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

Drug misuse deaths reported to DAWN 84
Suicide deaths reported to DAWN 8
Population 516,282
Drug misuse deaths per 1,000,000 population 162.7
Suicide deaths per 1,000,000 population 15.5

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 62 84 -- 9 8 --
Alcohol1 23 27 -- -- -- --
Cocaine 27 41 -- -- 0 --
Marijuana 12 15 -- -- 0 --
Stimulants -- -- -- 0 0 --
Club drugs2 -- -- -- 0 0 --
Hallucinogens3 -- 0 -- 0 0 --
Inhalants 0 0 -- -- 0 --
 
Antidepressants 5 9 -- 6 -- --
Antipsychotics -- -- -- -- -- --
Benzodiazepines 21 41 -- -- -- --
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 10 4 -- 4 0 --
Opiates/opioids 46 70 -- -- 6 --
– Heroin (specified) 16 18 -- 0 -- --
– Methadone 7 28 -- -- -- --
– All other opiates/opioids 36 56 -- -- 5 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 -- -- 0 --
Salicylates/combinations -- 0 -- 0 0 --
Misc. analgesics/combinations 14 22 -- -- -- --
Anticonvulsants -- -- -- 0 -- --
Muscle relaxants -- -- -- -- -- --

Deaths by case type, 2004
Suicide 8.7%
Overmedication 18.5%
Homicide 0.0%
All other accidental 66.3%
Could not be determined 6.5%

Causes of death, 2004
Drug misuse Deaths
Any drug-related cause 77
– Abuse 0
– Drug or alcohol 77
– Toxic effects 76
Body systems (includes infections) 5
Accidents and injuries --

Place of death, 2004
Drug misuse Deaths
Health care facility 13
Home 48
Public place 5
Other 18
Not documented 0

Death rates by gender and age: Drug misuse, 2004
Gender Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Male 260.7
Female 71.4

Age Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Under 21 12.9
21 to 34 323.4
35 to 54 294.0
55 and over 61.4

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug misuse deaths, 2004
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 2 68 70
Cocaine 1 40 41
Benzodiazepines 0 41 41
Alcohol 0 27 27
Misc. analgesics/combinations 0 22 22

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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