Opioid-related deaths have increased for all racial groups
Opioid-related deaths in the United States have increased across the board between 1999-2015
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Opioid-related deaths in the United States have increased across the board between 1999-2015, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control. This chart shows how the number of deaths per 100,000 has not risen equally across race and age groups.
Data: Centers for Disease Control; Note: Statistically insignificant values for some years and age buckets are presented as zero. White does not include Hispanic or Latino.
Methodology: We used the CDC's WONDER system to pull data for each group over time. We used the CDC's criteria for deaths involving all opioid poisonings, from both illicit and prescription drugs. You can take a look at the data we collected here.
Go deeper: Using the same data we looked at the death rates by age and sex.
Opioid-related deaths in the United States have increased across the board between 1999-2015, according to data from the Centers for Disease control. This chart shows how the number of deaths per 100,000 has ballooned across all age and sex groups.
Data: Centers for Disease Control
From 2006 to 2014, handgun-related injuries sent 190,396 people to emergency rooms in the U.S. — and that number excludes those who died before they could go to the hospital, and incidents involving people who never sought medical help.
Data: Health Affairs, authors' analysis of Nationwide Emergency Department Sample; Chart: Andrew Witherspoon / Axios
While rigid partisanship seems to rule the gun control debate, both Republicans and Democrats tend to agree that those with mental disabilities and those on no-fly or watch lists should be barred from legally owning guns, according to a Pew Research Center poll from this spring.
But... Some of the widest partisan divides over gun control policies involve allowing teachers to carry guns and permitting concealed carry in more places. Republicans and Democrats also differ greatly when it comes to the role legal gun access has in gun violence, with 43% of Democrats believing it contributes a great deal, compared to only 15% of Republicans.
Data: Pew Research Center survey of U.S. adults conducted March 13-27 and April 4-18, 2017; Chart: Andrew Witherspoon
INRIX Roadway Analytics, a cloud-based traffic analysis tool, identified and ranked 108,000 traffic hotspots in the 25 most congested cities in the U.S.
Data: INRIX; Note: Impact measured by number of jams, average duration in min, and average length in miles; Chart: Andrew Witherspoon / Axios
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At a time of serious challenge to globalization and open trade, the leading economic policies of the last quarter century, we took a look at how all the global economies are performing. In the chart below, we highlight some notable cases, with an eye toward the future of the global economy.
How to read it: Each line represents the change in a country's GDP since 2000. The thickness of the line depicts the size of the economy. We used a log scale in the vertical axis to help compare countries that merely doubled their GDP versus those that grew by nearly 13 times (looking at you, Angola).
Data: World Bank; Note: Includes 74 countries, excluding those with a 2016 GDP below $50b and those with missing data.
There are roughly 800,000 people participating in DACA — the Obama-era program ended by the Trump administration that shielded undocumented immigrants who arrived as children. The bulk of the people in the program are presently in their 20s, and about 80% arrived when they were 10 or younger, according to an August 2017 survey of 3,036 DACA recipients by the left-leaning Center for American progress.
Data: Center for American Progress, National DACA Study, 2017
2.2 billion people — one-third of the world's population — are obese or overweight, according to a study published in The New England Journal of Medicine. The study, which used data from the most recent Global Burden of Disease study, spanned 35 years and 195 countries, providing a new level of granularity concerning the world's biggest public health crisis:
Data: The New England Journal of Medicine
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Below we take a look at the top 3 products that the U.S. imports and exports with 5 key trade partners: China, Japan, Canada, Germany and Russia. Here's what we found:
Data: Census Bureau 2016; Chart: Andrew Witherspoon / Axios
Nominations sent to the Senate by the Trump administration have picked up, with 44% of the total nominations so far coming in June, according to data from Partnership for Public Service.
Why it matters: Although the administration is making progress, Trump's nominations have been delayed from the start and there are around 1,200 federal positions total to fill, per the 2016 Plumb Book, which tracks presidentially appointed positions.
Data: Partnership for Public Service; Note: Count as of July 2, includes executive branch positions, judicial branch positions (like the Sentencing Commission), legislative branch positions (like the Architect of the Capitol), and ex officio or positions that require their own hearings and/or votes (like the IMF Governor, etc.)