About the National Data


Baseline: 20.7 drug overdose deaths per 100,000 population occurred in 2018 (age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population)

Target: 20.7 drug-overdose deaths per 100,000 population

Number of deaths due to drug overdose (ICD-10 codes: X40-X44, X60-X64, X85, Y10-Y14).
Number of persons.
Target-setting method

Maintain the baseline

Target-setting method details
Target-setting method justification
This method was used because the trend was moving away from the desired direction. Maintaining the baseline is the desired target because drug overdose deaths have been increasing precipitously. While a reduction in overdose deaths is ideal, halting the increase still confers great public health benefit.


Comparable HP2020 objective
Modified, which includes core objectives that are continuing from HP2020 but underwent a change in measurement.
Changes between HP2020 and HP2030
This objective differs from Healthy People 2020 objective SA-12 in the objective SA-12 tracked all drug-induced deaths, while this objective tracks deaths due to drug overdoses.