Trends and geographic patterns in drug-poisoning death rates in the U.S., 1999-2009.

@article{Rossen2013TrendsAG,
  title={Trends and geographic patterns in drug-poisoning death rates in the U.S., 1999-2009.},
  author={Lauren M Rossen and Diba Khan and Margaret Warner},
  journal={American journal of preventive medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={45 6},
  pages={e19-25}
}
BACKGROUND Drug poisoning mortality has increased substantially in the U.S. over the past 3 decades. Previous studies have described state-level variation and urban-rural differences in drug-poisoning deaths, but variation at the county level has largely not been explored in part because crude county-level death rates are often highly unstable. PURPOSE The goal of the study was to use small-area estimation techniques to produce stable county-level estimates of age-adjusted death rates (AADR… CONTINUE READING
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