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

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 169
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 15
Population 1,469,715
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 11.5
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 1.0

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 141 169 56 21 15 5
Alcohol* 36 43 0 5 -- 0
Cocaine 45 84 25 -- -- --
Marijuana -- -- 0 0 0 0
Stimulants -- -- 0 0 0 0
Club drugs -- 0 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens†† 0 0 0 0 0 0
Inhalants 0 -- -- 0 0 0
Antidepressants 14 11 0 8 -- 0
Antipsychotics -- 0 0 -- 0 0
Benzodiazepines 27 32 -- 6 4 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 14 10 0 6 6 0
Opiates/opioids 101 126 28 10 7 --
– Heroin (specified) 45 41 11 0 0 0
– Methadone 22 28 9 -- -- --
– All other opiates/opioids 46 70 8 9 5 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 0 0 0
Salicylates/combinations -- 0 0 0 0 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations 9 8 -- 7 4 0
Anticonvulsants -- 0 0 0 -- 0
Muscle relaxants 9 13 0 5 0 0

Deaths by manner of death, 2006
Suicide 8.2%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 1.1%
Accidental 84.8%
Natural 6.0%

Place of death, 2006
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 16
Home 126
Public place 6
Other 21
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 4
Home 8
Public place 0
Other --
Not documented 0

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2006
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 18.2
Female 5.0

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 2.1
21 to 34 17.4
35 to 54 22.9
55 and over 4.0

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2006
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 28 98 126
Cocaine 25 59 84
Alcohol 0 43 43
Benzodiazepines 1 31 32
Muscle relaxants 0 13 13

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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