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New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA (Pre-Katrina): Jefferson Parish, LA

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 84
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 9
Population 451,049
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 27.9
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 3.0

Drug-related deaths by drug category, 2004-2005
Drug category Drug-related Drug-related suicide
Deaths,
2004
Deaths,
2005
Single-drug
deaths,
2005
Deaths,
2004
Deaths,
2005
Single-drug
deaths,
2005
* Includes alcohol in combination with other drugs (all ages) and alcohol alone in decedents under age 21.
Includes MDMA (Ecstasy), GHB, flunitrazepam (Rohypnol), and ketamine.
†† Includes PCP, LSD, and miscellaneous hallucinogens.
ALL DRUGS   84 7   9 --
Alcohol*   20 0   -- --
Cocaine   34 4   0 --
Marijuana   9 0   -- --
Stimulants   7 0   -- --
Club drugs   0 0   0 --
Hallucinogens††   0 0   0 --
Inhalants   0 0   0 --
Antidepressants   13 0   -- --
Antipsychotics   0 0   0 --
Benzodiazepines   48 0   -- --
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics   8 0   -- --
Opiates/opioids   71 --   6 --
– Heroin (specified)   -- 0   0 --
– Methadone   33 0   0 --
– All other opiates/opioids   56 --   6 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents   0 0   0 --
Salicylates/combinations   0 0   0 --
Misc. analgesics/combinations   13 0   -- --
Anticonvulsants   -- 0   0 --
Muscle relaxants   19 0   -- --

Deaths by manner of death, 2005
Suicide 9.7%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 6.5%
Natural/accidental 83.9%

Place of death, 2005
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 21
Home 50
Public place 0
Other 11
Not documented --

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility --
Home 5
Public place 0
Other --
Not documented 0

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2005
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 40.9
Female 16.0

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 4.7
21 to 34 42.9
35 to 54 56.8
55 and over 8.3

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2005
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 2 69 71
Benzodiazepines 0 48 48
Cocaine 4 30 34
Alcohol 0 20 20
Muscle relaxants 0 19 19

End Notes
1. Drug-related deaths exclude suicides.
2. All death rates are per 100,000 population.
3. -- A number less than 4 has been suppressed.

SOURCE: Office of Applied Studies, SAMHSA, Drug Abuse Warning Network, 2005 (08/2008 update).

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