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Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD: Delaware County, PA

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 90
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 6
Population 554,393
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 16.2
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 1.1

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 69 90 7 13 6 0
Alcohol* 20 30 0 -- --  
Cocaine 29 44 -- 0 0  
Marijuana 4 10 0 -- 0  
Stimulants -- -- 0 0 0  
Club drugs -- -- -- 0 0  
Hallucinogens†† -- -- 0 0 0  
Inhalants -- -- 0 0 0  
Antidepressants 14 17 0 7 6  
Antipsychotics 0 -- 0 -- --  
Benzodiazepines 27 30 0 5 0  
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 5 6 0 -- --  
Opiates/opioids 51 63 -- 7 --  
– Heroin (specified) -- 11 0 0 0  
– Methadone 13 16 -- -- 0  
– All other opiates/opioids 41 45 -- 7 --  
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents -- 4 0 -- 0  
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 -- 0  
Misc. analgesics/combinations 6 -- 0 5 0  
Anticonvulsants 4 5 0 0 0  
Muscle relaxants 4 6 0 -- 0  

Deaths by manner of death, 2005
Suicide 6.3%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 17.7%
Natural/accidental 76.0%

Place of death, 2005
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 27
Home 48
Public place --
Other 13
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 20.3
Female 12.5

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 2.5
21 to 34 27.8
35 to 54 32.8
55 and over 5.1

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2005
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 2 61 63
Cocaine 3 41 44
Benzodiazepines 0 30 30
Alcohol 0 30 30
Antidepressants 0 17 17

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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