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

Drug misuse deaths reported to DAWN 70
Suicide deaths reported to DAWN 28
Population 774,029
Drug misuse deaths per 1,000,000 population 90.4
Suicide deaths per 1,000,000 population 36.2

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 66 70 18 30 28 5
Alcohol1 18 11 0 7 8 0
Cocaine 26 27 8 -- 5 --
Marijuana 14 15 -- -- -- 0
Stimulants 4 -- 0 -- -- 0
Club drugs2 0 0 0 -- 0 0
Hallucinogens3 0 0 0 0 0 0
Inhalants 0 0 0 0 0 0
 
Antidepressants 10 18 -- 8 14 --
Antipsychotics -- -- 0 0 -- 0
Benzodiazepines 24 27 -- 13 8 --
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 5 8 0 7 8 0
Opiates/opioids 35 38 4 8 9 0
– Heroin (specified) -- 4 -- 0 -- 0
– Methadone 4 8 -- -- -- 0
– All other opiates/opioids 30 31 -- 7 8 0
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 -- 0 0 0 0
Salicylates/combinations -- -- 0 -- 0 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations 4 8 0 -- 7 0
Anticonvulsants -- -- 0 0 -- 0
Muscle relaxants 4 6 0 -- -- 0

Deaths by case type, 2004
Suicide 28.6%
Overmedication 19.4%
Homicide 0.0%
All other accidental 50.0%
Could not be determined 2.0%

Causes of death, 2004
Drug misuse Deaths
Any drug-related cause 61
– Abuse 0
– Drug or alcohol 58
– Toxic effects 58
Body systems (includes infections) 5
Accidents and injuries 8

Place of death, 2004
Drug misuse Deaths
Health care facility 23
Home 32
Public place --
Other 13
Not documented 0

Death rates by gender and age: Drug misuse, 2004
Gender Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Male 154.2
Female 30.2

Age Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Under 21 19.2
21 to 34 184.3
35 to 54 156.1
55 and over 25.3

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug misuse deaths, 2004
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 4 34 38
Cocaine 1 26 27
Benzodiazepines 8 19 27
Antidepressants 1 17 18
Marijuana 2 13 15

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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