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Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD: Philadelphia County, PA

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 379
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 23
Population 1,547,372
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 24.5
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 1.5

Deaths by manner of death, 2010
Suicide 5.7%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 1.0%
Accidental 93.3%
Natural 0.0%

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2010
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 46 230 276
Cocaine 52 126 178
Benzodiazepines 0 123 123
Alcohol 0 67 67
Antidepressants 1 36 37

Death rates by sex and age: Drug-related, 2010
Sex Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 36.0
Female 14.3

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 *
21 to 34 28.9
35 to 54 48.4
55 and over 22.6

Place of death, 2010
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 123
Home 195
Public place 21
Other 38
Not documented *

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 6
Home 14
Public place 0
Other *
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 412 379 105 28 23 8
Alcohol 87 67 0 9 4 0
Cocaine 232 178 52 * 4 0
Marijuana 0 * 0 0 0 0
Stimulants 12 9 * 0 0 0
Club drugs * 0 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens 22 17 * * 0 0
Inhalants * 0 0 * 0 0
Antidepressants 71 37 * 13 4 *
Antipsychotics 9 8 0 * * *
Benzodiazepines 194 123 0 14 8 *
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 36 17 0 7 0 0
Opiates/opioids 271 276 46 14 14 *
– Heroin (specified) 71 77 15 * 4 0
– Methadone 55 50 6 * * 0
– All other opiates/opioids 238 190 25 14 9 *
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents * 0 0 0 0 0
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 0 0 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations 17 16 * * * 0
Anticonvulsants 17 9 0 * * 0
Muscle relaxants 17 4 0 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.
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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