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

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 191
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 11
Population 1,373,659
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 13.9
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 0.8

Drug-related deaths by drug category, 2006-2007
Drug category Drug-related Drug-related suicide
Deaths, 2006 Deaths, 2007 Single-drug
deaths, 2007
Deaths, 2006 Deaths, 2007 Single-drug
deaths, 2007
* 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 220 191 75 11 11 6
Alcohol* 59 38 0 -- -- 0
Cocaine 126 112 52 -- 4 --
Marijuana 4 -- 0 0 0 0
Stimulants 0 -- 0 0 0 0
Club drugs -- -- 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens†† 6 -- -- 0 0 0
Inhalants 0 -- -- 0 0 0
Antidepressants 41 28 0 6 -- --
Antipsychotics 23 11 0 4 -- 0
Benzodiazepines 35 30 0 4 0 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 28 13 0 5 -- --
– Opiates/opioids 150 113 16 5 -- 0
– Heroin (specified) 15 18 5 0 -- 0
– Methadone 71 54 -- -- 0 0
All other opiates/opioids 109 63 9 4 -- 0
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 -- 0 0
Salicylates/combinations -- 0 0 0 0 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations 12 6 0 -- 0 0
Anticonvulsants 4 -- 0 -- -- --
Muscle relaxants -- -- 0 0 0 0

Deaths by manner of death, 2007
Suicide 5.4%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 1.0%
Accidental 86.6%
Natural 6.9%

Place of death, 2007
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 60
Home 110
Public place 5
Other 16
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 6
Home 4
Public place 0
Other --
Not documented 0

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2007
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 20.4
Female 8.2

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.0
21 to 34 8.2
35 to 54 33.5
55 and over 16.2

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2007
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 16 97 113
Cocaine 52 60 112
Alcohol 0 38 38
Benzodiazepines 0 30 30
Antidepressants 0 28 28

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, 2007 (08/2008 update).

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