The NSC also found that the chances of death over lifetime for this form of overdose were greater than the risk of death from falls, pedestrian accidents, drowning and fire.
Examining a variety of federal and state data, the NSC found that the odds of dying from an accidental opiate overdose were 1 in 96. For car accidents, the odds were 1 in 103 and 1 in 114 for falls. The odds of suicide of all life were greater, at 1 in 88.
The NSC emphasizes, however, that the quotas shown are statistical averages over the entire US population and do not necessarily reflect the probability of death for a particular person from a given external cause. They are also quotas for life, based on the division of one-year shares for the life expectancy of a person born in 2017.
In 2017 the deaths for preventable injuries were 169.936, with an increase of 5.3% compared to the previous year and a 96% increase compared to the 1992 figures.
The organization aims to highlight these numbers in an attempt to help prevent future deaths from preventable causes.
"For too long, preventable deaths and injuries have been termed" accidents ", which imply ineluctable actions of God or of the destiny that we are not able to stop.This simply is not true," he wrote. "In the United States, preventable injuries are at historic highs."
Comparing the 2017-2016 period, domestic and public deaths have seen a sharp increase of 6% or more determined largely by an increase of 11% of poisoning deaths (including opioid overdoses) and an increase in 5% of the autumn deaths (mainly among the elderly population).
"What started more than 2 decades ago as a public health problem mainly among young and middle-aged white males is now a prescription epidemic and illicit abuse of opioids that is affecting all segments of American society" , the researchers wrote.
From 2013 to 2017, overdose mortality rates increased in 35 of the 50 states and DC, with significant increases in synthetic opioid mortality rates reported in 15 of the 20 states, the CDC said in a previous statement.