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New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA: Jefferson Parish, LA

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 130
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 2
Population 434,666
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 29.9
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 0.5

Drug-related deaths by drug category, 2005-2006
Drug category Drug-related Drug-related suicide
Deaths, 2005 Deaths, 2006 Single-drug
deaths, 2006
Deaths, 2005 Deaths, 2006 Single-drug
deaths, 2006
* 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 123 130 12 11 -- 0
Alcohol* 31 33 0 -- --  
Cocaine 54 67 7 -- --  
Marijuana 22 22 0 -- --  
Stimulants 12 9 0 -- --  
Club drugs 0 5 -- 0 --  
Hallucinogens†† 0 0 0 0 --  
Inhalants 0 0 0 0 --  
Antidepressants 17 11 0 -- --  
Antipsychotics 0 -- 0 0 --  
Benzodiazepines 70 59 0 -- --  
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 11 27 -- -- --  
Opiates/opioids 101 96 -- 8 --  
– Heroin (specified) 4 6 0 0 --  
– Methadone 53 42 -- -- --  
– All other opiates/opioids 70 74 -- 7 --  
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents -- -- 0 0 --  
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 0 --  
Misc. analgesics/combinations 16 16 0 -- --  
Anticonvulsants -- -- 0 0 --  
Muscle relaxants 29 37 0 -- --  

Deaths by manner of death, 2006
Suicide 1.5%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 9.8%
Accidental 87.9%
Natural 0.8%

Place of death, 2006
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 22
Home 79
Public place 5
Other 23
Not documented --

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, 2006
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 43.2
Female 15.7

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 5.8
21 to 34 43.1
35 to 54 59.6
55 and over 12.0

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2006
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 3 93 96
Cocaine 7 60 67
Benzodiazepines 0 59 59
Muscle relaxants 0 37 37
Alcohol 0 33 33

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, 2006 (08/2008 update).

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