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Albuquerque, NM: Bernalillo County, NM


Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 202
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 36
Population 642,527
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 31.4
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 5.6

Deaths by manner of death, 2009
Suicide 15.1%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 5.0%
Accidental 79.4%
Natural 0.4%

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2009
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 28 130 158
Alcohol 1 70 71
Benzodiazepines 0 59 59
Cocaine 7 48 55
Antidepressants 0 44 44

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2009
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 42.7
Female 20.5

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 4.4
21 to 34 41.1
35 to 54 65.3
55 and over 16.6

Place of death, 2009
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 39
Home 120
Public place 6
Other 37
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 9
Home 22
Public place *
Other 4
Not documented 0

Drug-related deaths by drug category, 2008-2009
Drug category Drug-related Drug-related suicide
Deaths, 2008 Deaths, 2009 Single-drug deaths, 2009 Deaths, 2008 Deaths, 2009 Single-drug deaths, 2009
NOTES: Alcohol row includes alcohol in combination with other drugs (all ages) and alcohol alone in decedents under age 21. Club drugs row includes MDMA (Ecstasy), GHB, flunitrazepam (Rohypnol), and ketamine. Hallucinogens row includes PCP, LSD, and miscellaneous hallucinogens.
ALL DRUGS 201 202 49 31 36 9
Alcohol 72 71 * 7 7 0
Cocaine 59 55 7 * * 0
Marijuana * 0 0 0 0 0
Stimulants 14 22 5 0 * 0
Club drugs 0 * 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens 0 0 0 0 0 0
Inhalants 0 * * 0 0 0
Antidepressants 26 44 0 9 16 *
Antipsychotics 5 7 0 4 * *
Benzodiazepines 33 59 0 6 17 *
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 9 18 * 7 7 *
Opiates/opioids 172 158 28 20 21 *
– Heroin (specified) 46 38 14 * 0 0
– Methadone 32 16 7 6 * 0
– All other opiates/opioids 113 112 7 15 18 *
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 * 0 0 * 0
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 0 * 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations 4 13 * * 12 *
Anticonvulsants * 7 * * 7 0
Muscle relaxants 13 15 0 * 6 0

End Notes

1. Drug-related deaths exclude suicides.
2. All death rates are per 100,000 population.
3. An asterisk (*) signifies that a small number of deaths was suppressed to protect privacy.
SOURCE: Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, SAMHSA, Drug Abuse Warning Network, 2009.

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