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

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 171
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 19
Population 2,293,007
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 7.5
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 0.8

Deaths by manner of death, 2008
Suicide 10.0%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 6.3%
Accidental 69.5%
Natural 14.2%

Place of death, 2008
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 64
Home 87
Public place 4
Other 16
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility --
Home 15
Public place 0
Other 0
Not documented --

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2008
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 22 77 99
Cocaine 19 45 64
Benzodiazepines 1 48 49
Alcohol 1 35 36
Antidepressants 0 30 30

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2008
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 10.7
Female 4.4

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.9
21 to 34 6.6
35 to 54 12.5
55 and over 8.6

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 140 171 64 19 19 4
Alcohol* 42 36 -- -- 4 0
Cocaine 70 64 19 -- -- --
Marijuana -- -- 0 0 0 0
Stimulants -- 0 0 -- 0 0
Club drugs -- -- 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens†† -- -- -- -- 0 0
Inhalants -- 0 0 0 -- --
Antidepressants 22 30 0 7 6 0
Antipsychotics 11 15 -- -- -- 0
Benzodiazepines 30 49 -- 6 6 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 18 21 0 8 8 0
Opiates/opioids 83 99 22 5 6 0
– Heroin (specified) 27 37 8 0 -- 0
– Methadone 27 34 7 0 -- 0
– All other opiates/opioids 43 53 7 5 5 0
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 0 0 0
Salicylates/combinations -- -- -- -- 0 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations 7 5 0 4 5 --
Anticonvulsants 4 -- 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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