Overdose Deaths Involving Opioids, Crude Rates/100,000 Columbia County vs. NYS Excluding NYC, 2014-2022
Data Source: NYSDOH County Annual Opioid Reports
Last Updated: 07/24/2023
Update Frequency: Annual

Between 2014 and 2022, the average annual crude rate of overdose among upstate NY counties was  18.1/100,000.  The average rate in Columbia County for the same time period was just below the upstate average (17.9/100,000).

In 2022, the upstate NY crude rate of overdose was 22.9 and the rate in Columbia County was 23.4. In 2022, among 57 upstate NY counties, Columbia ranked 22nd for overdose deaths involving opioids.

Overdose Deaths Involving Opioids, Crude Rates/100,000 Greene County vs. NYS Excluding NYC, 2014-2022
Data Source: NYSDOH County Annual Opioid Reports
Last Updated: 07/24/2023
Update Frequency: Annual

Between 2014 and 2022, the average annual crude rate of overdose among upstate NY counties was  18.1/100,000.  The average rate in Greene County for the same time period was about 1.4 times higher than the upstate average (25.0/100,000).

In 2022, the upstate NY crude rate of overdose was 22.9 and the rate in Greene County was 21.1.  In 2022, among 57 upstate NY counties, Greene ranked 27th for overdose deaths involving opioids.

Annual Volume of Overdose Deaths, Columbia County, 2019-2022
Data Source: Vital Statistics
Last Updated: 07/24/2023
Update Frequency: Annual

43 Columbia County residents died of overdose between 2019 and 2022.  The volume of overdose deaths among Columbia County residents decreased by 7% between 2021 and 2023.

*Compared to coroner data below, Vital Statistics data include deaths among Columbia County residents that occurred in any county.  Source: NYS County Opioid Quarterly Report.

Annual Volume of Overdose Deaths, Greene County, 2019-2022
Data Source: Vital Statistics
Last Updated: 07/24/2023
Update Frequency: Annual

52 Greene County residents died of overdose between 2019 and 2022.  The volume of overdose deaths among Greene County residents decreased by 52% between 2021 and 2023.

*Compared coroner data below, Vital Statistics data include deaths among Greene County residents that occurred in any county.  Source: NYS County Opioid Quarterly Report

Annual Overdose Volume and Approximate Fatality Rates
Data Source: ODMAP & Columbia County Coroners' Office
Last Updated: 05/28/2024
Update Frequency: Annually

Combining data from ODMAP with data from the County Coroner, yields an approximate fatality rate.  The true fatality rate could only be smaller, as the number of fatalities is fixed (the numerator) and the number of total overdoses could only be larger (the denominator).  Annual fatality rates are rising over time.  The average fatality rate in 2019 was 16%, in 2020 it was 16%.  In 2021 the average fatality rate was 17% and in 2022 it is 17%. In 2023 the average fatality rate was 19%.

Annual Overdose Volume and Approximate Fatality Rates
Data Source: ODMAP & Greene County Coroners' Office
Last Updated: 05/20/2024
Update Frequency: Annually

Combining data from ODMAP with data from the County Coroner, yields an approximate fatality rate.  The true fatality rate could only be smaller, as the number of fatalities is fixed (the numerator) and the number of total overdoses could only be larger (the denominator). Annual fatality rates for Greene County should be interpreted with caution due to varying levels of first responder participation with the ODMAP data system.  Based on available data, the average fatality rate in 2019 was 25%; in 2020 it was 8%.  In 2021 the average fatality rate was 18% and in 2022 it is 13%. In 2023 the average fatality rate was 17%

Total Columbia County Overdose Events Entered into ODMAP and Percent Change since 2019
Data Source: ODMAP
Last Updated: 02/08/2023
Update Frequency: Annual

Not all overdose events are captured by ODMAP.  Record entry may vary by county based on independent protocols for entering records.  Overdoses may also occur with no first responder intervention and therefore would not be entered into ODMAP at all.  Based on available information*, overdose volume has increased by 58% in Columbia County between 2019 and 2023.

*Available information includes overdose events for which a first responder was on scene and entered overdose information into ODMAP.

Total Greene County Overdose Events Entered into ODMAP and Percent Change since 2019
Data Source: ODMAP
Last Updated: 02/08/2023
Update Frequency: Annual

Not all overdose events are captured by ODMAP.  Record entry may vary by county based on independent protocols for entering records.  Overdoses may also occur with no first responder intervention and therefore would not be entered into ODMAP at all.  Based on available information*, overdose volume has increased by 64% in Greene County between 2019 and 2023.

*Available information includes overdose events for which a first responder was on scene and entered overdose information into ODMAP.

Proportion of Overdose Deaths by Substance Involved, Columbia County, 2022 (N=14)
Data Source: Columbia County Coroners' Office
Date of Update: 04/04/2023
Update Frequency: Annual

Overdose death rates are still rising because the drug supply is more poisoned than ever before. Deaths involving heroin in Columbia County have largely disappeared because heroin has become much scarcer. Fentanyl is the substance most often implicated in overdose deaths, often in combination with other substances. In 2022, 71% of overdose deaths in Columbia County involved fentanyl. There was also a large volume of deaths involving stimulants; either cocaine or methamphetamine/amphetamine (57%).

Anyone who may be at risk of witnessing or experiencing an overdose can obtain naloxone free of charge by texting NARCANKIT to 21000.

Proportion of Overdose Deaths by Substance Involved, Greene County, 2022 (N=11)
Data Source: Greene County Coroners' Office
Date of Update: 04/04/2023
Update Frequency: Annual

Overdose death rates are still rising because the drug supply is more poisoned than ever before.  In 2022, there were no deaths in Greene County that involved heroin. Fentanyl is the substance most often implicated in overdose deaths, alone or in combination with other substances. In 2022, 91% of overdose deaths involved fentanyl. Fewer deaths involved stimulants than in Columbia County (27% in Greene compared to 57% in Columbia).

Anyone who may be at risk of witnessing or experiencing an overdose can obtain naloxone free of charge by texting NARCANKIT to 21000.

 

Proportion of Overdose Deaths by Age Group, Columbia County, 2023 (N=15)
Data Source: Columbia County Coroners' Office
Date of Update: 05/20/2024
Update Frequency: Annual

In 2023, 20% of overdose deaths in Columbia County occurred among people under 30. Over half of the deaths (54%) occurred in people aged 30-49 years old and additional 20% of deaths occurred among people in their 50s.  An additional 7% of deaths occurred in people in their 60’s.

Proportion of Overdose Deaths by Age Group, Greene County, 2023 (N=15)
Data Source: Greene County Coroners' Office
Date of Update: 05/20/2024
Update Frequency: Annual

In 2023, most overdose deaths in Greene County occurred in people in their 40s (53%) or in their 30s (33%).  An additional 14% of deaths occurred in people aged 50-69.

Proportion of Overdose Deaths by Gender, Columbia County, 2023 (N=15)
Data Source: Columbia County Coroners' Office
Date of Update: 05/20/2024
Update Frequency: Annual

More females than males died of overdose in Columbia County last year. 53% of overdose deaths were among females.

Proportion of Overdose Deaths by Gender, Greene County, 2023 (N=15)
Data Source: Greene County Coroners' Office
Date of Update: 05/20/2024
Update Frequency: Annual

More males than females died of overdose in Greene County last year. 67% of overdose deaths were among males.

Proportion of Overdose Deaths by Race, Columbia County, 2023 (N=15)
Data Source: Columbia County Coroners' Office
Date of Update: 05/20/2024
Update Frequency: Annual

The majority of overdose deaths in Columbia County last year were among White/Caucasian people (93%), followed by Black/African American people (7%).

Proportion of Overdose Deaths by Race, Greene County, 2023 (N=15)
Data Source: Greene County Coroners' Office
Date of Update: 05/20/2024
Update Frequency: Annual

All of overdose deaths in Greene County last year were among White/Caucasian people 100%.

Proportion of Overdose Deaths by Regions, Columbia County, 2019-2023 (N=64)
Data Source: Columbia County Coroners' Office
Last Updated: 05/20/2024
Update Frequency: Annually
Columbia County Data By Municpality
Region #1: 6
Region #2: 11
Region #3: 20
Region #4: 16
Region #5: 4
Region #6: 7
Columbia County Region #1 Columbia County Region #2 Columbia County Region #3 Columbia County Region #4 Columbia County Region #5 Columbia County Region #6

There were 64 deaths to overdose in Columbia County between 2019 and 2023.  Of those, 9% occurred in Region 1, 17% occurred in Region 2, 31% occurred in Region 3, 25% occurred in Region 4, 6% occurred in Region 5 and 11% occurred in Region 6.

Proportion of Overdose Deaths by Regions, Greene County, 2019-2023 (N=68)
Data Source: Greene County Coroners' Office
Last Updated: 05/20/2024
Update Frequency: Annually
Greene County Data By Municpality
Region #1: 28
Region #2: 12
Region #3: 0
Region #4: 14
Region #5: 9
Region #6: 5
Greene County Region #1 Greene County Region #2 Greene County Region #3 Greene County Region #4 Greene County Region #5 Greene County Region #6

There were 68 deaths to overdose in Greene County between 2019 and 2023.  Of those, 41% occurred in Region 1, 18% were in Region 2, 21% were in  Region 4, 13% were in Region 5, 7% were in Region 6. There were 0 deaths in Region 3.

Volume of all ODs by region, Columbia County, 2019-2023 (N=376)
Data Source: ODMAP
Last Updated: 02/08/2023
Update Frequency: Weekly
Columbia County Data By Municpality
Region #1: 63
Region #2: 52
Region #3: 153
Region #4: 43
Region #5: 11
Region #6: 53
Columbia County Region #1 Columbia County Region #2 Region #3 Columbia County Region #4 Columbia County Region #5 Columbia County Region #6

Between 2019 and 2023 there have been 376 overdose events entered into ODMAP in Columbia County.  Of those, 17% are in Region 1, 14% are in Region 2, 41% are in Region 3, 11% are in Region 4, 3% are in Region 5 and 14% are in Region 6. One OD was out of county.

Volume of all ODs by region, Greene County, 2019-2023 (N=488)
Data Source: ODMAP
Last Updated: 02/08/2023
Update Frequency: Weekly
Greene County Data By Municpality
Region #1: 265
Region #2: 84
Region #3: 24
Region #4: 75
Region #5: 30
Region #6: 10
Greene County Region #1 Greene County Region #2 Greene County Region #3 Greene County Region #4 Greene County Region #5 Greene County Region #6

Between 2019 and 2023, there have been 488 overdose events entered into ODMAP in Greene County.  Of those, 54% are in Region 1, 17% are in Region 2, 5% are in Region 3, 15% are in Region 4, 6% are in Region 5 and 2% are in Region 6.

Weekly Volume of Overdose Entries into ODMAP, Columbia County, YTD
Data Source: ODMAP
Last Updated: 06/18/2024
Update Frequency: Weekly

Columbia County uses ODMAP data to monitor overdoses daily.  When the volume of daily overdoses passes a threshold that may indicate a particularly risky substance may be present locally, a ‘spike alert’ is generated.  Anyone who may be at risk of overdose should carry naloxone and always practice harm reduction.  During a ‘spike alert’ the risk of overdose is particularly high.

Anyone who may be at risk of witnessing or experiencing an overdose can obtain naloxone free of charge by texting NARCANKIT to 21000.

Sign up for overdose spike alerts.

Weekly Volume of Overdose Entries into ODMAP, Greene County, YTD
Data Source: ODMAP
Last Updated: 06/18/2024
Update Frequency: Weekly

Greene County uses ODMAP data to monitor overdoses daily.  When the volume of daily overdoses passes a threshold that may indicate a particularly risky substance may be present locally, a ‘spike alert’ is generated.  Anyone who may be at risk of overdose should carry naloxone and always practice harm reduction.  During a ‘spike alert’ the risk of overdose is particularly high.

Anyone who may be at risk of witnessing or experiencing an overdose can obtain naloxone free of charge by texting NARCANKIT to 21000.

Sign up for overdose spike alerts.

Overdose data are compiled by the Greene County Department of Health.  For inquiries relating to this data, please contact Veronica Salvas at VSalvas@pcgus.com.