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

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 232
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 15
Population 2,556,598
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 9.1
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 0.6

Deaths by manner of death, 2008
Suicide 6.1%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 4.0%
Accidental 84.2%
Natural 5.7%

Place of death, 2008
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 74
Home 126
Public place 9
Other 22
Not documented --

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 5
Home 7
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 12 135 147
Cocaine 40 86 126
Alcohol 0 65 65
Benzodiazepines 0 56 56
Antidepressants 0 35 35

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2008
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 14.2
Female 4.5

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.3
21 to 34 7.3
35 to 54 18.5
55 and over 10.5

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 195 232 69 15 15 5
Alcohol* 31 65 0 -- 5 0
Cocaine 110 126 40 0 0 0
Marijuana -- -- 0 0 -- 0
Stimulants -- 4 -- 0 0 0
Club drugs 0 -- 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens†† -- -- 0 0 0 0
Inhalants 0 -- -- 0 -- --
Antidepressants 41 35 0 5 7 --
Antipsychotics 16 9 0 -- 4 --
Benzodiazepines 37 56 0 6 -- 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 23 18 0 6 -- 0
Opiates/opioids 129 147 12 9 4 0
– Heroin (specified) 15 27 -- 0 0 0
– Methadone 57 62 -- -- -- 0
– All other opiates/opioids 81 97 8 7 -- 0
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 0 0 0
Salicylates/combinations -- -- 0 0 -- --
Misc. analgesics/combinations 14 12 0 -- -- 0
Anticonvulsants -- -- 0 0 -- 0
Muscle relaxants -- 5 0 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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