Young Children Dying From Fentanyl More Than Any Other Age Group

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At a glance

  • Children under age 14 are dying from fentanyl poisoning at a faster rate than any other age group in the U.S., according to a new analysis from Families Against Fentanyl.
  • In the past two years, synthetic opioid (fentanyl) deaths among children surged.
  • Fentanyl-related deaths among infants (children under age one) quadrupled from 2019 to 2021; more than tripled among children between the ages of 1 and 4 and nearly quadrupled among children between the ages of 5 and 14.

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