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New Hampshire


Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 155
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 27
State population, 2009 1,324,575
Population covered by DAWN 1,324,575
Percent of population covered by DAWN 100%

State overview: Deaths and population by county, 2009
County Drug-related Drug-related suicide Population
Deaths Rate Deaths Rate
Total participating (10) 155 11.7 27 2.0 1,324,575
1. Belknap County 7 11.4 3 4.9 61,358
2. Carroll County 8 16.7 0 0.0 47,860
3. Cheshire County 8 10.4 1 1.3 77,045
4. Coos County 0 0.0 0 0.0 31,487
5. Grafton County 15 17.4 1 1.2 86,291
6. Hillsborough County 54 13.3 12 3.0 405,906
7. Merrimack County 15 10.1 2 1.3 149,071
8. Rockingham County 32 10.7 4 1.3 299,276
9. Strafford County 13 10.5 4 3.2 123,589
10. Sullivan County 3 7.0 0 0.0 42,692

Deaths by manner of death, 2009
Suicide 14.8%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 8.8%
Accidental 74.7%
Natural 1.6%

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2009
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 42 80 122
Benzodiazepines 0 38 38
Alcohol 0 32 32
Cocaine 2 21 23
Antidepressants 1 19 20

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2009
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Antidepressants 1 13 14
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 1 7 8
Opiates/opioids 0 8 8
Alcohol 0 7 7
Antipsychotics 2 4 6

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2009
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 15.6
Female 7.9

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 2.0
21 to 34 17.4
35 to 54 16.7
55 and over 12.0

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related suicide, 2009
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 2.6
Female 1.5

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.0
21 to 34 2.3
35 to 54 2.2
55 and over 3.7

Place of death, 2009
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 54
Home 78
Public place 4
Other 19
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 6
Home 18
Public place *
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 123 155 64 26 27 8
Alcohol 31 32 0 4 7 0
Cocaine 18 23 * * * 0
Marijuana * 0 0 0 0 0
Stimulants * * 0 * 0 0
Club drugs 0 * 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens 0 0 0 0 0 0
Inhalants * * 0 0 0 0
Antidepressants 15 20 * 9 14 *
Antipsychotics * 4 * * 6 *
Benzodiazepines 23 38 0 6 5 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 5 7 * 5 8 *
Opiates/opioids 92 122 42 12 8 0
– Heroin (specified) 22 24 10 0 * 0
– Methadone 24 43 14 * 0 0
– All other opiates/opioids 53 68 18 12 7 0
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 0 0 0
Salicylates/combinations * * 0 0 0 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations 6 6 * 4 4 0
Anticonvulsants * * * * * 0
Muscle relaxants 8 7 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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