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

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 128
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 8
Population 2,255,175
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 5.7
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 0.4

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 112 128 18 7 8 --
Alcohol* 41 31 0 -- -- --
Cocaine 66 51 13 -- 0 --
Marijuana -- 7 0 0 -- --
Stimulants -- -- 0 0 0 --
Club drugs -- 0 0 0 0 --
Hallucinogens†† -- 0 0 0 0 --
Inhalants 10 0 0 0 -- --
Antidepressants 25 25 0 -- -- --
Antipsychotics 14 17 -- -- -- --
Benzodiazepines 24 45 0 0 -- --
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 20 31 0 -- -- --
Opiates/opioids 67 91 -- -- -- --
– Heroin (specified) -- 7 0 0 0 --
– Methadone 27 40 -- 0 -- --
– All other opiates/opioids 53 59 0 -- -- --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents -- -- 0 -- 0 --
Salicylates/combinations -- -- 0 0 0 --
Misc. analgesics/combinations 11 16 0 -- 4 --
Anticonvulsants 6 -- 0 0 -- --
Muscle relaxants 4 5 0 -- 0 --

Deaths by manner of death, 2006
Suicide 5.9%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 4.4%
Accidental 83.8%
Natural 5.9%

Place of death, 2006
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 42
Home 70
Public place --
Other 8
Not documented 5

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

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2006
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 8.7
Female 2.8

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.2
21 to 34 5.2
35 to 54 13.0
55 and over 2.6

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2006
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 3 88 91
Cocaine 13 38 51
Benzodiazepines 0 45 45
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 0 31 31
Alcohol 0 31 31

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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