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Albuquerque, NM: Bernalillo County, NM

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 201
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 31
Population 635,139
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 31.6
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 4.9

Deaths by manner of death, 2008
Suicide 13.4%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 5.2%
Accidental 81.5%
Natural 0.0%

Place of death, 2008
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 34
Home 112
Public place 17
Other 38
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 10
Home 19
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 39 133 172
Alcohol 0 72 72
Cocaine 14 45 59
Benzodiazepines 0 33 33
Antidepressants 0 26 26

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2008
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 48.2
Female 15.4

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 4.3
21 to 34 46.0
35 to 54 63.7
55 and over 15.9

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 188 201 59 27 31 10
Alcohol* 66 72 0 6 7 0
Cocaine 64 59 14 -- -- 0
Marijuana 8 -- 0 0 0 0
Stimulants 20 14 5 -- 0 0
Club drugs -- 0 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens†† 0 0 0 0 0 0
Inhalants 0 0 0 0 0 0
Antidepressants 32 26 0 18 9 0
Antipsychotics 7 5 0 5 4 --
Benzodiazepines 40 33 0 11 6 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 21 9 0 5 7 --
Opiates/opioids 151 172 39 10 20 4
– Heroin (specified) 27 46 14 -- -- --
– Methadone 29 32 7 0 6 --
– All other opiates/opioids 116 113 18 9 15 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents -- 0 0 0 0 0
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 -- 0 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations 20 4 0 -- -- 0
Anticonvulsants -- -- 0 -- -- 0
Muscle relaxants 12 13 0 0 -- --

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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