Number of Opioid Drug Overdoses by Sex,
White Michigan Residents 2000-2019

Year All Opioids1 Prescription Opioids2 Heroin3 Synthetic Opioids other
than Methadone4
Total Male Female Total Male Female Total Male Female Total Male Female
2000 132 100 32 47 31 16 55 49 6 15 8 7
2001 138 100 38 54 34 20 54 43 11 12 8 4
2002 175 119 56 101 71 30 40 34 6 33 13 20
2003 202 121 81 110 61 49 45 37 8 34 15 19
2004 275 190 85 159 102 57 66 55 11 44 28 16
2005 387 258 129 218 147 71 104 76 28 77 44 33
2006 482 315 167 259 165 94 106 81 25 147 89 58
2007 422 288 134 280 188 92 81 68 13 64 34 30
2008 526 338 188 289 171 118 169 131 38 61 33 28
2009 593 400 193 312 205 107 183 143 40 81 39 42
2010 596 388 208 334 210 124 177 134 43 79 39 40
2011 579 382 197 292 178 114 206 157 49 74 36 38
2012 576 362 214 314 176 138 217 164 53 65 33 32
2013 762 476 286 364 199 165 339 256 83 74 31 43
2014 858 562 296 365 205 160 414 308 106 138 79 59
2015 1,092 715 377 449 254 195 518 377 141 366 257 109
2016 1,462 993 469 589 359 230 584 428 156 742 532 210
2017 1,640 1,065 575 566 307 259 607 428 179 1,084 752 332
2018 1,537 1,009 528 467 274 193 471 317 154 1,145 773 372
2019 1,288 869 419 372 220 152 305 208 97 1,026 720 306


Opioid deaths: Summing of categories will result in more than the number of all opioid drug overdoses. Categories of deaths are not exclusive as deaths might involve more than one drug.

1Opioid drug overdoses are those with an underlying cause of death defined by the ICD-10 codes: X40-X44, X60-X64, X85, and Y10-Y14; these overdoses must have a related cause of death of T40.0-T40.4 or T40.6.

2Prescription overdoses available by prescription only, with any of the following ICD-10 codes listed as a related cause of death: T40.2-T40.3. This list includes both prescription opioid pain relievers (e.g., hydrocodone, oxycodone, and morphine) and opioids used to treat addiction (e.g., methadone).

3Heroin overdoses are drug overdoses with related cause death codes T40.1.

4Fentanyl & Other Synthetic Opioid are drug overdoses with related cause of death code T40.4.

Source: 2000-2019 Michigan Death Files