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New Hampshire

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 87
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 13
State population, 2005 1,306,819
Population covered by DAWN 1,306,819
Percent of population covered by DAWN 100%

State overview: Deaths and population by county, 2005
Counties Drug-related Drug-related suicide Population
Deaths Rate Deaths Rate
Total participating (10) 87 6.7 13 1.0 1,306,819
1. Belknap County 5 8.1 0 0.0 61,422
2. Carroll County 2 4.3 1 2.1 47,048
3. Cheshire County 5 6.5 0 0.0 77,053
4. Coos County 3 9.0 1 3.0 33,156
5. Grafton County 11 13.0 0 0.0 84,793
6. Hillsborough County 29 7.2 4 1.0 400,516
7. Merrimack County 11 7.5 2 1.4 146,823
8. Rockingham County 9 3.1 3 1.0 294,211
9. Strafford County 9 7.6 1 0.8 118,998
10. Sullivan County 3 7.0 1 2.3 42,799

Deaths by manner of death, 2005
Suicide 13.1%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 6.1%
Natural/accidental 80.8%

Place of death, 2005
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 14
Home 32
Public place 0
Other 0
Not documented 41

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

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2005
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 28 48 76
Cocaine 3 20 23
Benzodiazepines 0 14 14
Alcohol 0 13 13
Antidepressants 0 11 11

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2005
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Antidepressants 1 5 6
Opiates/opioids 1 4 5

Gender and age death rates: Drug-related, 2005
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 10.1
Female 3.2

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 1.4
21 to 34 9.6
35 to 54 13.0
55 and over 2.0

Gender and age death rates: Drug-related suicide, 2005
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 0.9
Female 1.1

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.0
21 to 34 0.9
35 to 54 2.1
55 and over 0.7

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 98 87 35 14 13 4
Alcohol* 5 13 0 -- 0 0
Cocaine 31 23 -- -- -- 0
Marijuana 0 0 0 0 0 0
Stimulants -- -- -- 0 0 0
Club drugs -- 0 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens†† 0 0 0 0 0 0
Inhalants 0 -- 0 0 0 0
Antidepressants 12 11 0 7 6 --
Antipsychotics -- -- -- -- -- 0
Benzodiazepines 16 14 0 -- -- 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics -- -- 0 -- -- 0
Opiates/opioids 81 76 28 -- 5 --
– Heroin (specified) 13 11 6 0 0 0
– Methadone 31 36 14 0 -- 0
– All other opiates/opioids 43 35 8 -- 4 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 0 0 0
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 0 0 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations -- -- -- 0 -- --
Anticonvulsants 0 -- 0 0 0 0
Muscle relaxants -- -- 0 -- -- 0

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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