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New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA (Post-Katrina): Jefferson Parish, LA

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 39
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 2
Population 358,273
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 32.7
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 1.7

Drug-related deaths by drug category, 2004-2005
Drug category Drug-related Drug-related suicide
Deaths,
2004
Deaths,
2005
Single-drug
deaths,
2005
Deaths,
2004
Deaths,
2005
Single-drug
deaths,
2005
* Includes alcohol in combination with other drugs (all ages) and alcohol alone in decedents under age 21.
Includes MDMA (Ecstasy), GHB, flunitrazepam (Rohypnol), and ketamine.
†† Includes PCP, LSD, and miscellaneous hallucinogens.
ALL DRUGS   39 --   -- 0
Alcohol*   11 --   --  
Cocaine   20 --   --  
Marijuana   13 --   --  
Stimulants   5 --   --  
Club drugs   0 --   --  
Hallucinogens††   0 --   --  
Inhalants   0 --   --  
Antidepressants   4 --   --  
Antipsychotics   0 --   --  
Benzodiazepines   22 --   --  
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics   -- --   --  
Opiates/opioids   30 --   --  
– Heroin (specified)   -- --   --  
– Methadone   20 --   --  
– All other opiates/opioids   14 --   --  
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents   -- --   --  
Salicylates/combinations   0 --   --  
Misc. analgesics/combinations   -- --   --  
Anticonvulsants   0 --   --  
Muscle relaxants   10 --   --  

Deaths by manner of death, 2005
Suicide 4.9%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 4.9%
Natural/accidental 90.2%

Place of death, 2005
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 8
Home 16
Public place --
Other 14
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 0
Home --
Public place 0
Other 0
Not documented 0

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2005
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 54.8
Female 12.7

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 10.1
21 to 34 93.6
35 to 54 47.9
55 and over 2.8

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2005
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 0 30 30
Benzodiazepines 0 22 22
Cocaine 3 17 20
Marijuana 0 13 13
Alcohol 0 11 11

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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