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New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA


Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 108
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 9
Metro area population, 2008 1,134,029
Population covered by DAWN 555,998
Percent of population covered by DAWN 49%

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 (4) 108 19.4 9 1.6 555,998
1. Jefferson Parish, LA 90 20.6 6 1.4 436,181
2. Orleans Parish, LA*         311,853
3. Plaquemines Parish, LA 9 42.3 2 9.4 21,276
4. St. Bernard Parish, LA*         37,722
5. St. Charles Parish, LA 6 11.6 1 1.9 51,547
6. St. John the Baptist Parish, LA 3 6.4 0 0.0 46,994
7. St. Tammany Parish, LA*         228,456

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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