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Albuquerque, NM


Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 174
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 35
Metro area population, 2010 858,036
Population covered by DAWN 858,036
Percent of population covered by DAWN 100%

Metro area overview: Deaths and population by county, 2010
County Drug-related Drug-related suicide Population
Deaths Rate Deaths Rate
Total participating (4) 174 20.3 35 4.1 858,036
1. Bernalillo County, NM 147 22.9 31 4.8 642,609
2. Sandoval County, NM 12 9.5 1 0.8 126,018
3. Torrance County, NM 1 6.1 1 6.1 16,480
4. Valencia County, NM 14 19.2 2 2.7 72,929

Deaths by manner of death, 2010
Suicide 16.7%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 3.3%
Accidental 79.9%
Natural 0.0%

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2010
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 20 110 130
Benzodiazepines 0 54 54
Alcohol 0 46 46
Cocaine 12 31 43
Antidepressants 0 36 36

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2010
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Antidepressants 0 19 19
Opiates/opioids 2 16 18
Benzodiazepines 0 10 10
Antipsychotics 2 7 9
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 1 6 7

Death rates by sex and age: Drug-related, 2010
Sex Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 25.7
Female 15.0

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 3.2
21 to 34 28.9
35 to 54 35.6
55 and over 15.9

Death rates by sex and age: Drug-related suicide, 2010
Sex Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 2.6
Female 5.5

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 *
21 to 34 4.5
35 to 54 6.0
55 and over 5.5

Place of death, 2010
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 32
Home 120
Public place 4
Other 18
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 6
Home 25
Public place *
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 244 174 40 40 35 10
Alcohol 83 46 0 8 5 0
Cocaine 60 43 12 * 0 0
Marijuana 0 0 0 0 0 0
Stimulants 29 16 6 * 0 0
Club drugs * 0 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens 0 0 0 0 0 0
Inhalants 4 0 0 0 0 0
Antidepressants 53 36 0 19 19 0
Antipsychotics 9 14 0 * 9 *
Benzodiazepines 72 54 0 21 10 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 25 15 0 8 7 *
Opiates/opioids 194 130 20 24 18 *
– Heroin (specified) 42 20 4 0 * *
– Methadone 19 22 5 4 0 0
– All other opiates/opioids 143 106 11 21 17 *
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents * * 0 * * *
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 * * *
Misc. analgesics/combinations 16 16 * 12 7 *
Anticonvulsants 9 * 0 7 * 0
Muscle relaxants 19 17 0 9 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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