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

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 218
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 11
Population 1,611,581
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 13.5
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 0.7

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 202 218 48 25 11 0
Alcohol* 60 58 0 8 5  
Cocaine 107 112 38 -- --  
Marijuana 5 7 0 0 0  
Stimulants -- 5 0 0 0  
Club drugs -- 4 -- 0 0  
Hallucinogens†† 0 -- 0 0 0  
Inhalants -- 0 0 -- 0  
Antidepressants 54 42 0 15 6  
Antipsychotics 14 17 0 6 --  
Benzodiazepines 54 55 0 9 4  
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 37 36 0 6 --  
Opiates/opioids 148 151 9 12 7  
– Heroin (specified) 15 19 -- 0 --  
– Methadone 67 69 8 -- 0  
– All other opiates/opioids 99 101 0 11 7  
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents -- 0 0 0 0  
Salicylates/combinations -- -- 0 -- 0  
Misc. analgesics/combinations 24 30 0 5 4  
Anticonvulsants 4 0 0 -- 0  
Muscle relaxants 7 4 0 0 --  

Deaths by manner of death, 2006
Suicide 4.8%
Homicide 0.4%
Could not be determined 3.5%
Accidental 86.0%
Natural 5.2%

Place of death, 2006
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 74
Home 100
Public place 11
Other 28
Not documented 5

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility --
Home 9
Public place 0
Other --
Not documented 0

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2006
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 21.5
Female 6.3

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 1.2
21 to 34 10.0
35 to 54 27.5
55 and over 8.1

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2006
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 9 142 151
Cocaine 38 74 112
Alcohol 0 58 58
Benzodiazepines 0 55 55
Antidepressants 0 42 42

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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