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Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA


Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 204
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 37
Metro area population, 2008 5,376,285
Population covered by DAWN 2,240,915
Percent of population covered by DAWN 42%

Metro area overview: Deaths and population by county, 2008
Counties Drug-related Drug-related suicide Population
Deaths Rate Deaths Rate
* Area did not participate in DAWN this year.
Total participating (7) 204 9.1 37 1.7 2,240,915
1. Barrow County, GA*         70,073
2. Bartow County, GA*         94,913
3. Butts County, GA*         24,423
4. Carroll County, GA 30 26.4 2 1.8 113,688
5. Cherokee County, GA 11 5.2 0 0.0 210,529
6. Clayton County, GA*         273,718
7. Cobb County, GA*         698,158
8. Coweta County, GA*         122,924
9. Dawson County, GA*         22,006
10. DeKalb County, GA*         739,956
11. Douglas County, GA*         127,932
12. Fayette County, GA*         106,465
13. Forsyth County, GA*         168,060
14. Fulton County, GA 122 12.0 18 1.8 1,014,932
15. Gwinnett County, GA 33 4.2 15 1.9 789,499
16. Haralson County, GA*         28,979
17. Heard County, GA 2 17.4 0 0.0 11,476
18. Henry County, GA*         191,502
19. Jasper County, GA*         13,842
20. Lamar County, GA*         17,000
21. Meriwether County, GA*         22,840
22. Newton County, GA*         98,542
23. Paulding County, GA*         133,135
24. Pickens County, GA*         31,176
25. Pike County, GA 0 0.0 0 0.0 17,569
26. Rockdale County, GA 6 7.2 2 2.4 83,222
27. Spalding County, GA*         63,913
28. Walton County, GA*         85,813

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, 2008 (08/2009 update).

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