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New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA: Orleans Parish, LA

Drug misuse deaths reported to DAWN 87
Suicide deaths reported to DAWN 4
Population 462,269
Drug misuse deaths per 1,000,000 population 188.2
Suicide deaths per 1,000,000 population 8.7

Drug-related deaths by drug category, 2003-2004
Drug category Drug misuse Suicide
Deaths,
2003
Deaths,
2004
Single-drug
deaths,
2004
Deaths,
2003
Deaths,
2004
Single-drug
deaths,
2004
1 Includes alcohol in combination with other drugs (all ages) and alcohol alone in decedents under age 21.
2 Includes MDMA (Ecstasy), GHB, flunitrazepam (Rohypnol), and ketamine.
3 Includes PCP, LSD, and miscellaneous hallucinogens.
ALL DRUGS 71 87 15 6 4 0
Alcohol1 32 29 0 -- --  
Cocaine 35 53 14 0 --  
Marijuana 8 12 0 0 --  
Stimulants -- 0 0 -- 0  
Club drugs2 0 5 0 0 0  
Hallucinogens3 0 0 0 0 0  
Inhalants 0 0 0 0 0  
 
Antidepressants 6 7 0 4 --  
Antipsychotics 0 -- 0 0 0  
Benzodiazepines 15 21 0 0 --  
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 14 10 0 0 0  
Opiates/opioids 45 51 -- -- 4  
– Heroin (specified) 5 -- 0 0 0  
– Methadone 17 20 0 0 0  
– All other opiates/opioids 35 44 -- -- 4  
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents -- -- 0 0 0  
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 -- 0  
Misc. analgesics/combinations 6 -- 0 -- 0  
Anticonvulsants -- 0 0 0 0  
Muscle relaxants 10 12 0 0 0  

Deaths by case type, 2004
Suicide 4.4%
Overmedication 12.1%
Homicide 0.0%
All other accidental 74.7%
Could not be determined 8.8%

Causes of death, 2004
Drug misuse Deaths
Any drug-related cause 84
– Abuse 59
– Drug or alcohol 84
– Toxic effects 10
Body systems (includes infections) 87
Accidents and injuries 21

Place of death, 2004
Drug misuse Deaths
Health care facility 42
Home 29
Public place --
Other 13
Not documented 0

Death rates by gender and age: Drug misuse, 2004
Gender Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Male 309.7
Female 81.7

Age Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Under 21 35.2
21 to 34 272.0
35 to 54 355.1
55 and over 102.6

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug misuse deaths, 2004
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Cocaine 14 39 53
Opiates/opioids 1 50 51
Alcohol 0 29 29
Benzodiazepines 0 21 21
Muscle relaxants 0 12 12

End Notes
-- Indicates a number less than 4 has been suppressed.
SOURCE: Office of Applied Studies, SAMHSA, Drug Abuse Warning Network 2004 (11/2005 update).

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