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

Drug misuse deaths reported to DAWN 239
Suicide deaths reported to DAWN 23
Population 1,562,723
Drug misuse deaths per 1,000,000 population 152.9
Suicide deaths per 1,000,000 population 14.7

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 220 239 58 13 23 4
Alcohol1 74 78 0 4 5 0
Cocaine 113 133 40 0 5 0
Marijuana 7 -- 0 -- -- 0
Stimulants -- -- 0 -- 0 0
Club drugs2 -- -- 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens3 6 5 -- 0 0 0
Inhalants 5 7 0 -- -- 0
 
Antidepressants 52 45 0 6 9 --
Antipsychotics 12 9 0 -- -- 0
Benzodiazepines 42 47 0 -- 8 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 20 32 0 5 6 0
Opiates/opioids 166 157 13 -- 7 0
– Heroin (specified) 22 23 -- 0 0 0
– Methadone 56 53 5 0 -- 0
– All other opiates/opioids 115 101 6 -- 5 0
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 0 0 0
Salicylates/combinations -- 0 0 -- 0 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations 13 15 -- 4 5 --
Anticonvulsants -- 4 0 -- -- 0
Muscle relaxants -- -- 0 -- 0 0

Deaths by case type, 2004
Suicide 8.8%
Overmedication 13.4%
Homicide 0.0%
All other accidental 77.5%
Could not be determined 0.4%

Causes of death, 2004
Drug misuse Deaths
Any drug-related cause 235
– Abuse 25
– Drug or alcohol 232
– Toxic effects 204
Body systems (includes infections) 50
Accidents and injuries 4

Place of death, 2004
Drug misuse Deaths
Health care facility 86
Home 112
Public place 14
Other 21
Not documented 6

Death rates by gender and age: Drug misuse, 2004
Gender Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Male 222.3
Female 85.0

Age Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Under 21 9.4
21 to 34 88.7
35 to 54 326.9
55 and over 94.8

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug misuse deaths, 2004
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 13 144 157
Cocaine 40 93 133
Alcohol 0 78 78
Benzodiazepines 0 47 47
Antidepressants 0 45 45

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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