Change in Opioid Prescribing Rates By County (2006 – 2016)

Today’s map of the day shows the change in opioid prescribing rates by county from year 2006 to 2016. From the map we can see a great change in the rate of opioid prescriptions in various southern states, such as Louisiana, Arkansas, Alabama, Georgia indicated by the darker shading. On the eastcoast we can see counties within New York also had a greater change in prescription rates.   Do you see any relationship between the change in opioid prescribing rates and the previous 2016 opioid prescribing rate map?

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