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New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA: Bronx County, NY

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 189
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 7
Population 1,391,903
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 13.6
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 0.5

Deaths by manner of death, 2008
Suicide 3.6%
Homicide 0.5%
Could not be determined 1.0%
Accidental 80.1%
Natural 14.8%

Place of death, 2008
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 59
Home 109
Public place 9
Other 12
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility --
Home 5
Public place 0
Other 0
Not documented 0

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2008
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 22 96 118
Cocaine 34 50 84
Alcohol 1 44 45
Benzodiazepines 0 43 43
Antidepressants 0 21 21

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2008
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 21.6
Female 6.5

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.9
21 to 34 6.6
35 to 54 32.4
55 and over 16.2

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 191 189 65 11 7 5
Alcohol* 38 45 -- -- 0 0
Cocaine 112 84 34 4 0 0
Marijuana -- 5 0 0 0 0
Stimulants -- 0 0 0 0 0
Club drugs -- 0 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens†† -- -- 0 0 0 0
Inhalants -- 0 0 0 0 0
Antidepressants 28 21 0 -- -- --
Antipsychotics 11 10 0 -- -- 0
Benzodiazepines 30 43 0 0 0 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 13 17 0 -- -- --
Opiates/opioids 113 118 22 -- -- --
– Heroin (specified) 18 46 6 -- -- --
– Methadone 54 50 5 0 0 0
– All other opiates/opioids 62 60 11 -- 0 0
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 0 0 0
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 0 0 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations 6 6 0 0 -- 0
Anticonvulsants -- -- 0 -- -- --
Muscle relaxants -- -- 0 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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