Opioid Prescribing Rate By County 2015

Today’s map of the day shows the rate of opioid prescription by county for the year of 2015 per 100 persons. From the map we can see many counties within various southern states have higher rates indicated by the dark brown shading. Are you able to identify some counties that once had a higher rate in 2015 compared to 2016? We can see from the map that some counties in New York had a higher prescribing rate in 2015 compared to 2016.