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The Opioid Crisis by Public Health Region

How drug overdose deaths, opioid-related emergency department (ED) visits, and opioid-related poison center calls affects the eight Public Health Regions in Texas. For an overview of the 8 Texas Public Health Regions (PHRs), please visit
https://www.dshs.texas.gov/regions/default.shtm

For questions about this data, send email to chs-info@dshs.texas.gov

Data Source

Center for Health Statistics

Data Sources and Measure Information

Population Estimates

Population estimates for the years 2016-2019 were obtained from the Texas Demographic Center. As 2020 is a census year, the Texas Demographic Center was unable to provide population estimates for that year. Thus, population estimates for the year 2020 were generated from the U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division and released in June 2021; CC-EST2020-AGESEX-[ST-FIPS]: Annual County and Puerto Rico Municipio Resident Population Estimates by Selected Age Groups and Sex: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2020. The data include population estimates from file: 7/1/2020 County Characteristics Resident Population Estimates.

Overdose Deaths

Please see the data source and measure information notes underlying our main Drug Overdose Deaths dashboard: https://healthdata.dshs.texas.gov/dashboard/drugs-and-alcohol/opioids/drug-overdose-deaths

Opioid-Related ED Visits

Please see the data source and measure information notes underlying our main Opioid-Related Emergency Department Visit dashboard: https://healthdata.dshs.texas.gov/dashboard/drugs-and-alcohol/opioids/opioid-related-emergency-department-visits
Texas Health Care Information Collection: https://www.dshs.texas.gov/thcic/
Or contact thcic@dshs.texas.gov

Opioid-Related Poison Center Calls

Please see the data source and measure information notes underlying our main Opioid-Related Poison Center Calls dashboard:
https://healthdata.dshs.texas.gov/dashboard/drugs-and-alcohol/opioids/opioid-related-poison-calls
DSHS Texas Poison Center Network (TPCN) data
Or contact epitox@dshs.texas.gov

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