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

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 192
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 10
Population 2,508,820
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 7.7
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 0.4

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 188 192 31 5 10 --
Alcohol* 56 41 0 -- -- --
Cocaine 105 100 27 0 -- --
Marijuana 4 9 0 0 0 --
Stimulants 0 -- 0 0 0 --
Club drugs 0 -- 0 0 0 --
Hallucinogens†† -- -- 0 0 0 --
Inhalants 9 0 0 0 0 --
Antidepressants 56 40 0 4 6 --
Antipsychotics 20 17 0 -- 4 --
Benzodiazepines 36 47 0 -- -- --
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 33 29 0 -- -- --
Opiates/opioids 131 136 4 -- -- --
– Heroin (specified) -- 0 0 0 0 --
– Methadone 63 55 -- -- 0 --
– All other opiates/opioids 99 107 -- -- -- --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents -- -- 0 0 0 --
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 0 0 --
Misc. analgesics/combinations 12 18 0 -- -- --
Anticonvulsants 6 7 0 0 -- --
Muscle relaxants -- 5 0 0 -- --

Deaths by manner of death, 2006
Suicide 5.0%
Homicide 0.5%
Could not be determined 4.5%
Accidental 84.7%
Natural 5.4%

Place of death, 2006
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 69
Home 98
Public place 5
Other 16
Not documented 4

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 0
Home 10
Public place 0
Other 0
Not documented 0

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2006
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 12.8
Female 3.0

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.5
21 to 34 6.0
35 to 54 18.3
55 and over 4.9

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2006
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 4 132 136
Cocaine 27 73 100
Benzodiazepines 0 47 47
Alcohol 0 41 41
Antidepressants 0 40 40

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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