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Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 739
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 122
Metro area population, 2010 4,364,177
Population covered by DAWN 4,023,096
Percent of population covered by DAWN 92%

Metro area overview: Deaths and population by county, 2010
County Drug-related Drug-related suicide Population
Deaths Rate Deaths Rate
Area did not participate in DAWN this year.
Total participating (1) 739 18.4 122 3.0 4,023,096
1. Maricopa County, AZ 739 18.4 122 3.0 4,023,096
2. Pinal County, AZ - - - - 341,081

Deaths by manner of death, 2010
Suicide 14.2%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 8.8%
Accidental 71.8%
Natural 5.2%

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2010
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 96 381 477
Alcohol 8 241 249
Benzodiazepines 1 213 214
Stimulants 67 86 153
Antidepressants 4 125 129

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2010
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 7 45 52
Alcohol 1 48 49
Benzodiazepines 1 38 39
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 5 26 31
Antidepressants 7 20 27

Death rates by sex and age: Drug-related, 2010
Sex Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 22.7
Female 14.0

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 3.3
21 to 34 18.8
35 to 54 34.3
55 and over 19.7

Death rates by sex and age: Drug-related suicide, 2010
Sex Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 3.1
Female 3.0

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.6
21 to 34 3.4
35 to 54 5.1
55 and over 3.6

Place of death, 2010
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 275
Home 354
Public place 32
Other 76
Not documented *

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 33
Home 71
Public place 7
Other 11
Not documented 0

Drug-related deaths by drug category, 2009-2010
Drug category Drug-relatedDrug-related suicide
Deaths, 2009 Deaths, 2010 Single-drug deaths, 2010 Deaths, 2009 Deaths, 2010 Single-drug deaths, 2010
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 733 739 242 119 122 36
Alcohol 242 249 8 43 49 *
Cocaine 112 89 26 6 4 0
Marijuana 4 6 0 0 0 0
Stimulants 164 153 67 15 12 4
Club drugs 8 9 0 * * 0
Hallucinogens * 4 * * * 0
Inhalants 6 7 * 8 11 7
Antidepressants 125 129 4 43 27 7
Antipsychotics 26 40 * 11 9 0
Benzodiazepines 175 214 * 36 39 *
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 91 79 * 27 31 5
Opiates/opioids 467 477 96 47 52 7
– Heroin (specified) 70 80 29 * * *
– Methadone 108 95 24 6 6 *
– All other opiates/opioids 346 346 43 42 47 4
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 0 0 0
Salicylates/combinations 0 * 0 * * 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations 26 34 7 10 10 *
Anticonvulsants 10 7 0 4 * 0
Muscle relaxants 52 59 * 13 11 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.
4. A dash (-) represents a blank cell.
SOURCE: Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, SAMHSA, Drug Abuse Warning Network, 2010.

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