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Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD: Philadelphia County, PA

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 606
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 13
Population 1,448,394
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 41.8
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 462 606 42 22 13 0
Alcohol* 116 187 0 -- 4  
Cocaine 301 405 31 -- --  
Marijuana 0 -- 0 0 0  
Stimulants 14 15 0 0 --  
Club drugs 4 6 0 0 --  
Hallucinogens†† 15 31 0 0 0  
Inhalants 0 0 0 -- 0  
Antidepressants 125 150 0 13 --  
Antipsychotics 50 45 0 -- --  
Benzodiazepines 91 180 -- 8 5  
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 74 150 0 8 5  
Opiates/opioids 298 459 7 11 9  
– Heroin (specified) 98 144 0 -- 0  
– Methadone 89 107 0 -- 0  
– All other opiates/opioids 252 429 7 10 9  
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 76 92 0 -- --  
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 0 0  
Misc. analgesics/combinations 14 21 0 -- 4  
Anticonvulsants 45 45 0 4 0  
Muscle relaxants 27 31 0 -- --  

Deaths by manner of death, 2006
Suicide 2.1%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 2.9%
Accidental 94.8%
Natural 0.2%

Place of death, 2006
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 215
Home 285
Public place 36
Other 67
Not documented --

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 5
Home 8
Public place 0
Other 0
Not documented 0

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2006
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 71.0
Female 16.2

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 3.4
21 to 34 59.2
35 to 54 91.9
55 and over 18.4

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2006
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 7 452 459
Cocaine 31 374 405
Alcohol 0 187 187
Benzodiazepines 2 178 180
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 0 150 150

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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