3/8/2021 8:07 AM is provided by the Florida Department of Health, Division of Public Health Statistics & Performance Management.

Data Source: Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics
Data Note(s)
  • ICD-10 Code(s): X40-X44, X60-X64, X85, Y10-Y14
  • The underlying cause of death reported by medical examiners and physicians on death certificates is the source for drug poisoning deaths.
  • These deaths are reported by the decedent's county of residence and year the decedent died.
  • When comparing these data to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) Deceased Persons for Drugs report it is important to know only results of examinations performed by medical examiners are included.
  • The FDLE report provides data by the district and year the examination was performed and may include deaths where drugs contributed to death, but did not directly result in the death.
  • This is primary, quantitative data.
  • Chart will display if there are at least three years of data.
  • Multi-year counts are a sum of the selected years, not an average.
  • Quartiles are calculated when data is available for at least 51 counties.