Buprenorphine prescribing for substance use disorder (SUD) 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

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  Prescriptions Average Population Crude Adjusted
Region/County 2015 2016 2017 Total 2015-2017 Rate Rate
Reg- 1 Long Island
Nassau 35,879 36,281 37,410 109,570 1,364,121 26.8 29.4
Suffolk 84,540 87,435 89,013 260,988 1,495,708 58.2 64.5
Region Total 120,419 123,716 126,423 370,558 2,859,829 43.2 47.9
Reg- 2 New York City
Bronx 18,142 19,862 21,853 59,857 1,460,775 13.7 13.8
Kings 28,247 29,206 31,388 88,841 2,638,219 11.2 11.0
New York 21,002 23,415 22,765 67,182 1,650,993 13.6 12.4
Queens 18,520 19,987 21,086 59,593 2,343,595 8.5 7.9
Richmond 20,566 22,978 24,451 67,995 476,677 47.5 48.6
Region Total 106,477 115,448 121,543 343,468 8,570,259 13.4 12.7
Reg- 3 Mid-Hudson
Dutchess 8,690 9,303 11,338 29,331 295,265 33.1 36.4
Orange 14,619 16,185 20,089 50,893 379,694 44.7 50.5
Putnam 4,945 5,502 4,880 15,327 99,088 51.6 59.6
Rockland 6,532 7,197 7,955 21,684 327,228 22.1 25.7
Sullivan 6,718 7,334 7,940 21,992 75,054 97.7 112.1
Ulster 10,032 11,296 12,735 34,063 179,595 63.2 69.7
Westchester 15,539 16,681 16,781 49,001 977,061 16.7 17.6
Region Total 67,075 73,498 81,718 222,291 2,332,986 31.8 35.2
Reg- 4 Capital Region
Albany 10,070 12,004 13,888 35,962 309,280 38.8 42.3
Columbia 3,112 3,350 3,888 10,350 61,034 56.5 70.4
Greene 2,379 2,641 3,427 8,447 47,534 59.2 69.2
Rensselaer 6,733 7,903 8,369 23,005 160,019 47.9 50.5
Saratoga 7,919 8,232 9,738 25,889 227,724 37.9 41.9
Schenectady 7,273 7,389 8,750 23,412 154,907 50.4 55.5
Region Total 37,486 41,519 48,060 127,065 960,498 44.1 48.4
Reg- 5 Mohawk Valley
Fulton 4,187 4,119 4,903 13,209 53,899 81.7 92.5
Herkimer 3,135 3,986 4,685 11,806 62,651 62.8 77.0
Montgomery 4,121 4,194 5,038 13,353 49,392 90.1 105.3
Otsego 1,845 2,317 3,370 7,532 60,276 41.7 56.6
Schoharie 1,175 1,382 1,933 4,490 31,356 47.7 57.9
Region Total 14,463 15,998 19,929 50,390 257,573 65.2 79.3
Reg- 6 North Country
Clinton 4,917 6,021 7,179 18,117 81,101 74.5 84.7
Essex 1,935 2,127 2,689 6,751 38,179 58.9 69.8
Franklin 3,319 3,893 5,492 12,704 50,728 83.5 88.0
Hamilton 60 96 115 271 4,580 19.7 33.7
Warren 3,361 4,064 4,901 12,326 64,596 63.6 78.5
Washington 3,575 4,600 5,372 13,547 61,883 73.0 83.2
Region Total 17,167 20,801 25,748 63,716 301,067 70.5 81.2
Reg- 7 Tug Hill Seaway
Jefferson 3,411 3,754 5,014 12,179 115,276 35.2 37.2
Lewis 501 614 682 1,797 26,791 22.4 27.9
St. Lawrence 6,008 6,486 8,571 21,065 110,223 63.7 74.9
Region Total 9,920 10,854 14,267 35,041 252,290 46.3 50.8
Reg- 8 Central NY
Cayuga 2,058 2,075 3,343 7,476 77,917 32.0 36.1
Cortland 733 1,889 2,837 5,459 48,117 37.8 45.9
Madison 3,028 3,397 4,188 10,613 71,381 49.6 61.2
Oneida 12,656 13,231 15,601 41,488 231,674 59.7 69.9
Onondaga 20,069 22,497 25,458 68,024 466,685 48.6 53.6
Oswego 6,235 7,519 9,770 23,524 119,204 65.8 75.8
Region Total 44,779 50,608 61,197 156,584 1,014,978 51.4 58.5
Reg- 9 Southern Tier
Broome 6,579 7,757 9,473 23,809 195,180 40.7 49.7
Chenango 2,076 2,390 3,125 7,591 48,429 52.2 65.3
Delaware 2,247 2,429 3,135 7,811 45,526 57.2 76.0
Tioga 1,225 1,451 1,746 4,422 48,930 30.1 37.4
Tompkins 2,280 2,573 5,064 9,917 104,866 31.5 36.9
Region Total 14,407 16,600 22,543 53,550 442,931 40.3 48.8
Reg- 10 Finger Lakes
Chemung 2,444 2,794 4,113 9,351 86,317 36.1 41.3
Livingston 3,409 3,526 3,703 10,638 64,258 55.2 67.3
Monroe 27,238 30,699 33,795 91,732 748,323 40.9 43.5
Ontario 3,565 5,072 6,728 15,365 109,763 46.7 56.9
Schuyler 375 414 604 1,393 18,095 25.7 33.2
Seneca 1,069 1,336 1,699 4,104 34,703 39.4 45.2
Steuben 3,315 4,445 5,865 13,625 96,951 46.8 56.4
Wayne 2,936 3,962 5,109 12,007 90,971 44.0 52.5
Yates 760 780 1,042 2,582 24,975 34.5 45.8
Region Total 45,111 53,028 62,658 160,797 1,274,355 42.1 46.6
Reg- 11 Western NY
Allegany 1,967 2,187 2,306 6,460 47,144 45.7 59.6
Cattaraugus 4,306 5,256 6,392 15,954 77,649 68.5 84.3
Chautauqua 9,112 10,074 10,891 30,077 129,776 77.3 94.2
Erie 51,278 52,786 59,176 163,240 923,051 58.9 63.6
Genesee 3,649 4,235 5,484 13,368 58,458 76.2 88.1
Niagara 19,716 20,561 22,565 62,842 211,913 98.8 114.1
Orleans 2,508 2,962 3,763 9,233 41,304 74.5 82.9
Wyoming 1,805 2,154 2,118 6,077 40,766 49.7 52.1
Region Total 94,341 100,215 112,695 307,251 1,530,061 66.9 74.5
Unknown 531 490 504 1,525 0 NA NA
New York State 572,176 622,775 697,285 1,892,236 19,796,826 31.9 32.4

County of residence was assigned based on ZIP Code.

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.