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

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 183
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 23
Population 1,453,229
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 12.6
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 1.6

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 169 183 56 15 23 9
Alcohol* 43 39 0 -- -- 0
Cocaine 84 67 19 -- -- 0
Marijuana -- -- 0 0 0 0
Stimulants -- -- 0 0 0 0
Club drugs 0 -- 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens†† 0 0 0 0 0 0
Inhalants -- 0 0 0 0 0
Antidepressants 11 13 0 -- -- --
Antipsychotics 0 -- 0 0 -- --
Benzodiazepines 32 42 -- 4 6 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 10 12 0 6 8 --
– Opiates/opioids 126 145 35 7 13 --
– Heroin (specified) 41 35 13 0 0 0
– Methadone 28 38 13 -- 0 0
All other opiates/opioids 70 91 9 5 13 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 0 0 0
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 0 0 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations 8 12 0 4 5 0
Anticonvulsants 0 -- 0 -- 0 0
Muscle relaxants 13 13 -- 0 4 --

Deaths by manner of death, 2007
Suicide 11.2%
Homicide 0.5%
Could not be determined 1.5%
Accidental 85.4%
Natural 1.5%

Place of death, 2007
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 39
Home 119
Public place 8
Other 17
Not documented 0

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

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2007
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 18.6
Female 6.8

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 1.0
21 to 34 23.1
35 to 54 24.5
55 and over 4.5

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2007
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 35 110 145
Cocaine 19 48 67
Benzodiazepines 1 41 42
Alcohol 0 39 39
Muscle relaxants 1 12 13

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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