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Albuquerque, NM

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 215
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 31
Metro area population, 2007 835,120
Population covered by DAWN 835,120
Percent of population covered by DAWN 100%

Metro area overview: Deaths and population by county, 2007
Metro area component Drug-related Drug-related suicide Population
Deaths Rate Deaths Rate
Total participating (4) 215 25.7 31 3.7 835,120
1. Bernalillo County, NM 188 29.9 27 4.3 629,292
2. Sandoval County, NM 10 8.5 1 0.8 117,866
3. Torrance County, NM 2 12.0 0 0.0 16,598
4. Valencia County, NM 15 21.0 3 4.2 71,364

Deaths by manner of death, 2007
Suicide 12.6%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 3.3%
Accidental 83.3%
Natural 0.8%

Place of death, 2007
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 40
Home 121
Public place 14
Other 40
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 7
Home 22
Public place --
Other --
Not documented 0

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2007
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 23 151 174
Alcohol 0 78 78
Cocaine 15 53 68
Benzodiazepines 0 48 48
Antidepressants 0 34 34

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2007
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Antidepressants 1 18 19
Opiates/opioids 1 13 14
Benzodiazepines 1 11 12
Alcohol 0 7 7
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 0 6 6

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2007
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 37.5
Female 14.4

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 2.5
21 to 34 30.7
35 to 54 54.9
55 and over 15.3

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related suicide, 2007
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 3.2
Female 4.2

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 1.2
21 to 34 1.8
35 to 54 6.8
55 and over 4.7

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 212 215 42 30 31 5
Alcohol* 69 78 0 8 7 0
Cocaine 77 68 15 5 -- 0
Marijuana 5 10 0 0 0 0
Stimulants 18 24 -- 0 -- 0
Club drugs 0 -- 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens†† 0 0 0 0 0 0
Inhalants -- -- 0 0 0 0
Antidepressants 24 34 0 12 19 --
Antipsychotics 7 7 0 4 5 0
Benzodiazepines 41 48 0 9 12 --
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 6 25 0 -- 6 0
Opiates/opioids 155 174 23 15 14 --
– Heroin (specified) 59 27 5 -- -- 0
– Methadone 32 33 4 -- 0 0
– All other opiates/opioids 74 137 14 11 13 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 -- 0 0 0 0
Salicylates/combinations -- 0 0 0 -- --
Misc. analgesics/combinations -- 21 -- -- 5 0
Anticonvulsants 13 -- 0 -- 4 0
Muscle relaxants 6 16 0 -- -- 0

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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