Drug-Related Mortality, Arizona, 1986-1996


TABLE 2
MORTALITY RATES AND PERCENT DISTRIBUTION OF DRUG-RELATED MORTALITY BY CIRCUMSTANCES AND CONDITIONS RESULTING IN DEATH, ARIZONA, 1986-1996

 

MORTALITY RATES:

CIRCUMSTANCES AND CONDITIONS

1986

1987

1988

1989

1990

1991

1992

1993

1994

1995

1996

Drug dependence & drug abusea

1.5

0.9

0.5

0.5

0.4

0.7

1.5

1.8

0.6

1.0

1.1

Accidental drug misusea

2.0

2.0

2.7

2.7

2.2

2.1

3.3

4.0

5.7

5.4

6.2

Suicide by Drugsa

1.7

2.3

1.9

1.9

1.8

1.6

2.0

2.2

2.0

2.6

1.3

Homicide by Drugsa

0.0

--

0.0

0.0

--

0.0

--

0.0

--

--

0.0

Undetermineda

0.3

0.4

0.4

0.2

0.2

0.5

0.4

0.5

0.4

0.4

0.5

Total, all drug-related deathsb

5.4

5.4

5.5

5.4

4.6

4.8

7.0

7.6

8.5

9.2

9.0

 

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION:

CIRCUMSTANCES AND CONDITIONS

1986

1987

1988

1989

1990

1991

1992

1993

1994

1995

1996

Drug dependence & drug abuse

28.0

15.9

8.6

10.1

9.3

13.5

20.3

13.8

7.0

10.6

12.2

Accidental drug misuse

35.5

35.9

49.0

50.0

47.1

42.2

45.9

51.3

65.2

57.5

68.5

Suicide by Drugs

30.1

41.5

34.3

36.4

38.4

33.0

27.8

28.0

22.8

27.4

13.9

Homicide by Drugs

0.5

--

0.5

0.5

--

0.5

--

0.3

--

--

0.3

Undetermined

5.9

6.7

7.6

3.0

5.2

10.8

6.0

6.6

5.0

4.6

5.2

Total, all drug-related deathsc

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

aNumber of drug-related deaths per 100,000 population

bAge-adjusted mortality rates.

cTotal may not add due to rounding.

0.0Quantity equal or less than 0.05.

--:Quantity zero.


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