Key Facts about Uninsured Adults with Opioid Use Disorder

Data Note
  1. Kaiser Family Foundation State Health Facts, “Opioid Overdose Deaths by Type of Opioid,” accessed July 2019, https://www.kff.org/other/state-indicator/opioid-overdose-deaths-by-type-of-opioid/.

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  2. Rachel Garfield, Kendal Orgera, and Anthony Damico, “The Uninsured and the ACA: A Primer, Key Facts about Health Insurance and the Uninsured amidst Changes to the Affordable Care Act,” (Washington, DC: Kaiser Family Foundation, January 2019), https://www.kff.org/uninsured/report/the-uninsured-and-the-aca-a-primer-key-facts-about-health-insurance-and-the-uninsured-amidst-changes-to-the-affordable-care-act/.

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  3. In this analysis, fentanyl, a common synthetic opioid, is included as a prescription opioid; therefore, the misuse of illicitly manufactured fentanyl may not be fully captured.

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  4. Han et al., “Prescription Opioid Use, Misuse, and Use Disorders in U.S. Adults: 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health,” (Ann Intern Med. 2017; 167(5):293:301. doi: 10.7326/M17-0865). https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28761945.

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  5. Defined as a diagnosable mental, behavioral, or emotional disorder of sufficient duration, excluding substance use disorders and developmental disorders, that interferes/limits major life activities (NSDUH Methodological Summary and Definitions, https://www.samhsa.gov/data/sites/default/files/cbhsq-reports/NSDUHMethodSummDefs2017/NSDUHMethodSummDefs2017.pdf).

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  6. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Key Substance Use and Mental Health Indicators in the United States: Results from the 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (HHS Publication No. SMA 18-5068, NSDUH Series H-53), (Rockville, MD: Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, September 2018), https://www.samhsa.gov/data/sites/default/files/cbhsq-reports/NSDUHFFR2017/NSDUHFFR2017.pdf.

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