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New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 1,101
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 79
Metro area population, 2006 18,818,536
Population covered by DAWN 11,103,957
Percent of population covered by DAWN 59%

Metro area overview: Deaths and population by county, 2006
Metro area component Drug-related Drug-related suicide Population
Deaths Rate Deaths Rate
* Area did not participate in DAWN this year.
Total participating (10) 1,101 9.9 79 0.7 11,103,957
1. Bergen County, NJ*         904,037
2. Essex County, NJ*         786,147
3. Hudson County, NJ*         601,146
4. Hunterdon County, NJ*         130,783
5. Middlesex County, NJ*         786,971
6. Monmouth County, NJ*         635,285
7. Morris County, NJ 46 9.3 8 1.6 493,160
8. Ocean County, NJ*         562,335
9. Passaic County, NJ*         497,093
10. Somerset County, NJ*         324,186
11. Sussex County, NJ*         153,384
12. Union County, NJ 60 11.3 3 0.6 531,088
13. Bronx County, NY 220 16.2 11 0.8 1,361,473
14. Kings County, NY 192 7.7 10 0.4 2,508,820
15. Nassau County, NY*         1,325,662
16. New York County, NY 218 13.5 11 0.7 1,611,581
17. Putnam County, NY 10 9.9 7 7.0 100,603
18. Queens County, NY 128 5.7 8 0.4 2,255,175
19. Richmond County, NY 45 9.4 3 0.6 477,377
20. Rockland County, NY 13 4.4 3 1.0 294,965
21. Suffolk County, NY 169 11.5 15 1.0 1,469,715
22. Westchester County, NY*         949,355
23. Pike County, PA*         58,195

Deaths by manner of death, 2006
Suicide 6.7%
Homicide 0.3%
Could not be determined 3.7%
Accidental 83.2%
Natural 6.1%

Place of death, 2006
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 318
Home 623
Public place 36
Other 103
Not documented 21

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 12
Home 57
Public place 4
Other 5
Not documented --

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2006
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 65 714 779
Cocaine 153 396 549
Alcohol 0 298 298
Benzodiazepines 3 266 269
Antidepressants 0 186 186

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2006
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Antidepressants 2 31 33
Opiates/opioids 4 26 30
Benzodiazepines 0 26 26
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 0 23 23
Miscellaneous analgesics/combinations 0 18 18

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2006
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 15.6
Female 4.7

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 1.0
21 to 34 9.3
35 to 54 22.0
55 and over 5.0

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related suicide, 2006
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 0.9
Female 0.6

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.0
21 to 34 0.7
35 to 54 1.3
55 and over 0.8

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 963 1,101 226 78 79 14
Alcohol* 314 298 0 22 18 0
Cocaine 498 549 153 9 12 --
Marijuana 26 43 0 -- -- 0
Stimulants 7 14 0 0 0 0
Club drugs 6 8 -- -- 0 0
Hallucinogens†† 5 8 0 0 0 0
Inhalants 25 -- -- -- -- --
Antidepressants 216 186 0 34 33 --
Antipsychotics 81 82 -- 14 16 --
Benzodiazepines 207 269 -- 24 26 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 156 151 0 22 23 0
Opiates/opioids 674 779 65 32 30 4
– Heroin (specified) 91 97 13 0 -- 0
– Methadone 269 293 33 4 7 --
– All other opiates/opioids 456 542 19 30 24 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 5 -- 0 -- -- 0
Salicylates/combinations 8 5 0 -- -- 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations 82 107 -- 20 18 0
Anticonvulsants 21 18 0 -- 5 0
Muscle relaxants 29 34 0 7 -- 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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