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New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA: Jefferson Parish, LA

Drug misuse deaths reported to DAWN 132
Suicide deaths reported to DAWN 12
Population 453,590
Drug misuse deaths per 1,000,000 population 291.0
Suicide deaths per 1,000,000 population 26.5

Drug-related deaths by drug category, 2003-2004
Drug category Drug misuse Suicide
Deaths,
2003
Deaths,
2004
Single-drug
deaths,
2004
Deaths,
2003
Deaths,
2004
Single-drug
deaths,
2004
1 Includes alcohol in combination with other drugs (all ages) and alcohol alone in decedents under age 21.
2 Includes MDMA (Ecstasy), GHB, flunitrazepam (Rohypnol), and ketamine.
3 Includes PCP, LSD, and miscellaneous hallucinogens.
ALL DRUGS 108 132 6 12 12 --
Alcohol1 23 28 0 5 4 --
Cocaine 46 52 -- -- 4 --
Marijuana 13 32 0 0 -- --
Stimulants 8 9 0 -- -- --
Club drugs2 -- 9 0 0 0 --
Hallucinogens3 0 0 0 0 0 --
Inhalants 0 0 0 0 0 --
 
Antidepressants 5 11 0 4 -- --
Antipsychotics 0 -- 0 0 0 --
Benzodiazepines 51 76 0 8 5 --
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 21 30 0 -- -- --
Opiates/opioids 86 109 5 10 9 --
– Heroin (specified) -- -- 0 0 0 --
– Methadone 35 55 4 0 -- --
– All other opiates/opioids 68 75 -- 10 9 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 0 0 --
Salicylates/combinations -- 0 0 0 0 --
Misc. analgesics/combinations 6 9 0 4 -- --
Anticonvulsants -- -- 0 0 0 --
Muscle relaxants 16 33 0 -- -- --

Deaths by case type, 2004
Suicide 8.3%
Overmedication 36.8%
Homicide 0.7%
All other accidental 47.2%
Could not be determined 6.9%

Causes of death, 2004
Drug misuse Deaths
Any drug-related cause 131
– Abuse --
– Drug or alcohol 131
– Toxic effects 108
Body systems (includes infections) 34
Accidents and injuries 8

Place of death, 2004
Drug misuse Deaths
Health care facility 26
Home 75
Public place --
Other 27
Not documented --

Death rates by gender and age: Drug misuse, 2004
Gender Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Male 422.0
Female 170.1

Age Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Under 21 117.5
21 to 34 439.2
35 to 54 530.4
55 and over 75.9

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug misuse deaths, 2004
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 5 104 109
Benzodiazepines 0 76 76
Cocaine 1 51 52
Muscle relaxants 0 33 33
Marijuana 0 32 32

End Notes
-- Indicates a number less than 4 has been suppressed.
SOURCE: Office of Applied Studies, SAMHSA, Drug Abuse Warning Network 2004 (11/2005 update).

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