- About 30% of the contribution to excess mortality for young adults in 2021 came from drug overdoses.
- The percentage contribution to excess mortality of drug ODs was not that different by age group over the 18-39 age span.
- COVID as a contribution to excess mortality was higher for older people —- for those age 35-39, 36% of their excess mortality came from COVID in 2021. In contrast, for those age 18-24, only 17% of their excess mortality came from COVID.
- Indeed, the youngest of the adults (age 18-24) had higher contributions from homicide (20% of excess mortality) and had comparable excess mortality contribution from motor vehicle accidents (16%) in 2021.
Author(s): Mary Pat Campbell
Publication Date: 23 Jul 2022
Publication Site: STUMP at substack