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

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 180
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 26
Population 1,518,501
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 11.9
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 1.7

Deaths by manner of death, 2010
Suicide 12.6%
Homicide 0.5%
Could not be determined 0.5%
Accidental 83.5%
Natural 2.9%

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2010
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 39 96 135
Cocaine 14 33 47
Alcohol 0 39 39
Benzodiazepines 0 37 37
Antidepressants 2 13 15

Death rates by sex and age: Drug-related, 2010
Sex Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 18.4
Female 5.5

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 2.8
21 to 34 18.7
35 to 54 19.6
55 and over 8.1

Place of death, 2010
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 74
Home 83
Public place 8
Other 14
Not documented *

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 8
Home 15
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 197 180 62 28 26 9
Alcohol 49 39 0 8 6 0
Cocaine 53 47 14 0 * *
Marijuana 5 9 0 0 0 0
Stimulants * 0 0 0 0 0
Club drugs * * 0 * 0 0
Hallucinogens * * * 0 0 0
Inhalants * * 0 * * *
Antidepressants 8 15 * 8 7 *
Antipsychotics 4 6 * * * 0
Benzodiazepines 49 37 0 7 10 *
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 15 11 0 6 5 0
Opiates/opioids 149 135 39 15 13 *
– Heroin (specified) 50 41 15 0 * 0
– Methadone 28 25 8 * 0 0
– All other opiates/opioids 92 87 16 15 12 *
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 * 0 0 0 0
Salicylates/combinations 0 * * 0 * 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations 4 4 0 * 5 *
Anticonvulsants 0 0 0 * 0 0
Muscle relaxants 9 11 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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