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What portion of the 63,600 drug overdose deaths in the United States during 2016 were unintentional (as opposed to suicides and homicides)?

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Per the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, "Of the drug overdose deaths in 2016, 86% were unintentional, 8% were suicides, 6% were of undetermined intent, and less than 1% were homicides." The CDC also reports that "in 2016, the age-adjusted rate of drug overdose deaths in the United States was more than three times the rate in 1999."

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