Cincinnati’s East Walnut Hills area (45206) has highest death rate
Columbus’ Linden area (43211) had most total deaths

Zip code 45206 had the highest overdose death rate in Ohio for Black residents

Today, Harm Reduction Ohio publishes two lists identifying where overdose deaths have been worst among Black residents of Ohio.

The first chart shows the zip codes where overdose dates rates were highest among Black residents from January 2018 through October 2020. The rates are overdose death per 100,000 Black residents. For privacy reasons, only results from zip codes in which 10 or more deaths occurred are allowed to be published using mortality data collected by the Ohio Department of Health.

The map above shows the Cincinnati zip code that had the highest overdose death rate for African Americans.

Under the chart of overdose death rates, we publish a second chart showing the 25 zip codes that the the highest death counts — that is, the most deaths, regardless of rate and population size — among Ohio’s 1,300 zip codes.

Columbus’ Linden neighborhood (zip code 43211) suffered the most overdose death in the time studied, a total of 44 deaths among Black residents. It’s likely things have gotten even worse in Columbus’ Linden and other neighborhoods because the intensity of overdose death in thee areas has soared .since 2018, which is part of this analysis.

Again, thanks to Orman Hall, an executive in residence for Ohio University’s College of Health Sciences and Professions and an analyst with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Foundation, for doing this zip code level report at the request of Harm Reduction Ohio. Hall is a former drug policy advisor to Gov. John Kasich and a former executive director of the Fairfield County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health (ADAMH) Board.

Earlier zip code results for all overdose deaths in Ohio were published here last week. Zip level overdose results for fatal meth and fatal cocaine overdoses will be published next.

Overdose Death RATES, Black Ohio Residents, By Zip Code and Ranked

Overdose Death Counts, Black Ohio Residents, By Zip Codes and Ranked

Columbus’ Linden neighborhood had the most overdose deaths of Black residents than any other Ohio zip code

Zip codes with the most deaths of Black Ohio residents from January 2018 through October 2020.

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