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

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 140
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 19
Population 2,270,338
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 6.2
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 0.8

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 128 140 45 8 19 5
Alcohol* 31 42 0 -- -- 0
Cocaine 51 70 24 0 -- 0
Marijuana 7 -- -- -- 0 0
Stimulants -- -- 0 0 -- --
Club drugs 0 -- 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens†† 0 -- -- 0 -- 0
Inhalants 0 -- -- -- 0 0
Antidepressants 25 22 -- -- 7 --
Antipsychotics 17 11 0 -- -- 0
Benzodiazepines 45 31 0 -- 6 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 31 18 0 -- 8 --
– Opiates/opioids 91 83 13 -- 5 0
– Heroin (specified) 7 27 9 0 0 0
– Methadone 40 27 -- -- 0 0
All other opiates/opioids 59 43 -- -- 5 0
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents -- 0 0 0 0 0
Salicylates/combinations -- -- -- 0 -- 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations 16 7 0 4 4 --
Anticonvulsants -- 4 0 -- 0 0
Muscle relaxants 5 -- 0 0 0 0

Deaths by manner of death, 2007
Suicide 11.9%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 1.9%
Accidental 84.9%
Natural 1.3%

Place of death, 2007
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 39
Home 80
Public place 7
Other 14
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 6
Home 11
Public place --
Other --
Not documented 0

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2007
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 9.4
Female 3.1

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.7
21 to 34 5.1
35 to 54 11.4
55 and over 5.7

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2007
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 13 70 83
Cocaine 24 46 70
Alcohol 0 42 42
Benzodiazepines 0 31 31
Antidepressants 1 21 22

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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