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Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA: Fulton County, GA


Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 94
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 8
Population 1,033,756
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 9.1
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 0.8

Deaths by manner of death, 2009
Suicide 7.8%
Homicide 1.0%
Could not be determined 2.0%
Accidental 89.2%
Natural 0.0%

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2009
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Cocaine 24 24 48
Opiates/opioids 13 33 46
Alcohol 0 26 26
Benzodiazepines 0 11 11
Antidepressants 0 6 6

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2009
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 13.7
Female 4.6

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 *
21 to 34 9.2
35 to 54 16.6
55 and over 9.1

Place of death, 2009
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 34
Home 46
Public place *
Other 13
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility *
Home 5
Public place 0
Other *
Not documented 0

Drug-related deaths by drug category, 2008-2009
Drug category Drug-related Drug-related suicide
Deaths, 2008 Deaths, 2009 Single-drug deaths, 2009 Deaths, 2008 Deaths, 2009 Single-drug deaths, 2009
NOTES: Alcohol row includes alcohol in combination with other drugs (all ages) and alcohol alone in decedents under age 21. Club drugs row includes MDMA (Ecstasy), GHB, flunitrazepam (Rohypnol), and ketamine. Hallucinogens row includes PCP, LSD, and miscellaneous hallucinogens.
ALL DRUGS 122 94 39 18 8 *
Alcohol 45 26 0 6 * *
Cocaine 63 48 24 0 * *
Marijuana 13 0 0 0 0 *
Stimulants 8 5 * 0 0 *
Club drugs 4 * 0 0 0 *
Hallucinogens 0 0 0 0 0 *
Inhalants * 0 0 0 0 *
Antidepressants 15 6 0 8 * *
Antipsychotics 0 * 0 4 * *
Benzodiazepines 26 11 0 8 0 *
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 9 4 0 5 * *
Opiates/opioids 73 46 13 10 * *
– Heroin (specified) 17 12 6 0 0 *
– Methadone 13 12 * 0 0 *
– All other opiates/opioids 47 29 5 10 * *
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 0 0 *
Salicylates/combinations 0 * 0 0 0 *
Misc. analgesics/combinations 8 * 0 6 * *
Anticonvulsants 0 0 0 * 0 *
Muscle relaxants 6 * 0 * * *

End Notes

1. Drug-related deaths exclude suicides.
2. All death rates are per 100,000 population.
3. An asterisk (*) signifies that a small number of deaths was suppressed to protect privacy.
SOURCE: Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, SAMHSA, Drug Abuse Warning Network, 2009.

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