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Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA: Providence County, RI


Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 116
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 16
Population 627,690
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 18.5
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 2.5

Deaths by manner of death, 2009
Suicide 12.1%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 0.8%
Accidental 81.1%
Natural 6.1%

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2009
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 6 63 69
Alcohol 2 33 35
Cocaine 6 26 32
Benzodiazepines 0 31 31
Antidepressants 0 20 20

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2009
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 23.9
Female 13.3

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 2.9
21 to 34 15.1
35 to 54 37.5
55 and over 17.2

Place of death, 2009
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 48
Home 59
Public place 4
Other 5
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 4
Home 11
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 126 116 30 23 16 *
Alcohol 31 35 * 9 4 *
Cocaine 34 32 6 4 * *
Marijuana * * 0 0 0 *
Stimulants 0 0 0 0 0 *
Club drugs 0 * 0 0 0 *
Hallucinogens 0 0 0 0 0 *
Inhalants 0 0 0 * 0 *
Antidepressants 27 20 0 12 9 *
Antipsychotics 7 8 0 5 * *
Benzodiazepines 18 31 0 5 5 *
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 6 5 * 5 5 *
Opiates/opioids 82 69 6 * 6 *
– Heroin (specified) 9 10 * 0 0 *
– Methadone 16 24 * 0 * *
– All other opiates/opioids 61 44 * * 4 *
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 * 0 0 0 *
Salicylates/combinations * * * 0 * *
Misc. analgesics/combinations 4 * 0 * 6 *
Anticonvulsants 5 * 0 * 0 *
Muscle relaxants 6 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.