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Missouri Resident Heroin Overdose Deaths by Gender and Race
Statewide, male rates for heroin-involved overdose deaths are considerably higher than female rates. The rate for Black males is more than twice that of White males, almost four times that of Black females, and over eight times higher than White females for 2015-2016. While females experienced a larger percent change increase between 2005-2006 and 2015-2016, the male rates of heroin-involved overdoses are still much higher overall.