New York State Buprenorphine prescribing for substance use disorder (SUD), crude rate per 1,000 population

New York State  Buprenorphine prescribing for substance use disorder (SUD),  crude rate per 1,000 population

New York State Buprenorphine prescribing for substance use disorder (SUD), age-adjusted rate per 1,000 population

New York State  Buprenorphine prescribing for substance use disorder (SUD), age-adjusted rate per 1,000 population

New York State Buprenorphine prescribing for substance use disorder (SUD) rate per 1,000 population

  Crude rate Age adjusted rate
Year New York State NYS exc. NYC New York City New York State NYS exc. NYC New York City
2012 22.7 31.1 11.3 22.8 34.2 10.8
2013 25.0 34.8 11.8 25.2 38.4 11.2
2014 27.0 38.1 12.2 27.2 42.3 11.6
2015 28.9 41.4 12.5 29.3 46.2 11.8
2016 31.5 45.2 13.5 32.1 50.8 12.9
2017 35.1 51.2 14.1 35.9 57.5 13.5

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.