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New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 963
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 78
Metro area population, 2005 18,813,723
Population covered by DAWN 11,101,883
Percent of population covered by DAWN 59%

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 (10) 963 8.7 78 0.7 11,101,883
1. Bergen County, NJ*         902,308
2. Essex County, NJ*         789,166
3. Hudson County, NJ*         602,970
4. Hunterdon County, NJ*         130,042
5. Middlesex County, NJ*         789,283
6. Monmouth County, NJ*         634,841
7. Morris County, NJ 30 6.1 9 1.8 490,084
8. Ocean County, NJ*         558,170
9. Passaic County, NJ*         496,985
10. Somerset County, NJ*         319,830
11. Sussex County, NJ*         152,726
12. Union County, NJ 45 8.5 5 0.9 530,710
13. Bronx County, NY 208 15.2 4 0.3 1,364,566
14. Kings County, NY 188 7.5 5 0.2 2,511,408
15. Nassau County, NY*         1,331,620
16. New York County, NY 202 12.6 25 1.6 1,606,275
17. Putnam County, NY 7 7.0 0 0.0 100,528
18. Queens County, NY 112 5.0 7 0.3 2,256,576
19. Richmond County, NY 19 4.0 1 0.2 475,014
20. Rockland County, NY 11 3.7 1 0.3 294,636
21. Suffolk County, NY 141 9.6 21 1.4 1,472,086
22. Westchester County, NY*         947,719
23. Pike County, PA*         56,180

Deaths by manner of death, 2005
Suicide 7.5%
Homicide 0.3%
Could not be determined 1.7%
Natural/accidental 90.5%

Place of death, 2005
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 273
Home 553
Public place 32
Other 82
Not documented 23

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 18
Home 45
Public place 5
Other 9
Not documented --

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2005
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 62 612 674
Cocaine 112 386 498
Alcohol 3 311 314
Antidepressants 0 216 216
Benzodiazepines 1 206 207

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2005
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Antidepressants 2 32 34
Opiates/opioids 1 31 32
Benzodiazepines 1 23 24
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 2 20 22
Alcohol 1 21 22

Gender and age death rates: Drug-related, 2005
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 13.4
Female 4.3

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.8
21 to 34 7.6
35 to 54 19.1
55 and over 5.4

Gender and age death rates: Drug-related suicide, 2005
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 0.7
Female 0.7

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.2
21 to 34 0.7
35 to 54 1.1
55 and over 0.9

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 1,055 963 187 85 78 13
Alcohol* 309 314 -- 13 22 --
Cocaine 554 498 112 11 9 --
Marijuana 37 26 0 -- -- 0
Stimulants -- 7 0 0 0 0
Club drugs 5 6 -- 0 -- 0
Hallucinogens†† 14 5 0 -- 0 0
Inhalants 18 25 0 -- -- 0
Antidepressants 177 216 0 33 34 --
Antipsychotics 53 81 -- 14 14 --
Benzodiazepines 204 207 -- 18 24 --
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 109 156 -- 21 22 --
Opiates/opioids 709 674 62 38 32 --
– Heroin (specified) 91 91 24 -- 0 0
– Methadone 244 269 23 9 4 0
– All other opiates/opioids 490 456 15 31 30 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 5 5 0 0 -- 0
Salicylates/combinations -- 8 -- -- -- --
Misc. analgesics/combinations 65 82 -- 21 20 --
Anticonvulsants 17 21 -- 9 -- 0
Muscle relaxants 20 29 0 5 7 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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