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New Mexico

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 414
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 63
Metro area population, 2007 1,969,915
Population covered by DAWN 1,969,915
Percent of population covered by DAWN 100%

State overview: Deaths and population by county, 2007
Counties Drug-related Drug-related suicide Population
Deaths Rate Deaths Rate
Total participating (33) 414 21.0 63 3.2 1,969,915
1. Bernalillo County 188 29.9 27 4.3 629,292
2. Catron County 2 58.3 0 0.0 3,431
3. Chaves County 7 11.2 4 6.4 62,595
4. Cibola County 3 11.0 3 11.0 27,261
5. Colfax County 3 22.7 1 7.6 13,216
6. Curry County 7 15.4 0 0.0 45,328
7. DeBaca County 1 52.2 0 0.0 1,916
8. Doña Ana County 25 12.6 5 2.5 198,791
9. Eddy County 9 17.6 4 7.8 51,002
10. Grant County 5 16.8 0 0.0 29,699
11. Guadalupe County 0 0.0 0 0.0 4,447
12. Harding County 0 0.0 0 0.0 716
13. Hidalgo County 1 20.2 1 20.2 4,945
14. Lea County 12 20.7 1 1.7 58,043
15. Lincoln County 6 28.9 0 0.0 20,783
16. Los Alamos County 2 10.8 0 0.0 18,558
17. Luna County 3 11.1 0 0.0 26,996
18. McKinley County 7 10.0 0 0.0 70,059
19. Mora County 0 0.0 0 0.0 5,069
20. Otero County 7 11.1 3 4.8 63,129
21. Quay County 1 11.1 0 0.0 8,971
22. Rio Arriba County 25 61.2 1 2.4 40,827
23. Roosevelt County 4 20.9 0 0.0 19,142
24. San Juan County 19 15.5 4 3.3 122,427
25. San Miguel County 8 27.9 2 7.0 28,655
26. Sandoval County 10 8.5 1 0.8 117,866
27. Santa Fe County 28 19.6 1 0.7 142,955
28. Sierra County 1 8.1 0 0.0 12,316
29. Socorro County 2 11.0 1 5.5 18,118
30. Taos County 11 34.8 1 3.2 31,608
31. Torrance County 2 12.0 0 0.0 16,598
32. Union County 0 0.0 0 0.0 3,792
33. Valencia County 15 21.0 3 4.2 71,364

Deaths by manner of death, 2007
Suicide 13.2%
Homicide 0.4%
Could not be determined 4.6%
Accidental 80.9%
Natural 0.8%

Place of death, 2007
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 79
Home 235
Public place 18
Other 82
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 10
Home 45
Public place --
Other 5
Not documented 0

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2007
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 36 279 315
Alcohol 3 157 160
Cocaine 24 109 133
Benzodiazepines 1 102 103
Antidepressants 0 73 73

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2007
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Antidepressants 1 34 35
Opiates/opioids 4 29 33
Benzodiazepines 1 19 20
Alcohol 0 15 15
Miscellaneous analgesics/combinations 1 12 13

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2007
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 30.2
Female 12.1

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 3.6
21 to 34 25.4
35 to 54 44.1
55 and over 13.3

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related suicide, 2007
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 3.1
Female 3.3

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.5
21 to 34 2.6
35 to 54 6.4
55 and over 3.4

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 376 414 75 54 63 11
Alcohol* 117 160 -- 19 15 0
Cocaine 129 133 24 6 -- --
Marijuana 10 19 0 0 -- 0
Stimulants 37 50 8 0 -- 0
Club drugs 0 -- 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens†† 0 0 0 0 0 0
Inhalants -- -- 0 0 0 0
Antidepressants 46 73 0 26 35 --
Antipsychotics 13 12 0 6 10 0
Benzodiazepines 88 103 -- 24 20 --
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 10 46 0 6 7 0
Opiates/opioids 267 315 36 24 33 4
– Heroin (specified) 89 39 8 -- -- 0
– Methadone 60 69 6 -- -- 0
– All other opiates/opioids 139 242 22 19 30 4
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents -- 5 0 0 -- --
Salicylates/combinations -- -- -- -- -- --
Misc. analgesics/combinations 8 38 -- 4 13 --
Anticonvulsants 20 4 0 -- 5 0
Muscle relaxants 18 27 0 -- 7 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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