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New Hampshire

Drug misuse deaths reported to DAWN 98
Suicide deaths reported to DAWN 14
Metro area population, 2004 1,299,500
Population covered by DAWN 1,299,500
Percent of population covered by DAWN 100%

State overview: Deaths and population by county, 2004
Counties Drug misuse Suicide Total
population
Deaths Rate1 Deaths Rate1
Included in metropolitan area profiles.
1 Deaths per 1,000,000 population.
Total participating (10) 98 75.4 14 10.8 1,299,500
1. Belknap County 7 115.0 0 0.0 60,858
2. Carroll County 4 85.5 1 21.4 46,762
3. Cheshire County 2 26.0 2 26.0 76,872
4. Coos County 2 59.7 0 0.0 33,511
5. Grafton County 6 71.3 1 11.9 84,169
6. Hillsborough County 30 75.3 5 12.5 398,574
7. Merrimack County 16 109.9 2 13.7 145,542
8. Rockingham County 24 82.0 2 6.8 292,526
9. Strafford County 5 42.3 1 8.5 118,217
10. Sullivan County 2 47.1 0 0.0 42,469

Deaths by case type, 2004
Suicide 12.5%
Overmedication 0.9%
Homicide 0.0%
All other accidental 84.8%
Could not be determined 1.8%

Place of death, 2004
Drug misuse Deaths
Health care facility 0
Home 0
Public place 0
Other 0
Not documented 98

Suicide Deaths
Health care facility 0
Home 0
Public place 0
Other 0
Not documented 14

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug misuse deaths, 2004
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 39 42 81
Cocaine 11 20 31
Benzodiazepines 0 16 16
Antidepressants 0 12 12
Alcohol 0 5 5

Top 5 drugs involved: Suicide deaths, 2004
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Antidepressants 2 5 7

Death rates by gender and age: Drug misuse, 2004
Gender Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Male 101.5
Female 50.1

Age Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Under 21 5.5
21 to 34 126.2
35 to 54 150.8
55 and over 16.7

Death rates by gender and age: Suicide, 2004
Gender Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Male 6.2
Female 15.2

Age Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Under 21 0.0
21 to 34 14.0
35 to 54 14.1
55 and over 10.0

Causes of death, 2004
Drug misuse Deaths
Any drug-related cause 97
– Abuse 0
– Drug or alcohol 96
– Toxic effects 97
Body systems (includes infections) 8
Accidents and injuries 0

Suicide Deaths
Any drug-related cause 14
– Abuse 0
– Drug or alcohol 14
– Toxic effects 14
Body systems (includes infections) 0
Accidents and injuries 0

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
2 Includes alcohol in combination with other drugs (all ages) and alcohol alone in decedents under age 21.
3 Includes MDMA (Ecstasy), GHB, flunitrazepam (Rohypnol), and ketamine.
4 Includes PCP, LSD, and miscellaneous hallucinogens.
ALL DRUGS 113 98 52 26 14 7
Alcohol2 39 5 0 8 -- 0
Cocaine 25 31 11 4 -- 0
Marijuana 16 0 0 -- 0 0
Stimulants -- -- 0 0 0 0
Club drugs3 0 -- -- 0 0 0
Hallucinogens4 0 0 0 0 0 0
Inhalants 0 0 0 0 0 0
 
Antidepressants 19 12 0 10 7 --
Antipsychotics -- -- -- -- -- --
Benzodiazepines 34 16 0 8 -- 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics -- -- 0 6 -- --
Opiates/opioids 93 81 39 8 -- --
– Heroin (specified) 6 13 9 0 0 0
– Methadone 34 31 15 -- 0 0
– All other opiates/opioids 60 43 15 7 -- --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 0 0 0
Salicylates/combinations -- 0 0 0 0 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations -- -- 0 -- 0 0
Anticonvulsants -- 0 0 -- 0 0
Muscle relaxants -- -- 0 0 -- 0

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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