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BRIEF: INTERACTIVE MAP: What does the opioid epidemic look like in California?

The Bakersfield Californian - 10/27/2017

Oct. 27--Just days before President Donald J. Trump declared the opioid epidemic a National Public Health Emergency, California'sDepartment of Public Health released a slew of data related to opioid overdose death, prescriptions and incidence.

Roughly 1,925 people died in California of opioid overdose, including 51 in Kern County, which had a death rate of 5.7 per 100,000 people, topping the state average of 4.6.

So where are opioid deaths occurring? We've used the data to narrow it down by zip code. Take a look at what your neighborhood looks like below.

Harold Pierce covers education and health for The Californian. He can be reached at 661-395-7404. Follow him on Twitter @RoldyPierce


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