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

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 195
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 15
Population 2,528,050
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 7.7
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 0.6

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 192 195 62 10 15 --
Alcohol* 41 31 0 -- -- --
Cocaine 100 110 41 -- 0 --
Marijuana 9 -- 0 0 0 --
Stimulants -- -- 0 0 0 --
Club drugs -- 0 0 0 0 --
Hallucinogens†† -- -- 0 0 0 --
Inhalants 0 0 0 0 0 --
Antidepressants 40 41 0 6 5 --
Antipsychotics 17 16 0 4 -- --
Benzodiazepines 47 37 0 -- 6 --
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 29 23 0 -- 6 --
– Opiates/opioids 136 129 21 -- 9 --
– Heroin (specified) 0 15 6 0 0 --
– Methadone 55 57 4 0 -- --
All other opiates/opioids 107 81 11 -- 7 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents -- 0 0 0 0 --
Salicylates/combinations 0 -- 0 0 0 --
Misc. analgesics/combinations 18 14 0 -- -- --
Anticonvulsants 7 -- 0 -- 0 --
Muscle relaxants 5 -- 0 -- 0 --

Deaths by manner of death, 2007
Suicide 7.1%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 1.4%
Accidental 88.1%
Natural 3.3%

Place of death, 2007
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 60
Home 112
Public place 7
Other 16
Not documented 0

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

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2007
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 11.5
Female 4.3

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.3
21 to 34 6.2
35 to 54 19.1
55 and over 4.8

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2007
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 21 108 129
Cocaine 41 69 110
Antidepressants 0 41 41
Benzodiazepines 0 37 37
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, 2007 (08/2008 update).

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