IDPH Data

The Chicago Metropolitan area ranks first nationwide in emergency department mentions for heroin use. Cook County ranks first in the nation for percentage of arrestees testing positive for opiates.

IL was one of 14 states with statistically significant increases in overall drug overdose deaths between 2013 and 2014.

The IL overall drug overdose rate is 13.1 per 100,000. In terms of national rank, that puts it at the 35th highest rate. Amongst Midwestern states, IL’s overall drug overdose rate is worse than IA, MN, KS, NE, ND, and SD but better than MO, WI, IN, MI, and OH.

Change in Overdose Mortality Rate due to Opioids/Heroin from 2010 to 2015

Measure Name: Percent change in opioid/heroin overdose mortality rate
About this measure: The percent change in opioid and/or heroin overdose deaths per 10,000 population in 2015 as compared to 2010, expressed as the percentage of overdose deaths in 2010.

Change in Emergency Department Visits Rate related to Opioids/Heroin Overdose from 2010 to 2015

Measure Name: Percent change in opioid/heroin overdose-related ED visits
About this measure: The percent change in opioid and/or heroin overdose emergency department visits per 10,000 population in 2015 as compared to 2010, expressed as the percentage of overdose emergency department visits in 2010.

Change in Hospitalization Rate due to Opioid/Heroin Overdose from 2010 to 2015

Measure Name: Percent change in opioid/heroin overdose-related hospitalizations
About this measure: The percent change in opioid and/or heroin overdose-related hospitalizations in 2015 as compared to 2010, expressed as the percentage of the overdose hospitalizations in 2010.