Benzodiazepine 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 441,795 445,592 438,708 1,326,095 1,364,121 324.0 282.6
Suffolk 539,679 550,259 541,640 1,631,578 1,495,708 363.6 321.5
Region Total 981,474 995,851 980,348 2,957,673 2,859,829 344.7 303.1
Reg- 2 New York City
Bronx 223,672 228,983 218,876 671,531 1,460,775 153.2 153.9
Kings 468,898 466,563 458,211 1,393,672 2,638,219 176.1 170.4
New York 504,614 506,446 498,416 1,509,476 1,650,993 304.8 269.2
Queens 397,641 398,987 385,508 1,182,136 2,343,595 168.1 150.0
Richmond 155,611 155,775 151,587 462,973 476,677 323.8 287.6
Region Total 1,750,436 1,756,754 1,712,598 5,219,788 8,570,259 203.0 188.9
Reg- 3 Mid-Hudson
Dutchess 110,228 117,319 116,775 344,322 295,265 388.7 343.5
Orange 112,549 115,422 113,233 341,204 379,694 299.5 290.6
Putnam 32,544 34,502 35,016 102,062 99,088 343.3 300.3
Rockland 86,185 91,051 90,085 267,321 327,228 272.3 264.1
Sullivan 26,987 27,899 26,629 81,515 75,054 362.0 321.1
Ulster 83,420 88,082 87,315 258,817 179,595 480.4 411.4
Westchester 267,467 270,453 265,398 803,318 977,061 274.1 242.9
Region Total 719,380 744,728 734,451 2,198,559 2,332,986 314.1 284.3
Reg- 4 Capital Region
Albany 97,767 102,348 102,377 302,492 309,280 326.0 304.3
Columbia 24,247 25,009 24,818 74,074 61,034 404.6 342.7
Greene 19,999 20,472 19,489 59,960 47,534 420.5 358.4
Rensselaer 53,707 56,891 57,113 167,711 160,019 349.4 319.6
Saratoga 82,689 86,210 85,237 254,136 227,724 372.0 334.4
Schenectady 56,378 58,644 57,917 172,939 154,907 372.1 338.2
Region Total 334,787 349,574 346,951 1,031,312 960,498 357.9 324.0
Reg- 5 Mohawk Valley
Fulton 17,503 18,324 18,502 54,329 53,899 336.0 298.3
Herkimer 23,576 24,001 22,129 69,706 62,651 370.9 324.6
Montgomery 16,695 17,927 18,183 52,805 49,392 356.4 316.6
Otsego 19,835 20,377 19,558 59,770 60,276 330.5 297.4
Schoharie 10,008 10,424 9,751 30,183 31,356 320.9 278.4
Region Total 87,617 91,053 88,123 266,793 257,573 345.3 305.5
Reg- 6 North Country
Clinton 28,795 29,782 29,223 87,800 81,101 360.9 328.2
Essex 12,836 13,055 12,891 38,782 38,179 338.6 283.7
Franklin 14,226 14,679 14,808 43,713 50,728 287.2 257.3
Hamilton 1,914 1,986 2,030 5,930 4,580 431.6 353.4
Warren 30,127 30,381 30,523 91,031 64,596 469.7 407.7
Washington 25,719 26,673 25,349 77,741 61,883 418.8 361.7
Region Total 113,617 116,556 114,824 344,997 301,067 382.0 332.9
Reg- 7 Tug Hill Seaway
Jefferson 27,313 28,304 27,634 83,251 115,276 240.7 249.7
Lewis 6,762 6,876 6,467 20,105 26,791 250.1 234.3
St. Lawrence 26,041 29,436 28,655 84,132 110,223 254.4 237.6
Region Total 60,116 64,616 62,756 187,488 252,290 247.7 241.1
Reg- 8 Central NY
Cayuga 25,119 25,915 25,472 76,506 77,917 327.3 292.1
Cortland 11,045 11,579 11,036 33,660 48,117 233.2 229.8
Madison 21,718 22,513 21,325 65,556 71,381 306.1 283.9
Oneida 80,452 82,964 79,596 243,012 231,674 349.6 314.2
Onondaga 143,886 145,991 140,058 429,935 466,685 307.1 281.4
Oswego 39,478 39,823 38,393 117,694 119,204 329.1 307.9
Region Total 321,698 328,785 315,880 966,363 1,014,978 317.4 290.5
Reg- 9 Southern Tier
Broome 58,107 59,627 58,431 176,165 195,180 300.9 282.2
Chenango 12,665 13,764 13,023 39,452 48,429 271.5 242.4
Delaware 15,124 14,868 14,154 44,146 45,526 323.2 274.8
Tioga 10,822 11,197 10,798 32,817 48,930 223.6 200.6
Tompkins 27,035 26,714 26,347 80,096 104,866 254.6 267.9
Region Total 123,753 126,170 122,753 372,676 442,931 280.5 262.5
Reg- 10 Finger Lakes
Chemung 32,903 32,674 31,677 97,254 86,317 375.6 336.8
Livingston 17,509 18,127 17,375 53,011 64,258 275.0 256.0
Monroe 213,254 216,305 210,515 640,074 748,323 285.1 259.1
Ontario 31,045 33,983 32,690 97,718 109,763 296.8 265.9
Schuyler 6,286 6,503 6,114 18,903 18,095 348.2 296.6
Seneca 9,457 10,132 9,572 29,161 34,703 280.1 250.5
Steuben 31,776 34,256 33,463 99,495 96,951 342.1 300.5
Wayne 26,293 27,583 26,566 80,442 90,971 294.8 262.8
Yates 8,178 8,283 7,906 24,367 24,975 325.2 297.9
Region Total 376,701 387,846 375,878 1,140,425 1,274,355 298.3 268.7
Reg- 11 Western NY
Allegany 14,733 15,340 13,764 43,837 47,144 309.9 292.8
Cattaraugus 24,463 24,825 23,605 72,893 77,649 312.9 283.6
Chautauqua 36,823 36,142 32,830 105,795 129,776 271.7 237.1
Erie 329,311 335,365 314,626 979,302 923,051 353.6 317.8
Genesee 20,632 20,656 19,516 60,804 58,458 346.7 304.9
Niagara 99,822 101,453 96,197 297,472 211,913 467.9 418.0
Orleans 13,411 13,828 12,725 39,964 41,304 322.5 280.2
Wyoming 10,161 10,961 10,449 31,571 40,766 258.2 225.4
Region Total 549,356 558,570 523,712 1,631,638 1,530,061 355.5 318.4
Unknown 3,837 3,939 4,519 12,295 0 NA NA
New York State 5,422,772 5,524,442 5,382,793 16,330,007 19,796,826 275.0 248.9

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.