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CDC: Indiana sees large increase in overdose deaths

Posted: 1:19 PM, Feb 12, 2018
Updated: 2018-02-12 18:19:48Z

INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana's overdose deaths increased by 28 percent year over year, according to data released by the Centers for Disease Control on Friday.

Between July 2015-July 2016, 1,383 people in Indiana died from an overdose. During the next 12-month period (July 2016-July 2017), 1,767 people died of an overdose.

Only six states (and D.C.) had larger percentage increases than Indiana: Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania. 

The complete data set for all 50 states is available here . The report notes that these numbers are provisional, meaning they're often incomplete and causes of death may be pending investigation.

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