Drug-Related Mortality, Arizona, 1986-1996


TABLE 1
NUMBER OF DRUG-RELATED DEATHS BY CIRCUMSTANCES AND CONDITIONS RESULTING IN DEATH BY YEAR, ARIZONA, 1986-1996

Circumstances and conditions resulting in death:

Comments*

1986

1987

1988

1989

1990

1991

1992

1993

1994

1995

1996

Drug dependence and drug abuse, total: a

Organic psychotic conditions and non-psychotic mental disorders associated with intake of drugs

 

 

52

 

 

31

 

 

17

 

 

20

 

 

16

 

 

25

 

 

57

 

 

42

 

 

25

 

 

42

 

 

49

---Drug psychoses

Syndromes due to consumption of drugs

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

---Drug dependence

A compulsion to take a drug on a continuous or periodic basis

 

49

 

29

 

15

 

17

 

15

 

25

 

53

 

36

 

22

 

41

 

46

---Non-dependent abuse of drugs

Maladaptive effect of a drug on which person is not dependent

 

3

 

2

 

2

 

3

 

1

 

0

 

4

 

6

 

3

 

1

 

3

Accidental drug misuse/unintentional poisoning by drugs b

Accident in the use of drugs

66

70

100

99

83

78

131

162

232

227

276

Suicide by drugs

Suicidal poisoning by drugs or medicaments

 

56

 

81

 

68

 

72

 

66

 

61

 

78

 

85

 

81

 

108

 

56

Homicide by drugs

Assault by drugs and medicaments

1

0

1

1

0

1

0

1

0

0

1

Undetermined whether accidentally or purposely inflicted

An investigation by medical or legal authority has not determined whether poisoning by drugs and medicaments is accidental, suicidal or homicidal

 

 

 

11

 

 

 

13

 

 

 

15

 

 

 

6

 

 

 

9

 

 

 

20

 

 

 

17

 

 

 

20

 

 

 

18

 

 

 

18

 

 

 

21

Total drug-related deaths

 

186

195

198

198

172

185

281

304

356

395

403

*International Classification of Diseases, Adapted-Ninth Revision, Geneva: World Health Organization, 1977.

a Includes death attributable to drug psychoses, drug dependence and non-dependent abuse of drugs.

b Includes death attributable to accidental poisoning by drugs andmedicaments and adverse effects of drugs in therapeutic use.


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