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

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 60
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 3
Population 531,088
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 11.3
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 0.6

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 45 60 8 5 -- --
Alcohol* 23 30 0 -- -- --
Cocaine 26 31 5 -- -- --
Marijuana 0 0 0 0 -- --
Stimulants 0 0 0 0 -- --
Club drugs 0 0 0 0 -- --
Hallucinogens†† 0 0 0 0 -- --
Inhalants 0 0 0 0 -- --
Antidepressants -- 4 0 -- -- --
Antipsychotics 0 0 0 0 -- --
Benzodiazepines 9 6 0 -- -- --
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics -- -- 0 -- -- --
Opiates/opioids 30 42 -- 0 -- --
– Heroin (specified) 5 4 0 0 -- --
– Methadone 6 8 -- 0 -- --
– All other opiates/opioids 23 36 -- 0 -- --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 0 -- --
Salicylates/combinations 0 -- 0 0 -- --
Misc. analgesics/combinations 6 11 0 -- -- --
Anticonvulsants -- -- 0 0 -- --
Muscle relaxants -- 0 0 0 -- --

Deaths by manner of death, 2006
Suicide 4.8%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 9.5%
Accidental 73.0%
Natural 12.7%

Place of death, 2006
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 11
Home 42
Public place --
Other 5
Not documented 0

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

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2006
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 19.8
Female 3.3

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.7
21 to 34 12.5
35 to 54 26.5
55 and over 3.2

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2006
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 3 39 42
Cocaine 5 26 31
Alcohol 0 30 30
Miscellaneous analgesics/combinations 0 11 11
Benzodiazepines 0 6 6

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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