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New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA: Jefferson Parish, LA


Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 77
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 7
Population 443,347
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 17.4
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 1.6

Deaths by manner of death, 2010
Suicide 8.3%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 2.4%
Accidental 88.1%
Natural 1.2%

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2010
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 3 61 64
Benzodiazepines 0 29 29
Alcohol 0 23 23
Cocaine 4 19 23
Misc. analgesics/combinations 0 19 19

Death rates by sex and age: Drug-related, 2010
Sex Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 24.8
Female 10.4

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 *
21 to 34 25.8
35 to 54 27.5
55 and over 17.2

Place of death, 2010
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 14
Home 44
Public place 0
Other 19
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 0
Home 6
Public place 0
Other *
Not documented 0

Drug-related deaths by drug category, 2009-2010
Drug category Drug-related Drug-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 78 77 7 * 7 *
Alcohol 19 23 0 * * *
Cocaine 23 23 4 * 0 *
Marijuana 19 9 0 * 0 *
Stimulants 9 * 0 * 0 *
Club drugs * 0 0 * 0 *
Hallucinogens 0 0 0 * 0 *
Inhalants 0 * 0 * 0 *
Antidepressants 12 13 0 * 0 *
Antipsychotics 0 * 0 * 0 *
Benzodiazepines 35 29 0 * * *
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 10 9 0 * 5 *
Opiates/opioids 68 64 * * 4 *
– Heroin (specified) 17 23 * * 0 *
– Methadone 16 5 0 * 0 *
– All other opiates/opioids 58 50 * * 4 *
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents * 0 0 * 0 *
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 * * *
Misc. analgesics/combinations 13 19 0 * * *
Anticonvulsants 5 4 0 * 0 *
Muscle relaxants 16 13 0 * 4 *

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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