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

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 118
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 17
Population 627,732
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 18.8
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 2.7

Deaths by manner of death, 2010
Suicide 12.6%
Homicide 0.7%
Could not be determined 1.5%
Accidental 81.5%
Natural 3.7%

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2010
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 8 66 74
Cocaine 10 32 42
Benzodiazepines 0 36 36
Alcohol 1 33 34
Antidepressants 1 17 18

Death rates by sex and age: Drug-related, 2010
Sex Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 24.6
Female 13.3

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 *
21 to 34 18.3
35 to 54 35.2
55 and over 19.8

Place of death, 2010
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 50
Home 59
Public place *
Other 7
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 5
Home 9
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 116 118 32 16 17 5
Alcohol 35 34 * 4 5 0
Cocaine 32 42 10 * * *
Marijuana * 4 0 0 0 0
Stimulants 0 * 0 0 0 0
Club drugs * * 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens 0 0 0 0 0 0
Inhalants 0 * 0 0 * *
Antidepressants 20 18 * 9 9 *
Antipsychotics 8 4 0 * * 0
Benzodiazepines 31 36 0 5 * 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 5 8 0 5 * 0
Opiates/opioids 69 74 8 6 * 0
– Heroin (specified) 10 11 * 0 0 0
– Methadone 24 19 * * 0 0
– All other opiates/opioids 44 52 * 4 * 0
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents * * 0 0 0 0
Salicylates/combinations * * 0 * * *
Misc. analgesics/combinations * * 0 6 4 0
Anticonvulsants * 6 * 0 * 0
Muscle relaxants 0 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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