TABLE 12

DRUG-RELATED MORTALITY IN URBAN AND RURAL AREASa BY CIRCUMSTANCES AND CONDITIONS RESULTING IN DEATH AND YEAR, ARIZONA, 1985-1995

Circumstances and Conditions Resulting in Death

1985

1986

1987

1988

1989

1990

1991

1992

1993

1994

1995

URBAN, all drug-related deaths

Drug dependence and drug abuse

Accidental drug misuse

Suicide by drugs

Homicide by drugs

Undetermined

142

34

48

53

3

4

175

51

60

52

1

11

167

30

57

67

0

13

177

15

87

62

1

12

173

19

89

59

1

5

149

15

72

55

0

7

173

25

74

57

1

16

221

52

102

55

0

12

245

37

131

68

1

8

302

22

203

63

0

14

341

35

200

91

0

15

RURAL, all drug-related deaths

Drug dependence and drug abuse

Accidental drug misuse

Suicide by drugs

Homicide by drugs

Undetermined

13

0

8

3

0

2

11

1

6

4

0

0

28

1

13

14

0

0

21

2

10

6

0

3

25

1

10

13

0

1

23

1

9

11

0

2

12

0

4

4

0

4

60

5

27

23

0

5

59

5

25

17

0

12

54

3

29

18

0

4

54

7

27

17

0

3

TOTAL, all drug-related deaths

Drug dependence and drug abuse

Accidental drug misuse

Suicide by drugs

Homicide by drugs

Undetermined

155

34

56

56

3

6

186

52

66

56

1

11

195

31

70

81

0

13

198

17

97

68

1

15

198

20

99

72

1

6

172

16

81

66

0

9

185

25

78

61

1

20

281

57

129

78

0

17

304

42

156

85

1

20

356

25

232

81

0

18

395

42

227

108

0

18

Prior to 1990, Maricopa and Pima Counties were delineated by the Census Bureau as urbanized areas in Arizona. Beginning in 1990, Yuma County, and in 1993 Pinal County, met the criteria of the Census Bureau and were classified as urban. The remaining counties comprise Arizona's rural areas.


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