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

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 154
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 28
Population 1,634,795
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 9.4
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 1.7

Deaths by manner of death, 2008
Suicide 15.4%
Homicide 1.1%
Could not be determined 3.8%
Accidental 65.4%
Natural 14.3%

Place of death, 2008
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 57
Home 72
Public place 7
Other 18
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility --
Home 21
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 13 77 90
Cocaine 21 40 61
Alcohol 0 40 40
Benzodiazepines 0 22 22
Antidepressants 0 16 16

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2008
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 14.3
Female 4.9

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.9
21 to 34 6.6
35 to 54 14.0
55 and over 12.8

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 160 154 61 28 28 5
Alcohol* 32 40 0 -- 11 0
Cocaine 79 61 21 0 7 0
Marijuana -- -- 0 0 0 0
Stimulants 6 5 4 0 -- 0
Club drugs -- -- -- 0 0 0
Hallucinogens†† -- -- -- 0 0 0
Inhalants 0 0 0 4 -- --
Antidepressants 12 16 0 8 12 --
Antipsychotics 6 7 -- -- 6 0
Benzodiazepines 33 22 0 8 11 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 15 9 -- 12 11 --
Opiates/opioids 85 90 13 7 10 --
– Heroin (specified) 33 32 6 0 -- 0
– Methadone 33 29 4 0 -- 0
– All other opiates/opioids 35 46 -- 7 9 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 -- -- 0 0 0
Salicylates/combinations -- -- 0 0 -- 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations 4 -- 0 5 5 0
Anticonvulsants -- 0 0 0 -- 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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