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New Mexico

Drug misuse deaths reported to DAWN 271
Suicide deaths reported to DAWN 43
Metro area population, 2004 1,903,289
Population covered by DAWN 1,903,289
Percent of population covered by DAWN 100%

State overview: Deaths and population by county, 2004
Counties Drug misuse Suicide Total
population
Deaths Rate1 Deaths Rate1
Included in metropolitan area profiles.
* Indicates area featured in Spotlight section.
1 Deaths per 1,000,000 population.
Total participating (33) 271 142.4 43 22.6 1,903,289
1. Bernalillo County * 130 218.9 13 21.9 593,765
2. Catron County 0 0.0 0 0.0 3,440
3. Chaves County 10 162.2 1 16.2 61,635
4. Cibola County 2 72.6 0 0.0 27,549
5. Colfax County 0 0.0 0 0.0 13,831
6. Curry County 3 65.7 1 21.9 45,662
7. DeBaca County 0 0.0 0 0.0 2,035
8. Dona Ana County 13 69.9 3 16.1 186,095
9. Eddy County 8 154.8 1 19.3 51,688
10. Grant County 7 237.7 2 67.9 29,443
11. Guadalupe County 1 220.8 0 0.0 4,530
12. Harding County 0 0.0 1 1,292.0 774
13. Hidalgo County 0 0.0 0 0.0 5,186
14. Lea County 4 71.1 1 17.8 56,231
15. Lincoln County 4 193.0 3 144.7 20,727
16. Los Alamos County 0 0.0 1 53.2 18,796
17. Luna County 4 153.1 1 38.3 26,129
18. McKinley County 5 69.0 2 27.6 72,425
19. Mora County 0 0.0 0 0.0 5,212
20. Otero County 6 94.8 3 47.4 63,282
21. Quay County 1 105.5 0 0.0 9,483
22. Rio Arriba County 19 466.7 0 0.0 40,710
23. Roosevelt County 0 0.0 0 0.0 18,165
24. San Juan County 7 56.4 2 16.1 124,166
25. San Miguel County 5 169.4 2 67.8 29,514
26. Sandoval County 4 39.2 2 19.6 102,120
27. Santa Fe County 20 144.2 2 14.4 138,705
28. Sierra County 1 77.2 0 0.0 12,961
29. Socorro County 3 165.0 0 0.0 18,177
30. Taos County 1 31.8 0 0.0 31,464
31. Torrance County 1 59.3 2 118.6 16,864
32. Union County 0 0.0 0 0.0 3,827
33. Valencia County 12 174.7 0 0.0 68,698

Deaths by case type, 2004
Suicide 13.7%
Overmedication 19.7%
Homicide 0.0%
All other accidental 60.2%
Could not be determined 6.4%

Place of death, 2004
Drug misuse Deaths
Health care facility 52
Home 161
Public place 15
Other 43
Not documented 0

Suicide Deaths
Health care facility 7
Home 32
Public place --
Other --
Not documented 0

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug misuse deaths, 2004
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 53 148 201
Cocaine 27 71 98
Alcohol 1 88 89
Antidepressants 8 24 32
Benzodiazepines 0 26 26

Top 5 drugs involved: Suicide deaths, 2004
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 8 14 22
Antidepressants 2 17 19
Alcohol 0 15 15
Benzodiazepines 0 11 11
Muscle relaxants 0 6 6

Death rates by gender and age: Drug misuse, 2004
Gender Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Male 188.0
Female 98.3

Age Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Under 21 17.0
21 to 34 157.7
35 to 54 318.8
55 and over 79.4

Death rates by gender and age: Suicide, 2004
Gender Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Male 19.2
Female 25.9

Age Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Under 21 1.7
21 to 34 22.9
35 to 54 44.5
55 and over 23.4

Causes of death, 2004
Drug misuse Deaths
Any drug-related cause 249
– Abuse 8
– Drug or alcohol 248
– Toxic effects 204
Body systems (includes infections) 53
Accidents and injuries 18

Suicide Deaths
Any drug-related cause 43
– Abuse --
– Drug or alcohol 43
– Toxic effects 26
Body systems (includes infections) 0
Accidents and injuries 18

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 303 271 101 36 43 13
Alcohol2 108 89 -- 12 15 0
Cocaine 110 98 27 -- -- 0
Marijuana -- 0 0 0 -- 0
Stimulants 22 21 9 0 -- 0
Club drugs3 -- 0 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens4 0 -- 0 0 0 0
Inhalants -- -- 0 -- 0 0
 
Antidepressants 37 32 8 15 19 --
Antipsychotics 6 -- 0 -- -- --
Benzodiazepines 33 26 0 -- 11 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 14 12 0 -- 0 0
Opiates/opioids 218 201 53 14 22 8
– Heroin (specified) 73 73 17 0 -- --
– Methadone 36 46 11 -- -- 0
– All other opiates/opioids 125 98 25 11 18 7
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 5 -- 0 -- -- 0
Salicylates/combinations -- 0 0 -- -- 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations 8 8 -- -- -- --
Anticonvulsants -- 9 0 -- -- --
Muscle relaxants 10 14 0 -- 6 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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