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Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD: Philadelphia County, PA

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 417
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 8
Population 1,449,634
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 28.8
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 606 417 48 13 8 --
Alcohol* 187 115 0 4 -- --
Cocaine 405 266 32 -- -- --
Marijuana -- -- 0 0 0 --
Stimulants 15 8 -- -- 0 --
Club drugs 6 -- 0 -- 0 --
Hallucinogens†† 31 17 0 0 0 --
Inhalants 0 0 0 0 0 --
Antidepressants 150 95 0 -- -- --
Antipsychotics 45 38 -- -- 0 --
Benzodiazepines 180 110 0 5 -- --
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 150 117 -- 5 5 --
– Opiates/opioids 459 282 10 9 4 --
– Heroin (specified) 144 105 -- 0 0 --
– Methadone 107 78 5 0 0 --
All other opiates/opioids 429 250 4 9 4 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 92 67 0 -- -- --
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 0 0 --
Misc. analgesics/combinations 21 20 -- 4 -- --
Anticonvulsants 45 28 0 0 0 --
Muscle relaxants 31 24 0 -- -- --

Deaths by manner of death, 2007
Suicide 1.9%
Homicide 0.2%
Could not be determined 1.9%
Accidental 95.5%
Natural 0.5%

Place of death, 2007
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 137
Home 196
Public place 22
Other 58
Not documented 4

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility --
Home 5
Public place 0
Other --
Not documented 0

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2007
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 42.9
Female 16.3

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 2.7
21 to 34 38.0
35 to 54 61.5
55 and over 15.6

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2007
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 10 272 282
Cocaine 32 234 266
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 1 116 117
Alcohol 0 115 115
Benzodiazepines 0 110 110

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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