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Albuquerque, NM


Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 244
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 40
Metro area population, 2009 857,903
Population covered by DAWN 857,903
Percent of population covered by DAWN 100%

Metro area overview: Deaths and population by county, 2009
County Drug-related Drug-related suicide Population
Deaths Rate Deaths Rate
Total participating (4) 244 28.4 40 4.7 857,903
1. Bernalillo County, NM 202 31.4 36 5.6 642,527
2. Sandoval County, NM 23 18.3 2 1.6 125,988
3. Torrance County, NM 3 18.2 0 0.0 16,475
4. Valencia County, NM 16 21.9 2 2.7 72,913

Deaths by manner of death, 2009
Suicide 14.1%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 5.6%
Accidental 79.9%
Natural 0.4%

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2009
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 34 160 194
Alcohol 1 82 83
Benzodiazepines 0 72 72
Cocaine 7 53 60
Antidepressants 1 52 53

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2009
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 3 21 24
Benzodiazepines 1 20 21
Antidepressants 1 18 19
Misc. analgesics/combinations 1 11 12
Muscle relaxants 0 9 9

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2009
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 38.3
Female 18.9

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 4.5
21 to 34 39.1
35 to 54 57.9
55 and over 14.4

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related suicide, 2009
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 4.0
Female 5.3

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 *
21 to 34 2.3
35 to 54 9.4
55 and over 6.5

Place of death, 2009
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 43
Home 154
Public place 6
Other 41
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 9
Home 24
Public place *
Other 6
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 229 244 57 37 40 9
Alcohol 79 83 * 9 8 0
Cocaine 64 60 7 * * 0
Marijuana * 0 0 0 0 0
Stimulants 15 29 5 0 * 0
Club drugs 0 * 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens 0 0 0 0 0 0
Inhalants 0 4 4 0 0 0
Antidepressants 33 53 * 11 19 *
Antipsychotics 7 9 0 5 * *
Benzodiazepines 40 72 0 8 21 *
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 12 25 * 7 8 *
Opiates/opioids 195 194 34 23 24 *
– Heroin (specified) 49 42 16 * 0 0
– Methadone 34 19 7 6 4 0
– All other opiates/opioids 132 143 11 18 21 *
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 * 0 0 * 0
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 0 * 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations 7 16 * 7 12 *
Anticonvulsants * 9 * * 7 0
Muscle relaxants 14 19 0 4 9 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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