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Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD: Delaware County, PA

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 82
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 24
Population 554,399
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 14.8
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 4.3

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 136 82 12 12 24 --
Alcohol* 42 28 0 8 14 --
Cocaine 69 39 -- -- -- --
Marijuana 9 -- 0 0 0 --
Stimulants 4 -- -- 0 0 --
Club drugs 0 -- 0 0 0 --
Hallucinogens†† 6 4 0 0 0 --
Inhalants -- 0 0 -- -- --
Antidepressants 25 19 0 5 10 --
Antipsychotics -- -- 0 -- -- --
Benzodiazepines 47 35 -- 0 11 --
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 13 5 0 -- 4 --
– Opiates/opioids 101 63 6 6 10 --
– Heroin (specified) 34 13 -- 0 0 --
– Methadone 15 22 -- 0 -- --
All other opiates/opioids 80 38 -- 6 10 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 -- 0 0 -- --
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 0 0 --
Misc. analgesics/combinations 8 6 0 -- 9 --
Anticonvulsants -- -- 0 0 5 --
Muscle relaxants 4 0 0 0 0 --

Deaths by manner of death, 2007
Suicide 22.6%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 10.4%
Accidental 67.0%
Natural 0.0%

Place of death, 2007
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 17
Home 47
Public place 5
Other 13
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 4
Home 17
Public place 0
Other --
Not documented 0

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2007
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 22.8
Female 7.3

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 2.5
21 to 34 27.9
35 to 54 26.6
55 and over 7.1

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2007
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 6 57 63
Cocaine 3 36 39
Benzodiazepines 1 34 35
Alcohol 0 28 28
Antidepressants 0 19 19

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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