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Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD: Delaware County, PA

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 117
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 21
Population 558,082
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 21.0
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 3.8

Deaths by manner of death, 2010
Suicide 15.2%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 21.0%
Accidental 63.8%
Natural 0.0%

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2010
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 6 90 96
Benzodiazepines 0 70 70
Cocaine 5 32 37
Alcohol 2 33 35
Antidepressants 0 30 30

Death rates by sex and age: Drug-related, 2010
Sex Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 30.9
Female 11.8

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 5.7
21 to 34 35.5
35 to 54 38.1
55 and over 9.1

Place of death, 2010
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 26
Home 76
Public place 4
Other 11
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 5
Home 16
Public place 0
Other 0
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 102 117 13 24 21 *
Alcohol 34 35 * 7 11 *
Cocaine 29 37 5 0 * *
Marijuana 5 10 0 * * *
Stimulants * 4 0 * * *
Club drugs 0 0 0 0 0 *
Hallucinogens 4 * 0 0 * *
Inhalants 0 * 0 0 0 *
Antidepressants 30 30 0 13 11 *
Antipsychotics 9 6 0 4 * *
Benzodiazepines 43 70 0 13 8 *
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 22 16 0 6 5 *
Opiates/opioids 87 96 6 16 13 *
– Heroin (specified) 37 19 4 * 0 *
– Methadone 11 12 * * * *
– All other opiates/opioids 60 82 * 14 11 *
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents * 5 0 * * *
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 * 0 *
Misc. analgesics/combinations 9 10 0 6 * *
Anticonvulsants 10 12 0 * * *
Muscle relaxants 5 10 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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