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Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 180
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 22
Metro area population, 2007 5,278,904
Population covered by DAWN 2,195,477
Percent of population covered by DAWN 42%

Metro area overview: Deaths and population by county, 2007
Metro area component Drug-related Drug-related suicide Population
Deaths Rate Deaths Rate
* Area did not participate in DAWN this year.
Total participating (7) 180 8.2 22 1.0 2,195,477
1. Barrow County, GA*         67,139
2. Bartow County, GA*         92,834
3. Butts County, GA*         23,759
4. Carroll County, GA 20 17.9 1 0.9 111,954
5. Cherokee County, GA 7 3.4 1 0.5 204,363
6. Clayton County, GA*         272,217
7. Cobb County, GA*         691,905
8. Coweta County, GA*         118,936
9. Dawson County, GA*         21,484
10. DeKalb County, GA*         737,093
11. Douglas County, GA*         124,495
12. Fayette County, GA*         106,144
13. Forsyth County, GA*         158,914
14. Fulton County, GA 102 10.3 6 0.6 992,137
15. Gwinnett County, GA 35 4.5 11 1.4 776,380
16. Haralson County, GA*         28,718
17. Heard County, GA 3 26.3 1 8.8 11,387
18. Henry County, GA*         186,037
19. Jasper County, GA*         13,660
20. Lamar County, GA*         16,961
21. Meriwether County, GA*         22,748
22. Newton County, GA*         96,019
23. Paulding County, GA*         127,906
24. Pickens County, GA*         30,488
25. Pike County, GA 1 5.8 0 0.0 17,204
26. Rockdale County, GA 12 14.6 2 2.4 82,052
27. Spalding County, GA*         62,826
28. Walton County, GA*         83,144

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, 2007 (08/2008 update).

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