Dot gov

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.


Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock () or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

WISH Query: Drug Overdose Deaths

(Data updated September 2021)

This module includes records on poisoning deaths. Documentation is available in the technical notes page and the definitions page.

Step 1. Select a Measure for Opioid Deaths

Step 2. Select Specific Opioid Characteristic

Selected categories are not mutually exclusive.

Step 3. Select One or More Manner or Intent of Poisoning Death

Step 4. Choose One or More Geographic Areas

All locations refer to place of residence.

Hold down the control (Ctrl) key to select multiple counties or regions.

Note: To see results for individual areas, choose "Geographic Area" as a ROW variable or COLUMN variable in Step 7 or 8 below.

(See Map)


Step 5. Choose Time Period of Death

Note: WISH suppresses counts in cells that are less than five to comply with data privacy guidelines. Combine data years to increase cell counts.

Step 6. Choose Age, Sex, Race, and Ethnicity Groups (Optional)

Step 7. Choose a Row Variable

Step 8. Choose a Column Variable (Optional)

To send your request for data now.

To clear all selections and start over.

Last revised May 24, 2023