New York State recorded 992,435 narcotics prescriptions filled for Long Islanders in 2016, down 6.6% from 2015. The LI decline matches a statewide decline of 6.7 percent, down to 6,061,189 for three narcotics -- oxycodone, hydrocodone and oxymorphone.
The map and table below show a breakdown by ZIP code for the 13 southernmost counties of New York. Totals in 2015 for the three drugs are shown for comparison, as are breakdowns of the totals per 1,000 people in the ZIP code for each year. The information was provided by the state's Department of Health, which did not give a specific number when there were fewer than six prescriptions for a given drug in a given ZIP code. The totals shown do not include those unspecified small amounts. Population figures were for ZIP code tabulation areas maintained by the U.S. Census. Click on any area in the map to get 2016 details for that area. You can read more about the drug trend here.
Prescriptions per 1,000 residents in 2016
- Up to 250
- Up to 500
- Up to 750
- Up to 1,000
- More than 1,000
* The Census has yet to establish boundaries for ZIP code 11249, in what used to be the western side of ZIP code 11211 in Williamsburg. Data for 11211 is displayed on the map in the old boundary and data for 11249 is displayed only in the table. ** We could not color code the ZIP code for JFK, which has little actual population but serves tens of millions of passengers every year.
|ZIP code||Community||Oxycodone in 2016||Hydrocodone in 2016||Oxymorphone in 2016||3-drug total in 2016||2016 total per 1,000 population||3-drug total in 2015||2015 total per 1,000 population|
|ZIP code 11357||Community Whitestone||Oxycodone in 2016 6,432||Hydrocodone in 2016 2,340||Oxymorphone in 2016 60||3-drug total in 2016 8,832||2016 total per 1,000 population 217.0||3-drug total in 2015 9,425||2015 total per 1,000 population 231.5|
|ZIP code 12495||Community Willow||Oxycodone in 2016 49||Hydrocodone in 2016 45||Oxymorphone in 2016 N/A||3-drug total in 2016 94||2016 total per 1,000 population 594.9||3-drug total in 2015 87||2015 total per 1,000 population 550.6|
|ZIP code 12594||Community Wingdale||Oxycodone in 2016 1,285||Hydrocodone in 2016 443||Oxymorphone in 2016 50||3-drug total in 2016 1,778||2016 total per 1,000 population 414.7||3-drug total in 2015 1,952||2015 total per 1,000 population 455.3|
|ZIP code 11421||Community Woodhaven||Oxycodone in 2016 4,863||Hydrocodone in 2016 1,132||Oxymorphone in 2016 25||3-drug total in 2016 6,020||2016 total per 1,000 population 143.8||3-drug total in 2015 6,358||2015 total per 1,000 population 151.8|
|ZIP code 11377||Community Woodside||Oxycodone in 2016 9,475||Hydrocodone in 2016 2,019||Oxymorphone in 2016 29||3-drug total in 2016 11,523||2016 total per 1,000 population 132.0||3-drug total in 2015 12,552||2015 total per 1,000 population 143.8|
|ZIP code 12498||Community Woodstock||Oxycodone in 2016 1,366||Hydrocodone in 2016 831||Oxymorphone in 2016 45||3-drug total in 2016 2,242||2016 total per 1,000 population 431.4||3-drug total in 2015 2,382||2015 total per 1,000 population 458.3|
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