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

Drug misuse deaths reported to DAWN 308
Suicide deaths reported to DAWN 62
Metro area population, 2004 5,800,614
Population covered by DAWN 2,830,241
Percent of population covered by DAWN 49%

Metro area overview: Deaths and population by county, 2004
Metro area component Drug misuse Suicide Total
population
Deaths Rate1 Deaths Rate1
§ Area did not participate in DAWN this year.
* Area featured in Spotlight section.
1 Deaths per 1,000,000 population.
Total participating (6) 308 108.8 62 21.9 2,830,241
1. New Castle County, DE§         519,396
2. Cecil County, MD 15 157.0 1 10.5 95,526
3. Burlington County, NJ§         449,685
4. Camden County, NJ* 84 162.7 8 15.5 516,282
5. Gloucester County, NJ 27 99.3 2 7.4 271,806
6. Salem County, NJ§         65,346
7. Bucks County, PA 46 74.5 10 16.2 617,558
8. Chester County, PA§         465,795
9. Delaware County, PA* 66 118.9 13 23.4 555,040
10. Montgomery County, PA* 70 90.4 28 36.2 774,029
11. Philadelphia County, PA§         1,470,151

End Notes
SOURCE: Office of Applied Studies, SAMHSA, Drug Abuse Warning Network 2004 (11/2005 update).

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