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New Hampshire

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 123
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 26
State population, 2008 1,315,809
Population covered by DAWN 1,315,809
Percent of population covered by DAWN 100%

State overview: Deaths and population by county, 2008
Counties Drug-related Drug-related suicide Population
Deaths Rate Deaths Rate
Total participating (10) 123 9.3 26 2.0 1,315,809
1. Belknap County 8 13.1 1 1.6 61,281
2. Carroll County 2 4.2 1 2.1 47,408
3. Cheshire County 2 2.6 0 0.0 77,170
4. Coos County 4 12.5 0 0.0 31,971
5. Grafton County 13 15.1 3 3.5 85,921
6. Hillsborough County 40 9.9 9 2.2 402,042
7. Merrimack County 15 10.1 2 1.3 148,161
8. Rockingham County 20 6.7 4 1.3 297,350
9. Strafford County 15 12.3 5 4.1 121,914
10. Sullivan County 4 9.4 1 2.3 42,591

Deaths by manner of death, 2008
Suicide 17.4%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 5.4%
Accidental 75.8%
Natural 1.3%

Place of death, 2008
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 47
Home 59
Public place 5
Other 12
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 7
Home 17
Public place --
Other --
Not documented 0

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2008
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 33 59 92
Alcohol 0 31 31
Benzodiazepines 0 23 23
Cocaine 4 14 18
Antidepressants 2 13 15

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2008
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 3 9 12
Antidepressants 1 8 9
Benzodiazepines 0 6 6
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 1 4 5
Alcohol 0 4 4

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2008
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 11.7
Female 7.0

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.9
21 to 34 17.7
35 to 54 14.9
55 and over 6.0

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related suicide, 2008
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 1.5
Female 2.4

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.0
21 to 34 0.9
35 to 54 3.8
55 and over 2.4

Drug-related deaths by drug category, 2007-2008
Drug category Drug-related Drug-related suicide
Deaths, 2007 Deaths, 2008 Single-drug deaths, 2008 Deaths, 2007 Deaths, 2008 Single-drug deaths, 2008
* Includes alcohol in combination with other drugs (all ages) and alcohol alone in decedents under age 21.
Includes MDMA (Ecstasy), GHB, flunitrazepam (Rohypnol), and ketamine.
†† Includes PCP, LSD, and miscellaneous hallucinogens.
ALL DRUGS 166 123 51 34 26 8
Alcohol* 43 31 0 10 4 0
Cocaine 37 18 4 -- -- 0
Marijuana -- -- 0 0 0 0
Stimulants -- -- 0 0 -- 0
Club drugs 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens†† 0 0 0 0 0 0
Inhalants 0 -- 0 0 0 0
Antidepressants 11 15 -- 12 9 --
Antipsychotics 4 -- 0 -- -- 0
Benzodiazepines 30 23 0 12 6 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 4 5 0 7 5 --
Opiates/opioids 135 92 33 13 12 --
– Heroin (specified) 13 22 13 0 0 0
– Methadone 61 24 9 -- -- 0
– All other opiates/opioids 72 53 11 12 12 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 0 0 0
Salicylates/combinations -- -- -- -- 0 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations 4 6 -- 5 4 --
Anticonvulsants -- -- 0 0 -- 0
Muscle relaxants 4 8 0 4 -- --

End Notes
1. Drug-related deaths exclude suicides.
2. All death rates are per 100,000 population.
3. -- A number less than 4 has been suppressed.
SOURCE: Office of Applied Studies, SAMHSA, Drug Abuse Warning Network, 2008 (08/2009 update).

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