A series of recent articles and a comprehensive survey of drug overdose data reveal the prevalence of opioid overdoses in the U.S. and around the world.
The most recent data, published by the U,S.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), shows that there are nearly 100,000 opioid overdose deaths per year in the United States, and an estimated 12 million opioid-related deaths globally.
More than 50 percent of all opioid-involved deaths occur in white Americans, according to the CDC.
The survey also revealed that opioid overdoses are disproportionately affecting Black Americans.
According to data from the U of T, nearly 25 percent of Black people in the US and 10 percent of people in China have been diagnosed with an opioid overdose.
White Americans, by contrast, account for only about 9 percent of the population in the country, and they account for about 30 percent of overdose deaths.
According the CDC, African Americans are more likely to have been affected by an opioid-induced overdose.
A study by the CDC and researchers at the University of Alabama-Birmingham found that the vast majority of overdose victims in the Black community had not used opioids for more than five days.
The CDC report also found that nearly 40 percent of those who had been diagnosed as opioid-exposed had used opioids in the previous three months.
In the United Kingdom, the British National Survey on Drug Use and Health, which has been tracking drug use and health outcomes since the 1980s, found that roughly a quarter of Black British adults had used drugs in the past year, with most of the users being non-medical users of drugs.
The U.K. has a long history of drug-related harm, which included heroin and amphetamine use among many other substances.
The opioid epidemic, however, has brought the Black population into the spotlight, and the U’s new survey of the public revealed that they are significantly more likely than white people to be affected by opioid overdoses.
While the U and the world’s other major economies have been dealing with the effects of the opioid crisis, the U., the United Arab Emirates, Mexico, Canada and Japan are not participating in the worldwide opioid-overdose summit, which is being held this month in the Japanese city of Sapporo.
The CDC, which compiled the survey data, said that its results reflect both the extent of the problem and the response of governments and health providers to the epidemic.
It also noted that, despite the global nature of the drug crisis, many of the nations that are not attending the summit are still struggling with opioid- related deaths.
According to the U-M, nearly 30 percent (25,000) of the world population lives in countries that are among the most affected by drug-induced death, while the U has the highest rate among the nations surveyed, at 36 percent.
While it is not a perfect measure of the global opioid crisis and the impact it has had on the global economy, the survey shows that Black people are most impacted.