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New York-Newark-Edison, NY-NJ-PA: Bronx County, NY

Drug misuse deaths reported to DAWN 226
Suicide deaths reported to DAWN 6
Population 1,365,536
Drug misuse deaths per 1,000,000 population 165.5
Suicide deaths per 1,000,000 population 4.4

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 181 226 69 7 6 --
Alcohol1 61 62 -- -- -- --
Cocaine 96 122 49 -- -- --
Marijuana 10 0 0 0 0 --
Stimulants -- 0 0 0 0 --
Club drugs2 0 0 0 0 0 --
Hallucinogens3 -- -- 0 0 0 --
Inhalants -- 6 0 -- -- --
 
Antidepressants 31 36 0 7 -- --
Antipsychotics 8 12 0 -- 0 --
Benzodiazepines 25 23 0 -- -- --
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 22 16 0 -- -- --
Opiates/opioids 135 154 18 -- -- --
– Heroin (specified) -- 10 -- 0 0 --
– Methadone 60 68 7 -- -- --
– All other opiates/opioids 104 100 8 -- -- --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 -- 0 -- 0 --
Salicylates/combinations -- 0 0 0 0 --
Misc. analgesics/combinations 10 14 0 -- -- --
Anticonvulsants -- -- 0 0 0 --
Muscle relaxants -- 4 0 0 0 --

Deaths by case type, 2004
Suicide 2.6%
Overmedication 22.4%
Homicide 0.0%
All other accidental 74.6%
Could not be determined 0.4%

Causes of death, 2004
Drug misuse Deaths
Any drug-related cause 225
– Abuse 52
– Drug or alcohol 222
– Toxic effects 178
Body systems (includes infections) 47
Accidents and injuries --

Place of death, 2004
Drug misuse Deaths
Health care facility 63
Home 139
Public place --
Other 23
Not documented 0

Death rates by gender and age: Drug misuse, 2004
Gender Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Male 264.9
Female 78.7

Age Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Under 21 2.2
21 to 34 59.7
35 to 54 446.0
55 and over 170.7

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug misuse deaths, 2004
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 18 136 154
Cocaine 49 73 122
Alcohol 1 61 62
Antidepressants 0 36 36
Benzodiazepines 0 23 23

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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