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

Drug misuse deaths reported to DAWN 134
Suicide deaths reported to DAWN 12
Population 2,237,216
Drug misuse deaths per 1,000,000 population 59.9
Suicide deaths per 1,000,000 population 5.4

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 148 134 34 6 12 --
Alcohol1 53 33 0 -- -- --
Cocaine 68 65 22 -- 0 --
Marijuana -- 9 -- 0 0 --
Stimulants 0 0 0 0 0 --
Club drugs2 -- -- 0 0 0 --
Hallucinogens3 -- -- -- 0 -- --
Inhalants 6 -- 0 0 0 --
 
Antidepressants 31 28 0 -- 4 --
Antipsychotics 7 15 0 0 -- --
Benzodiazepines 35 42 -- -- -- --
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 21 17 0 -- 6 --
Opiates/opioids 91 90 9 -- 5 --
– Heroin (specified) 9 6 0 0 0 --
– Methadone 28 38 5 0 4 --
– All other opiates/opioids 69 61 4 -- 4 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 -- 0 0 0 --
Salicylates/combinations -- 0 0 -- 0 --
Misc. analgesics/combinations 17 7 0 0 7 --
Anticonvulsants 5 5 0 0 -- --
Muscle relaxants 0 0 0 0 -- --

Deaths by case type, 2004
Suicide 8.2%
Overmedication 17.1%
Homicide 0.0%
All other accidental 72.6%
Could not be determined 2.1%

Causes of death, 2004
Drug misuse Deaths
Any drug-related cause 130
– Abuse 20
– Drug or alcohol 130
– Toxic effects 110
Body systems (includes infections) 32
Accidents and injuries 6

Place of death, 2004
Drug misuse Deaths
Health care facility 43
Home 68
Public place 9
Other 11
Not documented --

Death rates by gender and age: Drug misuse, 2004
Gender Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Male 99.1
Female 22.4

Age Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Under 21 3.5
21 to 34 31.9
35 to 54 141.1
55 and over 38.5

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug misuse deaths, 2004
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 9 81 90
Cocaine 22 43 65
Benzodiazepines 1 41 42
Alcohol 0 33 33
Antidepressants 0 28 28

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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