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

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 188
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 5
Population 2,511,408
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 7.5
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 0.2

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 199 188 27 9 5 --
Alcohol* 50 56 0 -- -- --
Cocaine 107 105 21 -- 0 --
Marijuana -- 4 0 0 0 --
Stimulants 0 0 0 0 0 --
Club drugs -- 0 0 0 0 --
Hallucinogens†† 0 -- 0 0 0 --
Inhalants -- 9 0 0 0 --
Antidepressants 34 56 0 5 4 --
Antipsychotics 12 20 0 -- -- --
Benzodiazepines 35 36 -- -- -- --
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 19 33 -- -- -- --
Opiates/opioids 130 131 4 6 -- --
– Heroin (specified) -- -- 0 0 0 --
– Methadone 45 63 4 -- -- --
– All other opiates/opioids 95 99 0 4 -- --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents -- -- 0 0 0 --
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 0 0 --
Misc. analgesics/combinations 14 12 0 -- -- --
Anticonvulsants 4 6 0 -- 0 --
Muscle relaxants -- -- 0 0 0 --

Deaths by manner of death, 2005
Suicide 2.6%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 1.0%
Natural/accidental 96.4%

Place of death, 2005
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 65
Home 100
Public place --
Other 9
Not documented 11

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility --
Home 4
Public place 0
Other 0
Not documented 0

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2005
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 11.9
Female 3.5

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.1
21 to 34 4.3
35 to 54 19.5
55 and over 4.6

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2005
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 4 127 131
Cocaine 21 84 105
Antidepressants 0 56 56
Alcohol 0 56 56
Benzodiazepines 1 35 36

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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