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


Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 85
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 27
Population 782,339
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 10.9
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 3.5

Deaths by manner of death, 2009
Suicide 24.1%
Homicide 0.9%
Could not be determined 2.7%
Accidental 72.3%
Natural 0.0%

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2009
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 5 58 63
Cocaine 4 24 28
Antidepressants 0 19 19
Benzodiazepines 0 19 19
Alcohol 0 16 16

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2009
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 13.9
Female 8.0

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 1.9
21 to 34 24.7
35 to 54 17.9
55 and over 3.3

Place of death, 2009
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 29
Home 43
Public place *
Other 10
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 7
Home 20
Public place 0
Other 0
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 76 85 13 11 27 7
Alcohol 25 16 0 4 7 0
Cocaine 23 28 4 * * 0
Marijuana 4 * 0 0 0 0
Stimulants * * 0 * 0 0
Club drugs 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens 0 * * 0 0 0
Inhalants * * 0 0 * *
Antidepressants 11 19 0 * 9 0
Antipsychotics 5 * 0 * * 0
Benzodiazepines 21 19 0 * 11 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 9 5 0 * 6 *
Opiates/opioids 53 63 5 6 12 *
– Heroin (specified) 8 17 0 0 0 0
– Methadone 12 12 * 0 * 0
– All other opiates/opioids 36 51 4 6 10 *
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 0 * 0
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 0 0 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations 8 4 0 * * 0
Anticonvulsants * 0 0 0 0 0
Muscle relaxants * 0 0 0 * 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.