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New Mexico

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 313
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 45
State population, 2005 1,925,985
Population covered by DAWN 1,925,985
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 (33) 313 16.3 45 2.3 1,925,985
1. Bernalillo County 142 23.5 18 3.0 603,783
2. Catron County 1 29.5 0 0.0 3,395
3. Chaves County 11 17.8 0 0.0 61,861
4. Cibola County 4 14.5 0 0.0 27,598
5. Colfax County 1 7.3 1 7.3 13,710
6. Curry County 2 4.4 0 0.0 45,677
7. DeBaca County 0 0.0 0 0.0 2,034
8. Doña Ana County 15 7.9 5 2.6 189,306
9. Eddy County 8 15.6 2 3.9 51,269
10. Grant County 2 6.8 1 3.4 29,609
11. Guadalupe County 0 0.0 0 0.0 4,380
12. Harding County 0 0.0 0 0.0 737
13. Hidalgo County 0 0.0 0 0.0 5,115
14. Lea County 5 8.8 1 1.8 56,650
15. Lincoln County 5 23.8 1 4.8 20,976
16. Los Alamos County 0 0.0 0 0.0 18,858
17. Luna County 1 3.8 0 0.0 26,632
18. McKinley County 12 16.7 2 2.8 71,839
19. Mora County 1 19.5 0 0.0 5,127
20. Otero County 8 12.7 2 3.2 63,128
21. Quay County 2 21.6 1 10.8 9,259
22. Rio Arriba County 17 41.8 2 4.9 40,633
23. Roosevelt County 4 22.0 0 0.0 18,205
24. San Juan County 9 7.2 2 1.6 125,820
25. San Miguel County 3 10.2 0 0.0 29,453
26. Sandoval County 10 9.3 1 0.9 107,146
27. Santa Fe County 21 14.9 2 1.4 140,801
28. Sierra County 4 31.3 2 15.7 12,777
29. Socorro County 2 11.0 0 0.0 18,194
30. Taos County 8 25.3 0 0.0 31,610
31. Torrance County 4 22.9 0 0.0 17,456
32. Union County 0 0.0 1 26.2 3,815
33. Valencia County 11 15.9 1 1.4 69,132

Deaths by manner of death, 2005
Suicide 12.6%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 5.0%
Natural/accidental 82.4%

Place of death, 2005
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 70
Home 147
Public place 31
Other 65
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 12
Home 25
Public place --
Other 5
Not documented 0

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2005
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 51 179 230
Cocaine 22 95 117
Alcohol 0 107 107
Benzodiazepines 1 55 56
Antidepressants 1 38 39

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2005
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 7 14 21
Alcohol 0 16 16
Antidepressants 2 13 15
Benzodiazepines 1 10 11
Muscle relaxants 2 5 7

Gender and age death rates: Drug-related, 2005
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 23.5
Female 9.2

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 1.5
21 to 34 19.2
35 to 54 38.3
55 and over 7.1

Gender and age death rates: Drug-related suicide, 2005
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 2.8
Female 1.8

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.3
21 to 34 2.2
35 to 54 4.9
55 and over 2.1

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 272 313 92 43 45 15
Alcohol* 89 107 0 15 16 0
Cocaine 98 117 22 -- 4 --
Marijuana 0 11 0 -- 0 0
Stimulants 21 35 13 -- -- 0
Club drugs 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens†† -- 0 0 0 0 0
Inhalants -- -- -- 0 -- --
Antidepressants 32 39 -- 19 15 --
Antipsychotics -- 6 0 -- 4 0
Benzodiazepines 26 56 -- 11 11 --
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 12 9 0 0 7 0
Opiates/opioids 201 230 51 22 21 7
– Heroin (specified) 73 100 29 -- -- --
– Methadone 46 38 6 -- -- 0
– All other opiates/opioids 105 107 16 18 18 6
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents -- -- 0 -- 0 0
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 -- -- 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations 8 7 -- -- 4 0
Anticonvulsants 9 10 0 -- -- 0
Muscle relaxants 14 14 0 6 7 --

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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