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Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 364
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 50
Metro area population, 2009 4,231,304
Population covered by DAWN 3,275,342
Percent of population covered by DAWN 77%

Metro area overview: Deaths and population by county, 2009
County Drug-related Drug-related suicide Population
Deaths Rate Deaths Rate
Area did not participate in DAWN this year.
Total participating (4) 364 11.1 50 1.5 3,275,342
1. Nassau County, NY 130 9.6 11 0.8 1,357,429
2. Putnam County, NY 12 12.1 0 0.0 99,265
3. Rockland County, NY 25 8.3 11 3.7 300,173
4. Suffolk County, NY 197 13.0 28 1.8 1,518,475
5. Westchester County, NY - - - - 955,962

Deaths by manner of death, 2009
Suicide 12.1%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 3.1%
Accidental 79.5%
Natural 5.3%

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2009
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 69 198 267
Cocaine 33 80 113
Benzodiazepines 1 86 87
Alcohol 2 81 83
Antidepressants 3 27 30

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2009
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 4 19 23
Antidepressants 0 15 15
Alcohol 0 14 14
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 1 10 11
Benzodiazepines 0 9 9

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2009
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 15.6
Female 6.7

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 1.6
21 to 34 18.3
35 to 54 19.4
55 and over 7.6

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related suicide, 2009
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 1.5
Female 1.6

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 *
21 to 34 1.8
35 to 54 1.8
55 and over 2.3

Place of death, 2009
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 131
Home 200
Public place 10
Other 23
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 8
Home 30
Public place 4
Other 8
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 - 364 127 - 50 12
Alcohol - 83 * - 14 0
Cocaine - 113 33 - * 0
Marijuana - 11 * - * 0
Stimulants - 4 0 - 0 0
Club drugs - * 0 - * 0
Hallucinogens - 4 0 - 0 0
Inhalants - * * - * *
Antidepressants - 30 * - 15 0
Antipsychotics - 10 * - 4 0
Benzodiazepines - 87 * - 9 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics - 30 0 - 11 *
Opiates/opioids - 267 69 - 23 4
– Heroin (specified) - 62 16 - 0 0
– Methadone - 52 13 - * *
– All other opiates/opioids - 187 40 - 22 *
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents - * 0 - * 0
Salicylates/combinations - 0 0 - * *
Misc. analgesics/combinations - 9 * - 6 *
Anticonvulsants - * 0 - * 0
Muscle relaxants - 17 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.
4. A dash (-) represents a blank cell.
SOURCE: Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, SAMHSA, Drug Abuse Warning Network, 2009.

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