CDC Infographic on Opioids

CDC infographic on opioid prescribing by state: Health care providers in different states prescribe at different levels

This graphic orders the fifty states plus the District of Columbia by the number of painkiller prescriptions per 100 people. There are five pill bottles:

  • The green bottle contains states that have the lowest number of prescription painkillers per 100 people: 52-63 (5 states).
  • The yellow bottle contains states that have 65-82 prescription painkillers per 100 people (21 states).
  • The orange bottle contains states that have 85-102 prescription painkillers per 100 people (15 states).
  • The red-orange bottle contains states that have 107 to 120 prescription painkillers per 100 people (5 states).
  • The red bottle contains states that have the highest number of prescription painkillers per 100 people: 128-143 (5 states).