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New Hampshire

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 166
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 34
Metro area population, 2007 1,315,828
Population covered by DAWN 1,315,828
Percent of population covered by DAWN 100%

State overview: Deaths and population by county, 2007
Counties Drug-related Drug-related suicide Population
Deaths Rate Deaths Rate
Total participating (10) 166 12.6 34 2.6 1,315,828
1. Belknap County 14 22.9 2 3.3 61,048
2. Carroll County 12 25.3 2 4.2 47,380
3. Cheshire County 6 7.7 1 1.3 77,725
4. Coos County 8 24.4 0 0.0 32,772
5. Grafton County 11 12.9 5 5.8 85,514
6. Hillsborough County 40 9.9 12 3.0 402,302
7. Merrimack County 24 16.2 3 2.0 148,274
8. Rockingham County 36 12.1 6 2.0 296,543
9. Strafford County 13 10.7 3 2.5 121,581
10. Sullivan County 2 4.7 0 0.0 42,689

Deaths by manner of death, 2007
Suicide 17.0%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 4.0%
Accidental 77.0%
Natural 2.0%

Place of death, 2007
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 51
Home 94
Public place 8
Other 13
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 8
Home 21
Public place --
Other --
Not documented 0

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2007
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 37 98 135
Alcohol 2 41 43
Cocaine 6 31 37
Benzodiazepines 0 30 30
Antidepressants 1 10 11

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2007
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 2 11 13
Benzodiazepines 0 12 12
Antidepressants 0 12 12
Alcohol 1 9 10
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 1 6 7

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2007
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 16.9
Female 8.4

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 3.7
21 to 34 21.4
35 to 54 18.7
55 and over 8.6

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related suicide, 2007
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 2.8
Female 2.4

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.3
21 to 34 2.8
35 to 54 4.5
55 and over 2.5

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 117 166 60 17 34 6
Alcohol* 32 43 -- 8 10 --
Cocaine 31 37 6 0 -- 0
Marijuana 0 -- -- 0 0 0
Stimulants -- -- 0 0 0 0
Club drugs 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens†† 0 0 0 0 0 0
Inhalants -- 0 0 0 0 0
Antidepressants 14 11 -- 9 12 0
Antipsychotics -- 4 -- -- -- 0
Benzodiazepines 26 30 0 7 12 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 4 4 0 5 7 --
Opiates/opioids 84 135 37 6 13 --
– Heroin (specified) 12 13 5 0 0 0
– Methadone 33 61 24 -- -- 0
– All other opiates/opioids 52 72 8 4 12 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 0 0 0
Salicylates/combinations 0 -- 0 -- -- --
Misc. analgesics/combinations -- 4 0 4 5 --
Anticonvulsants -- -- 0 0 0 0
Muscle relaxants 4 4 0 -- 4 0

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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