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New Mexico


Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 344
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 77
State population, 2010 2,009,963
Population covered by DAWN 2,009,963
Percent of population covered by DAWN 100%

State overview: Deaths and population by county, 2010
County Drug-related Drug-related suicide Population
Deaths Rate Deaths Rate
Total participating (33) 344 17.1 77 3.8 2,009,963
1. Bernalillo County 147 22.9 31 4.8 642,609
2. Catron County 0 0.0 0 0.0 3,445
3. Chaves County 7 11.0 0 0.0 63,628
4. Cibola County 3 11.1 0 0.0 27,040
5. Colfax County 4 31.4 1 7.8 12,742
6. Curry County 3 6.8 2 4.5 44,416
7. De Baca County 0 0.0 0 0.0 1,820
8. Doña Ana County 26 12.6 8 3.9 206,429
9. Eddy County 15 28.5 0 0.0 52,716
10. Grant County 2 6.7 4 13.4 29,905
11. Guadalupe County 1 23.6 0 0.0 4,243
12. Harding County 0 0.0 0 0.0 664
13. Hidalgo County 0 0.0 0 0.0 5,058
14. Lea County 7 11.6 1 1.7 60,246
15. Lincoln County 3 14.3 1 4.8 21,018
16. Los Alamos County 2 11.1 0 0.0 18,079
17. Luna County 2 7.4 1 3.7 27,040
18. McKinley County 6 8.5 2 2.8 70,517
19. Mora County 3 60.8 1 20.3 4,935
20. Otero County 10 15.8 3 4.7 63,213
21. Quay County 3 33.6 2 22.4 8,918
22. Rio Arriba County 12 29.5 1 2.5 40,682
23. Roosevelt County 4 21.3 1 5.3 18,820
24. San Juan County 12 9.7 6 4.8 124,157
25. San Miguel County 5 17.6 2 7.1 28,329
26. Sandoval County 12 9.5 1 0.8 126,018
27. Santa Fe County 25 16.9 3 2.0 147,552
28. Sierra County 6 46.6 1 7.8 12,887
29. Socorro County 2 11.1 2 11.1 18,093
30. Taos County 7 22.2 0 0.0 31,516
31. Torrance County 1 6.1 1 6.1 16,480
32. Union County 0 0.0 0 0.0 3,819
33. Valencia County 14 19.2 2 2.7 72,929

Deaths by manner of death, 2010
Suicide 18.3%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 3.3%
Accidental 78.4%
Natural 0.0%

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2010
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 42 218 260
Benzodiazepines 0 102 102
Alcohol 2 83 85
Antidepressants 2 80 82
Cocaine 21 50 71

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2010
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 4 41 45
Antidepressants 0 37 37
Benzodiazepines 0 31 31
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 1 14 15
Misc. analgesics/combinations 2 13 15

Death rates by sex and age: Drug-related, 2010
Sex Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 20.8
Female 13.5

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 2.2
21 to 34 23.6
35 to 54 33.8
55 and over 12.5

Death rates by sex and age: Drug-related suicide, 2010
Sex Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 3.0
Female 4.6

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 *
21 to 34 4.6
35 to 54 6.3
55 and over 4.8

Place of death, 2010
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 71
Home 228
Public place 6
Other 39
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 14
Home 53
Public place *
Other 7
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 446 344 88 63 77 16
Alcohol 148 85 * 13 13 0
Cocaine 102 71 21 * * 0
Marijuana * * 0 0 0 0
Stimulants 54 39 16 5 0 0
Club drugs * 0 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens 0 0 0 0 0 0
Inhalants 4 * * * 0 0
Antidepressants 110 82 * 27 37 0
Antipsychotics 22 26 0 * 13 *
Benzodiazepines 141 102 0 28 31 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 46 32 0 12 15 *
Opiates/opioids 350 260 42 38 45 4
– Heroin (specified) 71 27 6 0 * *
– Methadone 41 38 12 5 * 0
– All other opiates/opioids 261 220 24 34 43 *
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 4 * 0 * * *
Salicylates/combinations 0 * 0 * 4 4
Misc. analgesics/combinations 31 35 * 19 15 *
Anticonvulsants 26 14 0 8 5 0
Muscle relaxants 48 38 0 11 8 *

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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