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New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA: Nassau County, NY

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 116
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 10
Population 1,357,481
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 8.5
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 0.7

Deaths by manner of death, 2010
Suicide 7.9%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 0.8%
Accidental 89.7%
Natural 1.6%

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2010
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 28 53 81
Cocaine 12 22 34
Alcohol 0 27 27
Benzodiazepines 1 24 25
Antidepressants 3 8 11

Death rates by sex and age: Drug-related, 2010
Sex Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 11.3
Female 5.9

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 1.6
21 to 34 14.2
35 to 54 12.1
55 and over 8.4

Place of death, 2010
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 45
Home 59
Public place *
Other 10
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility *
Home 7
Public place 0
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 130 116 50 11 10 *
Alcohol 18 27 0 0 * *
Cocaine 46 34 12 * 0 *
Marijuana * * 0 0 0 *
Stimulants * 0 0 0 0 *
Club drugs 0 * 0 0 0 *
Hallucinogens * * * 0 0 *
Inhalants 0 0 0 * 0 *
Antidepressants 11 11 * * * *
Antipsychotics 5 * 0 0 * *
Benzodiazepines 22 25 * * * *
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 10 6 0 * * *
Opiates/opioids 95 81 28 5 * *
– Heroin (specified) 5 7 * 0 0 *
– Methadone 19 20 7 * 0 *
– All other opiates/opioids 80 61 19 4 * *
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 0 0 *
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 * 0 *
Misc. analgesics/combinations * 6 * * * *
Anticonvulsants * * * 0 0 *
Muscle relaxants 5 * 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, 2010.

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