Table 5

ICD-10 codes on initial opioid prescriptions with the highest number of subsequent chronic prescription opioid users, Rhode Island residents—1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020*

DiagnosisSubsequent chronic prescription opioid use
N=2305
n (row %)
N=53 176
n (row %)
YesNo
Pain, not elsewhere classified (G89)592 (7.86)6087 (92.14)
Dorsalgia (M54)477 (9.75)4416 (90.25)
Pain, unspecified (R52)95 (2.27)4081 (97.73)
Other joint disorder, not elsewhere classified (M25)94 (4.76)1880 (95.24)
Spondylosis (M47)69 (16.95)338 (83.05)
Thoracic, thoracolumbar, and lumbosacral intervertebral disc disorders (M51)67 (13.76)420 (86.24)
Osteoarthritis of knee (M17)59 (7.11)771 (92.89)
Other and unspecified soft tissue disorders, not elsewhere classified (M79)58 (5.48)1001 (94.52)
Other and unspecified osteoarthritis (M19)50 (12.17)361 (87.83)
Other spondylopathies (M48)42 (8.11)476 (91.89)
Polyosteoarthritis (M15)38 (18.54)167 (81.46)
Intraoperative and postprocedural complications and disorders of musculoskeletal system, not elsewhere classified (M96)31 (34.83)58 (65.17)
Abdominal and pelvic pain (R10)23 (2.03)1108 (97.97)
Oseoarthritis of hip (M16)22 (5.46)381 (94.54)
Malignant neoplasm of bronchus and lung (C34)22 (14.29)132 (85.71)
Presence of other functional implants (Z96)17 (3.83)427 (96.17)
Other deforming dorsopathies (M43)15 (8.77)156 (91.23)
Other rheumatoid arthritis (M06)15 (17.86)69 (82.14)
All other ICD-10 codes592 (1.88)30 847 (98.12)
  • *Initial opioid prescriptions were defined as either the patient’s first opioid prescription or an opioid prescription that started at least 60 days after the patient’s previous opioid prescription ended. For patients with more than one initial opioid prescription during this period, we randomly selected one for inclusion in this analysis.