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


Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 197
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 28
Population 1,518,475
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 13.0
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 1.8

Deaths by manner of death, 2009
Suicide 12.4%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 1.3%
Accidental 78.7%
Natural 7.6%

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2009
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 42 107 149
Cocaine 16 37 53
Alcohol 1 48 49
Benzodiazepines 1 48 49
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 0 15 15

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2009
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 18.9
Female 7.2

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 2.8
21 to 34 22.6
35 to 54 23.2
55 and over 6.0

Place of death, 2009
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 67
Home 112
Public place 6
Other 12
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility *
Home 20
Public place *
Other 6
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 188 197 71 27 28 6
Alcohol 49 49 * 7 8 0
Cocaine 68 53 16 0 0 0
Marijuana * 5 * 0 0 0
Stimulants * * 0 0 0 0
Club drugs 0 * 0 0 * 0
Hallucinogens 0 * 0 0 0 0
Inhalants 0 * * 0 * *
Antidepressants 12 8 * 5 8 0
Antipsychotics 5 4 0 * * 0
Benzodiazepines 43 49 * 8 7 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 7 15 0 6 6 *
Opiates/opioids 155 149 42 15 15 *
– Heroin (specified) 45 50 13 0 0 0
– Methadone 36 28 8 * * 0
– All other opiates/opioids 81 92 21 14 15 *
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 0 0 0
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 0 0 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations 6 4 * 5 * 0
Anticonvulsants * 0 0 0 * 0
Muscle relaxants 6 9 0 * * 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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