens 611,610 567,190 516,414 1,695,214 2,343,595 241.1 215.6
Richmond 252,722 240,349 217,082 710,153 476,677 496.6 442.2
Region Total 2,699,284 2,494,535 2,240,560 7,434,379 8,570,259 289.2 269.4
Reg- 3 Mid-Hudson
Dutchess 167,755 165,336 154,641 487,732 295,265 550.6 476.2
Orange 215,754 208,841 190,246 614,841 379,694 539.8 515.7
Putnam 53,800 51,394 47,248 152,442 99,088 512.8 436.6
Rockland 114,642 111,473 102,821 328,936 327,228 335.1 321.4
Sullivan 65,206 63,402 57,614 186,222 75,054 827.1 716.2
Ulster 145,032 138,965 128,205 412,202 179,595 765.1 649.5
Westchester 363,462 343,518 314,514 1,021,494 977,061 348.5 305.4
Region Total 1,125,651 1,082,929 995,289 3,203,869 2,332,986 457.8 409.0
Reg- 4 Capital Region
Albany 155,703 147,664 134,517 437,884 309,280 471.9 429.6
Columbia 45,093 43,040 40,028 128,161 61,034 699.9 586.7
Greene 43,525 41,825 37,808 123,158 47,534 863.6 715.6
Rensselaer 104,216 99,687 90,597 294,500 160,019 613.5 548.3
Saratoga 128,202 123,896 112,289 364,387 227,724 533.4 466.3
Schenectady 99,972 95,146 86,478 281,596 154,907 605.9 542.5
Region Total 576,711 551,258 501,717 1,629,686 960,498 565.6 499.8
Reg- 5 Mohawk Valley
Fulton 41,600 39,868 37,137 118,605 53,899 733.5 636.2
Herkimer 47,747 45,571 40,294 133,612 62,651 710.9 616.1
Montgomery 45,925 44,670 42,187 132,782 49,392 896.1 802.5
Otsego 39,074 38,150 34,694 111,918 60,276 618.9 551.3
Schoharie 22,143 21,478 19,881 63,502 31,356 675.1 566.3
Region Total 196,489 189,737 174,193 560,419 257,573 725.3 634.1
Reg- 6 North Country
Clinton 67,856 67,456 64,554 199,866 81,101 821.5 742.7
Essex 29,709 29,023 26,887 85,619 38,179 747.5 614.3
Franklin 37,721 36,309 33,840 107,870 50,728 708.8 627.7
Hamilton 3,794 3,729 3,558 11,081 4,580 806.5 624.0
Warren 53,942 51,537 46,401 151,880 64,596 783.7 660.6
Washington 51,562 50,728 45,883 148,173 61,883 798.1 682.3
Region Total 244,584 238,782 221,123 704,489 301,067 780.0 671.8
Reg- 7 Tug Hill Seaway
Jefferson 76,460 74,467 67,426 218,353 115,276 631.4 651.1
Lewis 16,898 17,538 15,220 49,656 26,791 617.8 564.5
St. Lawrence 82,696 85,378 77,313 245,387 110,223 742.1 686.5
Region Total 176,054 177,383 159,959 513,396 252,290 678.3 654.0
Reg- 8 Central NY
Cayuga 54,228 50,729 46,907 151,864 77,917 649.7 563.4
Cortland 31,243 30,166 27,821 89,230 48,117 618.1 603.3
Madison 53,919 51,931 45,844 151,694 71,381 708.4 650.2
Oneida 164,768 161,062 143,817 469,647 231,674 675.7 603.8
Onondaga 293,123 274,683 244,209 812,015 466,685 580.0 516.4
Oswego 89,488 87,189 78,199 254,876 119,204 712.7 644.6
Region Total 686,769 655,760 586,797 1,929,326 1,014,978 633.6 567.1
Reg- 9 Southern Tier
Broome 144,159 137,483 126,605 408,247 195,180 697.2 639.0
Chenango 37,017 35,835 33,477 106,329 48,429 731.9 641.8
Delaware 30,054 28,369 26,085 84,508 45,526 618.8 520.6
Tioga 30,756 29,893 27,353 88,002 48,930 599.5 515.8
Tompkins 57,570 53,533 49,660 160,763 104,866 511.0 538.6
Region Total 299,556 285,113 263,180 847,849 442,931 638.1 585.0
Reg- 10 Finger Lakes
Chemung 80,046 70,548 61,726 212,320 86,317 819.9 727.8
Livingston 37,451 37,307 34,174 108,932 64,258 565.1 503.4
Monroe 429,677 409,031 368,551 1,207,259 748,323 537.8 479.7
Ontario 66,008 63,927 56,708 186,643 109,763 566.8 481.5
Schuyler 14,768 14,577 12,943 42,288 18,095 779.0 650.7
Seneca 23,506 22,712 20,869 67,087 34,703 644.4 559.0
Steuben 68,638 69,017 63,311 200,966 96,951 691.0 598.7
Wayne 65,656 61,286 54,382 181,324 90,971 664.4 578.2
Yates 19,009 17,944 16,614 53,567 24,975 714.9 638.7
Region Total 804,759 766,349 689,278 2,260,386 1,274,355 591.2 521.1
Reg- 11 Western NY
Allegany 37,614 37,231 33,687 108,532 47,144 767.4 717.6
Cattaraugus 69,456 65,211 59,153 193,820 77,649 832.0 741.1
Chautauqua 107,525 101,066 88,034 296,625 129,776 761.9 653.7
Erie 705,115 661,690 594,574 1,961,379 923,051 708.3 614.3
Genesee 46,151 44,091 39,171 129,413 58,458 737.9 634.3
Niagara 197,521 183,231 161,954 542,706 211,913 853.7 722.7
Orleans 34,552 34,068 30,001 98,621 41,304 795.9 676.4
Wyoming 24,929 24,743 22,643 72,315 40,766 591.3 496.3
Region Total 1,222,863 1,151,331 1,029,217 3,403,411 1,530,061 741.5 640.6
Unknown 3,473 2,494 2,239 8,206 0 NA NA
New York State 9,467,425 8,953,679 8,113,197 26,534,301 19,796,826 446.8 400.3

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 controlled substance prescription rates per population. These numbers are federally-standardized indicators used to measure types of progress toward combating the controlled substance epidemic in certain states. They are not rates of the number of different people who are receiving a controlled substance prescription in a certain population. Rather, they are rates of the number of specific controlled substance prescriptions written and dispensed within the period. For example, if a county has a rate of 25, that means there were 25 prescriptions per 1,000 people in the population. However, it does not necessarily mean that 25 out of 1,000 individuals received a prescription; all 25 controlled substance prescriptions could have been for one individual.

Because dispensed prescription data for controlled substances can be reported or corrected after the date the drug was dispensed, the historic prescription data on this webpage is subject to subsequent updating.

See technical notes for information about the indicators.