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New Mexico

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 437
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 79
State population, 2008 1,984,356
Population covered by DAWN 1,984,356
Percent of population covered by DAWN 100%

State overview: Deaths and population by county, 2008
Counties Drug-related Drug-related suicide Population
Deaths Rate Deaths Rate
Total participating (33) 437 22.0 79 4.0 1,984,356
1. Bernalillo County 201 31.6 31 4.9 635,139
2. Catron County 0 0.0 0 0.0 3,405
3. Chaves County 11 17.4 1 1.6 63,060
4. Cibola County 5 18.3 0 0.0 27,285
5. Colfax County 4 30.9 1 7.7 12,962
6. Curry County 5 11.4 0 0.0 43,755
7. De Baca County 0 0.0 0 0.0 1,907
8. Doña Ana County 27 13.4 6 3.0 201,603
9. Eddy County 13 25.3 0 0.0 51,360
10. Grant County 9 30.2 5 16.8 29,844
11. Guadalupe County 3 69.0 0 0.0 4,346
12. Harding County 0 0.0 0 0.0 684
13. Hidalgo County 0 0.0 0 0.0 4,910
14. Lea County 14 23.7 0 0.0 59,155
15. Lincoln County 1 4.8 1 4.8 20,793
16. Los Alamos County 2 11.0 1 5.5 18,150
17. Luna County 0 0.0 1 3.7 27,227
18. McKinley County 10 14.1 2 2.8 70,724
19. Mora County 3 59.4 0 0.0 5,052
20. Otero County 8 12.7 5 8.0 62,776
21. Quay County 1 11.2 0 0.0 8,929
22. Rio Arriba County 25 61.4 1 2.5 40,692
23. Roosevelt County 0 0.0 1 5.3 18,889
24. San Juan County 14 11.4 3 2.4 122,500
25. San Miguel County 10 35.0 0 0.0 28,558
26. Sandoval County 12 9.8 3 2.5 122,298
27. Santa Fe County 27 18.8 12 8.3 143,937
28. Sierra County 3 24.1 1 8.0 12,437
29. Socorro County 4 22.0 0 0.0 18,180
30. Taos County 9 28.5 1 3.2 31,546
31. Torrance County 4 24.6 2 12.3 16,269
32. Union County 0 0.0 0 0.0 3,777
33. Valencia County 12 16.6 1 1.4 72,207

Deaths by manner of death, 2008
Suicide 15.3%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 5.0%
Accidental 79.5%
Natural 0.2%

Place of death, 2008
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 85
Home 260
Public place 28
Other 64
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 20
Home 55
Public place --
Other --
Not documented 0

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2008
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 71 283 354
Alcohol 1 142 143
Cocaine 34 89 123
Benzodiazepines 1 102 103
Antidepressants 1 68 69

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2008
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 5 35 40
Antidepressants 5 28 33
Benzodiazepines 0 26 26
Alcohol 0 25 25
Misc. analgesics/combinations 1 17 18

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2008
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 31.1
Female 13.1

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 2.2
21 to 34 32.4
35 to 54 46.8
55 and over 11.2

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related suicide, 2008
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 3.3
Female 4.7

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.3
21 to 34 5.0
35 to 54 8.0
55 and over 3.3

Drug-related deaths by drug category, 2007-2008
Drug category Drug-related Drug-related suicide
Deaths, 2007 Deaths, 2008 Single-drug deaths, 2008 Deaths, 2007 Deaths, 2008 Single-drug deaths, 2008
* 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 414 437 125 63 79 23
Alcohol* 160 143 -- 15 25 0
Cocaine 133 123 34 -- -- 0
Marijuana 19 -- 0 -- 0 0
Stimulants 50 29 11 -- -- 0
Club drugs -- -- 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens†† 0 0 0 0 0 0
Inhalants -- -- 0 0 -- 0
Antidepressants 73 69 -- 35 33 5
Antipsychotics 12 19 0 10 8 --
Benzodiazepines 103 103 -- 20 26 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 46 27 -- 7 13 --
Opiates/opioids 315 354 71 33 40 5
– Heroin (specified) 39 74 24 -- -- --
– Methadone 69 57 7 -- 7 --
– All other opiates/opioids 241 258 40 30 35 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 5 0 0 -- 0 0
Salicylates/combinations -- 0 0 -- 0 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations 38 18 -- 13 18 --
Anticonvulsants -- 8 0 4 -- 0
Muscle relaxants 27 28 0 7 9 --

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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