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Albuquerque, NM

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 167
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 20
Metro area population, 2005 797,517
Population covered by DAWN 797,517
Percent of population covered by DAWN 100%

Metro area overview: Deaths and population by county, 2005
Metro area component Drug-related Drug-related suicide Population
Deaths Rate Deaths Rate
Total participating (4) 167 20.9 20 2.5 797,517
1. Bernalillo County, NM 142 23.5 18 3.0 603,783
2. Sandoval County, NM 10 9.3 1 0.9 107,146
3. Torrance County, NM 4 22.9 0 0.0 17,456
4. Valencia County, NM 11 15.9 1 1.4 69,132

Deaths by manner of death, 2005
Suicide 10.7%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 6.4%
Natural/accidental 82.9%

Place of death, 2005
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 33
Home 77
Public place 21
Other 36
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 4
Home 12
Public place --
Other --
Not documented 0

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2005
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 25 100 125
Cocaine 11 59 70
Alcohol 0 60 60
Benzodiazepines 1 26 27
Antidepressants 0 21 21

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2005
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 6 5 11
Alcohol 0 8 8
Antidepressants 1 4 5
Benzodiazepines 0 4 4

Gender and age death rates: Drug-related, 2005
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 29.1
Female 13.1

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 1.7
21 to 34 24.2
35 to 54 47.5
55 and over 9.2

Gender and age death rates: Drug-related suicide, 2005
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 3.1
Female 2.0

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.8
21 to 34 1.3
35 to 54 4.4
55 and over 3.4

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 147 167 46 17 20 8
Alcohol* 43 60 0 7 8 0
Cocaine 53 70 11 -- -- 0
Marijuana 0 5 0 0 0 0
Stimulants 12 15 6 -- -- 0
Club drugs 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens†† -- 0 0 0 0 0
Inhalants 0 -- -- 0 0 0
Antidepressants 14 21 0 8 5 --
Antipsychotics -- 4 0 0 -- 0
Benzodiazepines 15 27 -- -- 4 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 5 5 0 0 -- 0
Opiates/opioids 108 125 25 11 11 6
– Heroin (specified) 41 61 16 -- -- --
– Methadone 29 23 5 -- -- 0
– All other opiates/opioids 49 52 4 8 9 5
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents -- -- 0 -- 0 0
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 0 -- 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations 6 -- -- -- 0 0
Anticonvulsants -- 4 0 0 -- 0
Muscle relaxants 4 6 0 0 -- 0

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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