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The Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project released this statistical brief on January 17, 2019, on opioid-related hospital stays among women in the United States in 2016. Some of the findings included:

  • The rate of opioid-related stays among women in 2016 was 374.8 per 100,000 population. The rate increased with women’s age, decreased with community-level income, and was highest for White women,
    followed by Black women.
  • Most opioid-related stays among women aged 15–44 years involved abuse/dependence (86%). Nearly half of opioid stays among women aged 65 years and . . .
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