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New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA (Pre-Katrina)

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 92
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 10
Metro area population, 2005 1,313,787
Population covered by DAWN 547,753
Percent of population covered by DAWN 42%

Metro area overview: Deaths and population by county, 2005
Metro area component Drug-related Drug-related suicide Population
Deaths Rate Deaths Rate
* Area did not participate in DAWN this year.
Total participating (3) 92 25.2 10 2.7 547,753
1. Jefferson Parish, LA 84 27.9 9 3.0 451,049
2. Orleans Parish, LA*         452,170
3. Plaquemines Parish, LA*         28,903
4. St. Bernard Parish, LA*         65,147
5. St. Charles Parish, LA 4 11.9 1 3.0 50,554
6. St. John the Baptist Parish, LA 4 13.0 0 0.0 46,150
7. St. Tammany Parish, LA*         219,814

End Notes
1. Drug-related deaths exclude suicides.
2. All death rates are per 100,000 population.
3. -- A number less than 4 has been suppressed.

SOURCE: Office of Applied Studies, SAMHSA, Drug Abuse Warning Network, 2005 (08/2008 update).

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