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Newark-Edison, NJ-PA

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 104
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 21
Metro area population, 2008 6,427,507
Population covered by DAWN 1,139,828
Percent of population covered by DAWN 18%

Metro area overview: Deaths and population by county, 2008
Counties Drug-related Drug-related suicide Population
Deaths Rate Deaths Rate
* Area did not participate in DAWN this year.
Total participating (3) 104 9.1 21 1.8 1,139,828
1. Bergen County, NJ*         894,840
2. Essex County, NJ*         770,675
3. Hudson County, NJ*         595,419
4. Hunterdon County, NJ 13 10.1 4 3.1 129,031
5. Middlesex County, NJ*         789,102
6. Monmouth County, NJ*         642,448
7. Morris County, NJ 43 8.8 9 1.8 487,548
8. Ocean County, NJ*         569,111
9. Passaic County, NJ*         490,948
10. Somerset County, NJ*         324,563
11. Sussex County, NJ*         150,909
12. Union County, NJ 48 9.2 8 1.5 523,249
13. Pike County, PA*         59,664

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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