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Rhode Island

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 194
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 24
State population, 2010 1,053,300
Population covered by DAWN 1,053,300
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 (5) 194 18.4 24 2.3 1,053,300
1. Bristol County 1 2.0 0 0.0 49,549
2. Kent County 28 16.6 4 2.4 168,767
3. Newport County 13 16.2 2 2.5 80,311
4. Providence County 118 18.8 17 2.7 627,732
5. Washington County 34 26.8 1 0.8 126,941

Deaths by manner of death, 2010
Suicide 11.0%
Homicide 0.5%
Could not be determined 1.4%
Accidental 83.0%
Natural 4.1%

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2010
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 13 109 122
Cocaine 14 47 61
Benzodiazepines 0 61 61
Alcohol 1 58 59
Antidepressants 1 34 35

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2010
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Antidepressants 2 10 12
Alcohol 0 5 5
Antipsychotics 1 4 5
Benzodiazepines 0 5 5
Opiates/opioids 0 5 5

Death rates by sex and age: Drug-related, 2010
Sex Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 22.9
Female 14.2

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 2.8
21 to 34 18.0
35 to 54 33.3
55 and over 18.1

Death rates by sex and age: Drug-related suicide, 2010
Sex Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 3.1
Female 1.5

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.0
21 to 34 2.1
35 to 54 4.2
55 and over 2.5

Place of death, 2010
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 77
Home 98
Public place 4
Other 15
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 6
Home 15
Public place *
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 182 194 49 27 24 9
Alcohol 60 59 * 6 5 0
Cocaine 47 61 14 * * *
Marijuana 7 7 * * * *
Stimulants * * 0 0 0 0
Club drugs * * 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens 0 0 0 0 0 0
Inhalants 0 * 0 * * *
Antidepressants 35 35 * 12 12 *
Antipsychotics 9 5 0 * 5 *
Benzodiazepines 51 61 0 7 5 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 6 13 0 7 * 0
Opiates/opioids 117 122 13 13 5 0
– Heroin (specified) 12 13 * 0 0 0
– Methadone 38 30 4 * 0 0
– All other opiates/opioids 79 88 6 11 5 0
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents * * 0 0 0 0
Salicylates/combinations 4 * 0 * * *
Misc. analgesics/combinations * 5 0 8 4 0
Anticonvulsants * 7 * 0 * 0
Muscle relaxants * 7 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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