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New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA: Jefferson Parish, LA


Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 78
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 2
Population 443,342
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 17.6
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 0.5

Deaths by manner of death, 2009
Suicide 2.5%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 3.8%
Accidental 93.8%
Natural 0.0%

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2009
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 0 68 68
Benzodiazepines 0 35 35
Cocaine 2 21 23
Alcohol 0 19 19
Marijuana 0 19 19

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2009
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 26.7
Female 9.1

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 *
21 to 34 34.1
35 to 54 32.3
55 and over 6.0

Place of death, 2009
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 8
Home 60
Public place *
Other 8
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 0
Home *
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 90 78 * 6 * *
Alcohol 25 19 * * * *
Cocaine 33 23 * * * *
Marijuana 16 19 * 0 * *
Stimulants 7 9 * * * *
Club drugs * * * 0 * *
Hallucinogens 0 0 * 0 * *
Inhalants 0 0 * 0 * *
Antidepressants 12 12 * * * *
Antipsychotics * 0 * 0 * *
Benzodiazepines 33 35 * * * *
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 12 10 * * * *
Opiates/opioids 68 68 * * * *
– Heroin (specified) 6 17 * * * *
– Methadone 17 16 * * * *
– All other opiates/opioids 58 58 * * * *
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents * * * 0 * *
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 * 0 * *
Misc. analgesics/combinations 15 13 * 0 * *
Anticonvulsants 6 5 * * * *
Muscle relaxants 18 16 * * * *

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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