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Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA: Providence County, RI

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 126
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 23
Population 626,150
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 20.1
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 3.7

Deaths by manner of death, 2008
Suicide 15.4%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 4.0%
Accidental 77.9%
Natural 2.7%

Place of death, 2008
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 60
Home 53
Public place 6
Other 7
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 8
Home 13
Public place 0
Other --
Not documented 0

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2008
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 23 59 82
Cocaine 10 24 34
Alcohol 1 30 31
Antidepressants 0 27 27
Benzodiazepines 0 18 18

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2008
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 29.7
Female 11.1

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 1.1
21 to 34 25.0
35 to 54 34.5
55 and over 21.4

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   126 47   23 4
Alcohol*   31 --   9 0
Cocaine   34 10   4 --
Marijuana   -- 0   0 0
Stimulants   0 0   0 0
Club drugs   0 0   0 0
Hallucinogens††   0 0   0 0
Inhalants   0 0   -- --
Antidepressants   27 0   12 0
Antipsychotics   7 --   5 0
Benzodiazepines   18 0   5 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics   6 0   5 0
Opiates/opioids   82 23   -- 0
– Heroin (specified)   9 4   0 0
– Methadone   16 4   0 0
– All other opiates/opioids   61 15   -- 0
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents   0 0   0 0
Salicylates/combinations   -- 0   0 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations   4 0   -- --
Anticonvulsants   5 0   -- 0
Muscle relaxants   6 0   0 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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