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

Drug misuse deaths reported to DAWN 135
Suicide deaths reported to DAWN 25
Population 1,475,488
Drug misuse deaths per 1,000,000 population 91.5
Suicide deaths per 1,000,000 population 16.9

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 124 135 36 14 25 6
Alcohol1 50 34 -- 7 -- 0
Cocaine 63 59 16 -- 0 0
Marijuana 21 6 0 0 0 0
Stimulants 4 0 0 0 0 0
Club drugs2 -- -- 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens3 -- -- 0 0 0 0
Inhalants 0 -- -- 0 0 0
 
Antidepressants 30 20 0 6 9 --
Antipsychotics 15 -- 0 -- 7 0
Benzodiazepines 39 40 -- -- 4 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 13 16 0 5 5 0
Opiates/opioids 96 102 15 8 13 --
– Heroin (specified) 43 33 6 0 0 0
– Methadone 25 27 -- 0 0 0
– All other opiates/opioids 62 63 8 8 13 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 0 0 0
Salicylates/combinations -- -- 0 -- -- --
Misc. analgesics/combinations 7 9 0 6 5 --
Anticonvulsants 0 0 0 -- -- 0
Muscle relaxants 10 11 -- -- -- 0

Deaths by case type, 2004
Suicide 15.6%
Overmedication 19.4%
Homicide 0.0%
All other accidental 64.4%
Could not be determined 0.6%

Causes of death, 2004
Drug misuse Deaths
Any drug-related cause 131
– Abuse 5
– Drug or alcohol 131
– Toxic effects 116
Body systems (includes infections) 21
Accidents and injuries --

Place of death, 2004
Drug misuse Deaths
Health care facility 24
Home 96
Public place --
Other 11
Not documented --

Death rates by gender and age: Drug misuse, 2004
Gender Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Male 140.5
Female 44.1

Age Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Under 21 18.9
21 to 34 113.8
35 to 54 186.8
55 and over 35.4

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug misuse deaths, 2004
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 15 87 102
Cocaine 16 43 59
Benzodiazepines 2 38 40
Alcohol 1 33 34
Antidepressants 0 20 20

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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