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Drug Overdose Death Rate Jumped Sharply In Middle-Aged Women

The US’ drug crisis is making a deadly impact on middle-aged women. A recent report from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) stated that drug overdose fatality in females aged from 30 Years to 64 Years has escalated in past few years. As per to the report, from 1999–2017, the drug overdose mortality rate in this age group has almost tripled. The rate has increased by 260%, from 6.7 fatalities per 100,000 people (in total 4,314 overdose deaths) to 24.3 deaths per 100,000 (18,110 deaths).

Dr. Harshal D. Kirane—Director of Addiction Services at SIUH (Staten Island University Hospital), New York—told to CBS News that particular are groups of Americans are delicately vulnerable to the disastrous outcomes of the opioid epidemic. Kirane—who was not entailed with the CDC study—stated the findings “quite concerning,” particularly since middle-aged women on average encounter significant obstacles to addiction treatment owing to child-care and family responsibilities with financial disparities. The study—which was disclosed in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report—shed a light on the categories of drugs implicated in the overdoses and found vast increases in deaths connecting heroin, synthetic opioids (like fentanyl), and benzodiazepines (a class of drugs primarily utilized for healing anxiety).

Lately, CDC was also in news for stating that Americans are not having enough fertility rates to sustain the population. As reported in a new report from the federal government, the birth rate in the U.S. has strike a 30-Year low. A report by CDC titled “National Vital Statistics” stated that the country’s birth rate in 2017 was almost 16% below the level required for a population to replace itself. New Mexico and South Dakota are the only two states in the U.S. having total fertility rates above substitute levels, whereas, Washington, D.C., had the lowest birth rate, the report noted.

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