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Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA: Fulton County, GA

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 112
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 9
Population 960,009
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 11.7
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 0.9

Drug-related deaths by drug category, 2005-2006
Drug category Drug-related Drug-related suicide
Deaths, 2005 Deaths, 2006 Single-drug
deaths, 2006
Deaths, 2005 Deaths, 2006 Single-drug
deaths, 2006
* 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 76 112 53 9 9 --
Alcohol* 23 23 0 -- -- --
Cocaine 47 73 46 -- -- --
Marijuana -- 0 0 0 0 --
Stimulants 4 6 -- -- -- --
Club drugs -- 5 -- 0 0 --
Hallucinogens†† 0 -- 0 0 0 --
Inhalants 0 0 0 0 -- --
Antidepressants 7 16 0 6 -- --
Antipsychotics -- 5 0 -- -- --
Benzodiazepines 15 16 0 5 -- --
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics -- 7 0 0 -- --
Opiates/opioids 31 40 -- -- -- --
– Heroin (specified) -- 0 0 0 0 --
– Methadone 6 6 0 0 0 --
– All other opiates/opioids 28 36 -- -- -- --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 0 0 --
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 0 0 --
Misc. analgesics/combinations -- -- 0 -- -- --
Anticonvulsants 0 -- -- 0 0 --
Muscle relaxants -- 4 0 0 -- --

Deaths by manner of death, 2006
Suicide 7.4%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 1.7%
Accidental 85.1%
Natural 5.8%

Place of death, 2006
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 41
Home 52
Public place 7
Other 12
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 0
Home 8
Public place --
Other 0
Not documented 0

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2006
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 15.8
Female 7.6

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.0
21 to 34 8.9
35 to 54 25.9
55 and over 8.3

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2006
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Cocaine 46 27 73
Opiates/opioids 2 38 40
Alcohol 0 23 23
Benzodiazepines 0 16 16
Antidepressants 0 16 16

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, 2006 (08/2008 update).

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