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

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 160
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 28
Population 1,620,867
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 9.9
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 1.7

Drug-related deaths by drug category, 2006-2007
Drug category Drug-related Drug-related suicide
Deaths, 2006 Deaths, 2007 Single-drug
deaths, 2007
Deaths, 2006 Deaths, 2007 Single-drug
deaths, 2007
* 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 218 160 70 11 28 12
Alcohol* 58 32 0 5 -- 0
Cocaine 112 79 35 -- 0 0
Marijuana 7 -- 0 0 0 0
Stimulants 5 6 -- 0 0 0
Club drugs 4 -- -- 0 0 0
Hallucinogens†† -- -- -- 0 0 0
Inhalants 0 0 0 0 4 --
Antidepressants 42 12 0 6 8 --
Antipsychotics 17 6 0 -- -- --
Benzodiazepines 55 33 -- 4 8 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 36 15 4 -- 12 --
– Opiates/opioids 151 85 23 7 7 0
– Heroin (specified) 19 33 10 -- 0 0
– Methadone 69 33 6 0 0 0
All other opiates/opioids 101 35 7 7 7 0
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 0 0 0
Salicylates/combinations -- -- 0 0 0 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations 30 4 -- 4 5 --
Anticonvulsants 0 -- -- 0 0 0
Muscle relaxants 4 -- 0 -- 0 0

Deaths by manner of death, 2007
Suicide 14.9%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 1.6%
Accidental 79.8%
Natural 3.7%

Place of death, 2007
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 64
Home 75
Public place 13
Other 8
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 4
Home 23
Public place 0
Other --
Not documented 0

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2007
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 16.5
Female 3.8

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.0
21 to 34 8.0
35 to 54 16.7
55 and over 10.5

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2007
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 23 62 85
Cocaine 35 44 79
Benzodiazepines 1 32 33
Alcohol 0 32 32
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 4 11 15

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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