Definitions 2008 2009 2010 2011 4 year total
Definitions of drug poisonings          
1 National Center for Health Statistics drug poisoning 1,180 1,162 1,071 1,222 4,635
2 Acute or chronic poisonings due to the effects of drugs (ISW) 1,222 1,201 1,114 1,270 4,807
3 Acute poisonings due to the effects of drugs (ISW) 1,180 1,162 1,071 1,222 4,635
Definitions of opioid poisonings          
4 Acute or chronic drug poisonings associated with the effects of opium, heroin, and/or opioid analgesics (ISW) 840 843 757 782 3,222
5 Acute drug poisonings associated with the effects of opium, heroin, and/or opioid analgesics (ISW) 839 836 755 780 3,210
6 Acute drug poisonings associated with the effects of opioid analgesics (ISW) 765 763 707 703 2,938
7 All possible opioid-related deaths (Australian definition) 867 862 776 806 3,311
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-of-death 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-of-death 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.
Table 2: Annual overdose deaths, by fatal overdose definition, NC residents, 2008 though 2011.