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

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 202
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 25
Population 1,606,275
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 12.6
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 1.6

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 239 202 29 23 25 --
Alcohol* 78 60 0 5 8 --
Cocaine 133 107 22 5 -- --
Marijuana -- 5 0 -- 0 --
Stimulants -- -- 0 0 0 --
Club drugs -- -- 0 0 0 --
Hallucinogens†† 5 0 0 0 0 --
Inhalants 7 -- 0 -- -- --
Antidepressants 45 54 0 9 15 --
Antipsychotics 9 14 0 -- 6 --
Benzodiazepines 47 54 0 8 9 --
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 32 37 0 6 6 --
Opiates/opioids 157 148 5 7 12 --
– Heroin (specified) 23 15 0 0 0 --
– Methadone 53 67 4 -- -- --
– All other opiates/opioids 101 99 -- 5 11 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 -- 0 0 0 --
Salicylates/combinations 0 -- 0 0 -- --
Misc. analgesics/combinations 15 24 0 5 5 --
Anticonvulsants 4 4 0 -- -- --
Muscle relaxants -- 7 0 0 0 --

Deaths by manner of death, 2005
Suicide 11.0%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 0.9%
Natural/accidental 88.1%

Place of death, 2005
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 62
Home 107
Public place 11
Other 18
Not documented 4

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 7
Home 13
Public place --
Other 4
Not documented 0

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2005
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 20.0
Female 5.8

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 1.5
21 to 34 8.2
35 to 54 22.8
55 and over 12.5

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2005
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 5 143 148
Cocaine 22 85 107
Alcohol 0 60 60
Benzodiazepines 0 54 54
Antidepressants 0 54 54

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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