Table 4

Five-year average annual crude rates* of prescription opioid overdose or adverse effect hospitalisations among injured workers (per 100 000 employed workers) and among all inpatients (per 100 000 civilian population) by state (2010–2014)

AZCOMINJNYSCUTWA
Rate (n)Rate (n)Rate (n)Rate (n)Rate (n)Rate (n)Rate (n)Rate (n)
(CI†)(CI†)(CI†)(CI†)(CI†)(CI†)(CI†)(CI†)
Injured workers0.94 (133)0.86 (110)0.39 (83)0.41 (85)0.77 (340)0.31 (31)0.49 (32)1.16 (186)
 Age 15+ years(0.79 to 1.12)(0.71 to 1.03)(0.31 to 0.48)(0.33 to 0.51)(0.69 to 0.86)(0.21 to 0.44)(0.33 to 0.69)(1.00 to 1.34)
Injured workers0.77 (104)0.81 (99)0.38 (77)0.39 (76)0.71 (296)0.31 (29)0.44 (28)1.05 (160)
 Ages 15–64 years(0.63 to 0.94)(0.66 to 0.98)(0.30 to 0.47)(0.31 to 0.49)(0.63 to 0.79)(0.21 to 0.44)(0.29 to 0.64)(0.89 to 1.22)
All inpatients78.2 (16 505)61.8 (10 851)63.6 (20 960)39.6 (11 689)40.5 (26 820)47.3 (7294)60.6 (5523)60.4 (13 945)
 Ages 15–64 years(77.0 to 79.4)(60.6 to 62.9)(62.8 to 64.5)(38.8 to 40.3)(40.0 to 41.0)(46.2 to 48.4)(59.0 to 62.2)(59.4 to 61.4)
  • *Employed worker denominators were used to calculate injured worker rates and were based on the Bureau of Labour Statistics' Current Population Survey. Civilian population denominators were used to calculate rates for all inpatients and were based on US Census Bureau annual estimates.

  • †Poisson exact 95% confidence intervals.

  • AZ, Arizona; CO, Colorado; MI, Michigan; NJ, New Jersey; NY, New York; SC, South Carolina; UT, Utah; WA, Washington.