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

Drug misuse deaths reported to DAWN 199
Suicide deaths reported to DAWN 9
Population 2,475,290
Drug misuse deaths per 1,000,000 population 80.4
Suicide deaths per 1,000,000 population 3.6

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 226 199 55 8 9 --
Alcohol1 76 50 0 0 -- --
Cocaine 132 107 37 0 -- --
Marijuana 10 -- 0 0 0 --
Stimulants 0 0 0 0 0 --
Club drugs2 -- -- 0 0 0 --
Hallucinogens3 -- 0 0 0 0 --
Inhalants 6 -- 0 -- 0 --
 
Antidepressants 49 34 -- 5 5 --
Antipsychotics 11 12 0 -- -- --
Benzodiazepines 45 35 0 -- -- --
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 34 19 -- -- -- --
Opiates/opioids 166 130 16 -- 6 --
– Heroin (specified) -- -- -- 0 0 --
– Methadone 70 45 -- 0 -- --
– All other opiates/opioids 126 95 12 -- 4 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents -- -- 0 0 0 --
Salicylates/combinations 4 0 0 0 0 --
Misc. analgesics/combinations 18 14 0 -- -- --
Anticonvulsants 5 4 0 -- -- --
Muscle relaxants 4 -- 0 0 0 --

Deaths by case type, 2004
Suicide 4.3%
Overmedication 13.9%
Homicide 0.0%
All other accidental 80.8%
Could not be determined 1.0%

Causes of death, 2004
Drug misuse Deaths
Any drug-related cause 199
– Abuse 30
– Drug or alcohol 199
– Toxic effects 168
Body systems (includes infections) 27
Accidents and injuries --

Place of death, 2004
Drug misuse Deaths
Health care facility 68
Home 118
Public place 0
Other 9
Not documented 4

Death rates by gender and age: Drug misuse, 2004
Gender Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Male 126.8
Female 37.8

Age Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Under 21 4.0
21 to 34 63.7
35 to 54 187.7
55 and over 56.4

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug misuse deaths, 2004
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 16 114 130
Cocaine 37 70 107
Alcohol 0 50 50
Benzodiazepines 0 35 35
Antidepressants 1 33 34

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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