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Age-adjusted death rate (AADR) and raw death rate (RDD) used in drugoverdose studies typically involves death-record data and populationsurvey data. Difference can exist between the two data sources, leading to the so-called dual data-source error. Proportionate mortality avoids the error; however, no studies have been done comparing the conclusions drawn using the different metrics. The objective of this study is to evaluate the differences and merits of using different death-rate metrics in overdose analysis.
drug overdose, death rate, socioeconomic factors, age-adjusted death rate, proportionate death rate
Medicine and Health Sciences | Psychiatry
Duan, William R. and Hand, Dennis J., "Effects of Using Different Death Rate Metrics on the Analysis of Drug-Overdose Death Rates and Socioeconomical Factors" (2021). Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior Posters. 4.