Definitions 4 year total % Female % Cocaine % Heroin % Rx opioid
Definitions of drug poisonings          
1 National Center for Health Statistics drug poisoning 4,635 41.3% 13.8% 5.5% 63.4%
2 Acute or chronic poisonings due to the effects of drugs (ISW) 4,807 41.4% 13.3% 5.3% 61.1%
3 Acute poisonings due to the effects of drugs (ISW) 4,635 41.3% 13.8% 5.5% 63.4%
Definitions of opioid poisonings          
4 Acute or chronic drug poisonings associated with the effects of opium, heroin, and/or opioid analgesics (ISW) 3,222 38.4% 9.7% 7.9% 91.2%
5 Acute drug poisonings associated with the effects of opium, heroin, and/or opioid analgesics (ISW) 3,210 38.5% 9.5% 7.9% 91.5%
6 Acute drug poisonings associated with the effects of opioid analgesics (ISW) 2,938 40.3% 8.5% 1.1% 100.0%
7 All possible opioid-related deaths (Australian definition) 3,311 38.4% 9.5% 7.7% 89.8%
1. Any underlying cause-of-death: X40-X44, X60-X64, X85, and Y10-Y14 2. Deaths with an underlying cause of death code of D52.1, D59 (.0, .2), D61.1, D64.2, E06.4, E16.0, E23.1, E24.2, E27.3, E66.1, F11-F16, F19, G21.1, G24.0, G25 (.1, .4, 6), G44.4, G62.0, G72.0, I95.2, J70 (.2-.4), K85.3, L10.5, L27 (.0, .1), M10.2, M32.0, M80.4, M81.4, M83.5, M87.1, R50.2, X40-X44, X60-X64, X85, Y10-Y14, or Y40-Y59 3. Deaths with an underlying cause of death code of [F11 - F16] (.0), F19.0, X40-X44, X60-X64, X85, or Y10-Y14 4. Deaths with an underlying cause of death code of F11 or Y45.0 OR deaths with an underlying cause of death code of D52.1, D59 (.0, .2), D61.1, D64.2, E06.4, E16.0, E23.1, E24.2, E27.3, E66.1, F12-F16, F19, G21.1, G24.0, G25 (.1, .4, 6), G44.4, G62.0, G72.0, I95.2, J70 (.2-.4), K85.3, L10.5, L27 (.0, .1), M10.2, M32.0, M80.4, M81.4, M83.5, M87.1, R50.2, X40-X44, X60-X64, X85, Y10-Y14, Y40-Y44, or Y46-Y59 AND one or more of the following codes in any multiple cause of death field: F11, T40.0, T40.1, T40.2, T40.3, T40.4, T40.6 5. Deaths with an underlying cause of death code of [F11 - F16] (.0), F19.0, X40-X44, X60-X64, X85, or Y10-Y14 and one or more of the following codes in any multiple cause of death field: F11.0, T40.0, T40.1, T40.2, T40.3, T40.4, T40.6 6. Deaths with an underlying cause of death code of [F11 - F16] (.0), F19.0, X40-X44, X60-X64, X85, or Y10-Y14 AND one or more of the following codes in any multiple cause of death field: T40.2, T40.3, T40.4 7. "Opioid toxicityā€¯ means T40.0 to T40.4 and T40.6 are present in any contributing cause-of-death field. Any death that has: (1) underlying cause-of-death F11.0-F11.9; (2) underlying cause-of-death X42, with contributing cause-of-death opioid toxicity; (3) underlying cause-of-death X44, with contributing cause-ofdeath opioid toxicity; (4) underlying cause-of-death F19.0-F19.9, with either contributing cause-of-death opioid toxicity, or F11.0-F11.9; (5) underlying cause-ofdeath X60-X69 with opioid toxicity; (6) underlying cause-of-death Y10- Y19 with opioid toxicity; (7) underlying cause-of-death F10, F12-F18 with opioid toxicity; (8) underlying cause-of-death X85 with opioid toxicity; (9) underlying cause-of-death X40-X41 or X43-X49 with opioid toxicity; (10) any underlying cause-of-death with opioid toxicity not otherwise specified; (11) any underlying cause-of-death with F11.0 through F11.9 as a contributing cause-of-death. Percentages add to greater that 100 as more than one substance can be identified as contributing to a fatal overdose. Rx = prescription
Table 3: Drug toxicology codes reported, by fatal overdose definition, NC residents, 2008 though 2011.