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CDC: Overdose deaths now higher in cities than rural areas | TheHill

Drug overdose deaths in the U.S. are now higher in cities after years of being more common in rural areas, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released Friday.

The CDC says overdose rates for urban areas surpassed rural areas in 2016 and 2017, though not by much.

The CDC found that in 2017, there were 22 overdose deaths out of every 100,000 people in urban areas. In rural areas, there were 20 overdose deaths per 100,000 people.

Source: CDC: Overdose deaths now higher in cities than rural areas | TheHill

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