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Albuquerque

Drug misuse deaths reported to DAWN 147
Suicide deaths reported to DAWN 17
Metro area population, 2004 781,447
Population covered by DAWN 781,447
Percent of population covered by DAWN 100%

Metro area overview: Deaths and population by county, 2004
Metro area component Drug misuse Suicide Total
population
Deaths Rate1 Deaths Rate1
* Indicates area featured in Spotlight section.
1 Deaths per 1,000,000 population.
Total participating (4) 147 188.1 17 21.8 781,447
1. Bernalillo County, NM* 130 218.9 13 21.9 593,765
2. Sandoval County, NM 4 39.2 2 19.6 102,120
3. Torrance County, NM 1 59.3 2 118.6 16,864
4. Valencia County, NM 12 174.7 0 0.0 68,698

Deaths by case type, 2004
Suicide 10.4%
Overmedication 17.7%
Homicide 0.0%
All other accidental 65.2%
Could not be determined 6.7%

Place of death, 2004
Drug misuse Deaths
Health care facility 24
Home 89
Public place 10
Other 24
Not documented 0

Suicide Deaths
Health care facility --
Home 12
Public place 0
Other --
Not documented 0

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug misuse deaths, 2004
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 32 76 108
Cocaine 17 36 53
Alcohol 0 43 43
Benzodiazepines 0 15 15
Antidepressants 4 10 14

Top 5 drugs involved: Suicide deaths, 2004
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 5 6 11
Antidepressants 0 8 8
Alcohol 0 7 7

Death rates by gender and age: Drug misuse, 2004
Gender Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Male 255.7
Female 123.1

Age Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Under 21 34.7
21 to 34 227.8
35 to 54 393.8
55 and over 81.9

Death rates by gender and age: Suicide, 2004
Gender Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Male 18.3
Female 25.1

Age Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Under 21 0.0
21 to 34 26.8
35 to 54 38.9
55 and over 23.4

Causes of death, 2004
Drug misuse Deaths
Any drug-related cause 134
– Abuse --
– Drug or alcohol 133
– Toxic effects 109
Body systems (includes infections) 32
Accidents and injuries 9

Suicide Deaths
Any drug-related cause 17
– Abuse --
– Drug or alcohol 17
– Toxic effects 7
Body systems (includes infections) 0
Accidents and injuries 8

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
2 Includes alcohol in combination with other drugs (all ages) and alcohol alone in decedents under age 21.
3 Includes MDMA (Ecstasy), GHB, flunitrazepam (Rohypnol), and ketamine.
4 Includes PCP, LSD, and miscellaneous hallucinogens.
ALL DRUGS 156 147 61 18 17 5
Alcohol2 51 43 0 5 7 0
Cocaine 62 53 17 -- -- 0
Marijuana -- 0 0 0 0 0
Stimulants 6 12 6 0 -- 0
Club drugs3 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens4 0 -- 0 0 0 0
Inhalants -- 0 0 0 0 0
 
Antidepressants 15 14 4 7 8 0
Antipsychotics 0 -- 0 -- 0 0
Benzodiazepines 16 15 0 -- -- 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics -- 5 0 -- 0 0
Opiates/opioids 112 108 32 9 11 5
– Heroin (specified) 42 41 11 0 -- 0
– Methadone 23 29 8 -- -- 0
– All other opiates/opioids 54 44 13 7 8 5
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents -- -- 0 0 -- 0
Salicylates/combinations -- 0 0 -- 0 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations -- 6 -- -- -- 0
Anticonvulsants -- -- 0 0 0 0
Muscle relaxants 5 4 0 0 0 0

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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