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Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD: Delaware County, PA

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 107
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 13
Population 553,619
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 19.3
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 2.3

Deaths by manner of death, 2008
Suicide 10.8%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 25.0%
Accidental 64.2%
Natural 0.0%

Place of death, 2008
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 27
Home 62
Public place --
Other 15
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility --
Home 9
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 4 78 82
Benzodiazepines 0 51 51
Cocaine 4 42 46
Alcohol 0 36 36
Antidepressants 1 28 29

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2008
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 23.6
Female 15.3

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 3.1
21 to 34 27.7
35 to 54 38.6
55 and over 10.6

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 82 107 11 24 13 0
Alcohol* 28 36 0 14 8  
Cocaine 39 46 4 -- --  
Marijuana -- 5 -- 0 0  
Stimulants -- -- 0 0 0  
Club drugs -- -- 0 0 0  
Hallucinogens†† 4 4 0 0 0  
Inhalants 0 0 0 -- 0  
Antidepressants 19 29 -- 10 8  
Antipsychotics -- 10 0 -- --  
Benzodiazepines 35 51 0 11 6  
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 5 15 0 4 --  
Opiates/opioids 63 82 4 10 5  
– Heroin (specified) 13 19 -- 0 0  
– Methadone 22 12 0 -- 0  
– All other opiates/opioids 38 59 -- 10 5  
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents -- 4 0 -- 0  
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 0 0  
Misc. analgesics/combinations 6 11 -- 9 4  
Anticonvulsants -- 10 0 5 --  
Muscle relaxants 0 9 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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