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New Hampshire

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 165
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 41
State population, 2010 1,324,703
Population covered by DAWN 1,324,703
Percent of population covered by DAWN 100%

State overview: Deaths and population by county, 2010
County Drug-related Drug-related suicide Population
Deaths Rate Deaths Rate
Total participating (10) 165 12.5 41 3.1 1,324,703
1. Belknap County 3 4.9 4 6.5 61,362
2. Carroll County 8 16.7 2 4.2 47,864
3. Cheshire County 8 10.4 5 6.5 77,051
4. Coos County 4 12.7 0 0.0 31,494
5. Grafton County 26 30.1 7 8.1 86,305
6. Hillsborough County 52 12.8 12 3.0 405,939
7. Merrimack County 13 8.7 1 0.7 149,081
8. Rockingham County 29 9.7 6 2.0 299,306
9. Strafford County 21 17.0 4 3.2 123,602
10. Sullivan County 1 2.3 0 0.0 42,699

Deaths by manner of death, 2010
Suicide 19.9%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 7.8%
Accidental 70.9%
Natural 1.5%

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2010
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 39 78 117
Benzodiazepines 0 32 32
Alcohol 0 26 26
Cocaine 8 17 25
Antidepressants 2 21 23

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2010
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 2 11 13
Antidepressants 1 11 12
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 2 8 10
Antipsychotics 4 5 9
Benzodiazepines 0 9 9

Death rates by sex and age: Drug-related, 2010
Sex Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 15.2
Female 9.8

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 *
21 to 34 18.3
35 to 54 20.4
55 and over 11.5

Death rates by sex and age: Drug-related suicide, 2010
Sex Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 3.1
Female 3.1

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 *
21 to 34 2.7
35 to 54 4.9
55 and over 4.0

Place of death, 2010
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 56
Home 94
Public place 0
Other 15
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 8
Home 28
Public place *
Other *
Not documented 0

Drug-related deaths by drug category, 2009-2010
Drug category Drug-relatedDrug-related suicide
Deaths, 2009 Deaths, 2010 Single-drug deaths, 2010 Deaths, 2009 Deaths, 2010 Single-drug deaths, 2010
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 155 165 72 27 41 18
Alcohol 32 26 0 7 6 0
Cocaine 23 25 8 * * 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 0
Antidepressants 20 23 * 14 12 *
Antipsychotics 4 * * 6 9 4
Benzodiazepines 38 32 0 5 9 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 7 8 * 8 10 *
Opiates/opioids 122 117 39 8 13 *
– Heroin (specified) 24 13 6 * 0 0
– Methadone 43 41 14 0 * *
– All other opiates/opioids 68 81 19 7 12 *
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 0 0 0
Salicylates/combinations * 0 0 0 0 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations 6 * * 4 9 5
Anticonvulsants * 4 0 * * 0
Muscle relaxants 7 5 0 * 4 *

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, 2010.

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