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Albuquerque, NM


Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 229
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 37
Metro area population, 2008 845,913
Population covered by DAWN 845,913
Percent of population covered by DAWN 100%

Metro area overview: Deaths and population by county, 2008
Counties Drug-related Drug-related suicide Population
Deaths Rate Deaths Rate
Total participating (4) 229 27.1 37 4.4 845,913
1. Bernalillo County, NM 201 31.6 31 4.9 635,139
2. Sandoval County, NM 12 9.8 3 2.5 122,298
3. Torrance County, NM 4 24.6 2 12.3 16,269
4. Valencia County, NM 12 16.6 1 1.4 72,207

Deaths by manner of death, 2008
Suicide 13.9%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 4.9%
Accidental 81.2%
Natural 0.0%

Place of death, 2008
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 36
Home 133
Public place 19
Other 41
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 10
Home 25
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 45 150 195
Alcohol 1 78 79
Cocaine 16 48 64
Benzodiazepines 0 40 40
Antidepressants 0 33 33

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2008
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 4 19 23
Antidepressants 0 11 11
Alcohol 0 9 9
Benzodiazepines 0 8 8
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 3 4 7

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2008
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 39.9
Female 14.4

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 3.7
21 to 34 37.6
35 to 54 55.2
55 and over 14.1

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related suicide, 2008
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 4.3
Female 4.4

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.8
21 to 34 4.8
35 to 54 8.1
55 and over 4.0

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 215 229 69 31 37 12
Alcohol* 78 79 -- 7 9 0
Cocaine 68 64 16 -- -- 0
Marijuana 10 -- 0 0 0 0
Stimulants 24 15 6 -- 0 0
Club drugs -- 0 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens†† 0 0 0 0 0 0
Inhalants -- 0 0 0 0 0
Antidepressants 34 33 0 19 11 0
Antipsychotics 7 7 0 5 5 --
Benzodiazepines 48 40 0 12 8 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 25 12 0 6 7 --
Opiates/opioids 174 195 45 14 23 4
– Heroin (specified) 27 49 15 -- -- --
– Methadone 33 34 7 0 6 --
– All other opiates/opioids 136 132 23 13 18 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents -- 0 0 0 0 0
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 -- 0 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations 21 7 0 5 7 0
Anticonvulsants -- -- 0 -- -- 0
Muscle relaxants 16 14 0 -- 4 --

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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