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New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA: Bronx County, NY

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 208
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 4
Population 1,364,566
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 15.2
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 0.3

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 228 208 40 6 4 --
Alcohol* 62 73 0 -- -- --
Cocaine 122 121 28 -- 0 --
Marijuana 0 5 0 0 0 --
Stimulants 0 0 0 0 0 --
Club drugs 0 -- 0 0 0 --
Hallucinogens†† -- -- 0 0 0 --
Inhalants 6 4 0 -- 0 --
Antidepressants 36 53 0 -- -- --
Antipsychotics 13 25 0 0 -- --
Benzodiazepines 24 35 0 -- -- --
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 18 42 0 -- 0 --
Opiates/opioids 154 147 12 -- -- --
– Heroin (specified) 10 14 -- 0 0 --
– Methadone 68 78 6 -- 0 --
– All other opiates/opioids 100 97 4 -- -- --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents -- 0 0 0 0 --
Salicylates/combinations 0 -- 0 0 0 --
Misc. analgesics/combinations 15 17 0 -- -- --
Anticonvulsants -- -- 0 0 0 --
Muscle relaxants 5 5 0 0 -- --

Deaths by manner of death, 2005
Suicide 1.9%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 0.0%
Natural/accidental 98.1%

Place of death, 2005
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 80
Home 96
Public place 5
Other 19
Not documented 8

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

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2005
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 22.9
Female 8.5

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.4
21 to 34 8.9
35 to 54 41.5
55 and over 10.5

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2005
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 12 135 147
Cocaine 28 93 121
Alcohol 0 73 73
Antidepressants 0 53 53
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 0 42 42

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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