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Albuquerque, NM

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 212
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 30
Metro area population, 2006 816,811
Population covered by DAWN 816,811
Percent of population covered by DAWN 100%

Metro area overview: Deaths and population by county, 2006
Metro area component Drug-related Drug-related suicide Population
Deaths Rate Deaths Rate
Total participating (4) 212 26.0 30 3.7 816,811
1. Bernalillo County, NM 182 29.6 21 3.4 615,099
2. Sandoval County, NM 9 7.9 3 2.6 113,772
3. Torrance County, NM 3 17.1 4 22.8 17,551
4. Valencia County, NM 18 25.6 2 2.8 70,389

Deaths by manner of death, 2006
Suicide 12.4%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 4.5%
Accidental 81.8%
Natural 1.2%

Place of death, 2006
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 25
Home 105
Public place 20
Other 62
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility --
Home 20
Public place --
Other 4
Not documented 0

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2006
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 31 124 155
Cocaine 15 62 77
Alcohol 0 69 69
Benzodiazepines 1 40 41
Antidepressants 1 23 24

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2006
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 3 12 15
Antidepressants 1 11 12
Benzodiazepines 0 9 9
Alcohol 0 8 8
Cocaine 0 5 5

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2006
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 35.1
Female 17.1

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 2.9
21 to 34 29.1
35 to 54 55.8
55 and over 15.4

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related suicide, 2006
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 3.7
Female 3.6

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.0
21 to 34 4.3
35 to 54 6.4
55 and over 4.4

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 167 212 56 20 30 5
Alcohol* 60 69 0 8 8 0
Cocaine 70 77 15 -- 5 0
Marijuana 5 5 0 0 0 0
Stimulants 15 18 5 -- 0 0
Club drugs 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens†† 0 0 0 0 0 0
Inhalants -- -- 0 0 0 0
Antidepressants 21 24 -- 5 12 --
Antipsychotics 4 7 0 -- 4 0
Benzodiazepines 27 41 -- 4 9 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 5 6 0 -- -- 0
Opiates/opioids 125 155 31 11 15 --
– Heroin (specified) 61 59 15 -- -- 0
– Methadone 23 32 4 -- -- 0
– All other opiates/opioids 52 74 12 9 11 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents -- 0 0 0 0 0
Salicylates/combinations 0 -- 0 -- 0 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations -- -- 0 0 -- 0
Anticonvulsants 4 13 0 -- -- 0
Muscle relaxants 6 6 0 -- -- 0

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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