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

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 112
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 7
Population 2,256,576
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 5.0
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 134 112 18 12 7 --
Alcohol* 33 41 -- -- -- --
Cocaine 65 66 14 0 -- --
Marijuana 9 -- 0 0 0 --
Stimulants 0 -- 0 0 0 --
Club drugs -- -- 0 0 0 --
Hallucinogens†† -- -- 0 -- 0 --
Inhalants -- 10 0 0 0 --
Antidepressants 28 25 0 4 -- --
Antipsychotics 15 14 -- -- -- --
Benzodiazepines 42 24 0 -- 0 --
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 17 20 0 6 -- --
Opiates/opioids 90 67 -- 5 -- --
– Heroin (specified) 6 -- 0 0 0 --
– Methadone 38 27 -- 4 0 --
– All other opiates/opioids 62 53 0 4 -- --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents -- -- 0 0 -- --
Salicylates/combinations 0 -- 0 0 0 --
Misc. analgesics/combinations 7 11 0 7 -- --
Anticonvulsants 5 6 0 -- 0 --
Muscle relaxants 0 4 0 -- -- --

Deaths by manner of death, 2005
Suicide 5.9%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 0.0%
Natural/accidental 94.1%

Place of death, 2005
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 37
Home 67
Public place 0
Other 8
Not documented 0

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

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2005
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 7.8
Female 2.3

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.7
21 to 34 3.8
35 to 54 11.4
55 and over 2.1

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2005
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 1 66 67
Cocaine 14 52 66
Alcohol 1 40 41
Antidepressants 0 25 25
Benzodiazepines 0 24 24

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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