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New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA: Richmond County, NY

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 65
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 2
Population 487,407
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 13.3
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 0.4

Deaths by manner of death, 2008
Suicide 3.0%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 13.4%
Accidental 68.7%
Natural 14.9%

Place of death, 2008
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 25
Home 34
Public place 4
Other --
Not documented 0

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

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2008
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 5 33 38
Cocaine 5 17 22
Benzodiazepines 1 21 22
Antidepressants 0 15 15
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 0 13 13

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2008
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 17.3
Female 9.6

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 3.0
21 to 34 15.7
35 to 54 25.9
55 and over 7.7

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 43 65 20 -- -- 0
Alcohol* 7 11 -- -- --  
Cocaine 23 22 5 -- --  
Marijuana -- -- 0 -- --  
Stimulants -- -- 0 -- --  
Club drugs 0 -- 0 -- --  
Hallucinogens†† -- -- -- -- --  
Inhalants 0 0 0 -- --  
Antidepressants 11 15 0 -- --  
Antipsychotics 8 6 -- -- --  
Benzodiazepines 16 22 -- -- --  
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 13 13 0 -- --  
Opiates/opioids 31 38 5 -- --  
– Heroin (specified) -- 13 -- -- --  
– Methadone 15 11 0 -- --  
– All other opiates/opioids 18 30 4 -- --  
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 -- --  
Salicylates/combinations -- -- 0 -- --  
Misc. analgesics/combinations -- -- 0 -- --  
Anticonvulsants -- 4 -- -- --  
Muscle relaxants -- -- 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, 2008 (08/2009 update).

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