Drug-Related Mortality, Arizona, 1986-1996


TABLE 4
MORTALITY RATESa AND PERCENT DISTRIBUTION OF DRUG-RELATED DEATHS BY TYPE OF DRUG AND YEAR, ARIZONA, 1986-1996

MORTALITY RATES:

TYPE OF DRUG

1986

1987

1988

1989

1990

1991

1992

1993

1994

1995

1996

Cocaine Typea

0.6

0.7

0.9

0.8

0.3

0.8

0.9

0.8

0.9

0.5

0.8

Morphine Typea

0.9

0.4

0.4

0.9

0.9

0.7

1.1

1.4

1.7

2.3

1.9

Barbiturates, Tranquilizers and Other Psychotropic Agentsa

 

1.3

 

1.5

 

1.3

 

1.4

 

1.1

 

0.8

 

1.0

 

1.5

 

1.3

 

1.1

 

0.6

Other, Mixed and Unspecifieda

2.7

3.0

2.9

2.2

2.3

2.6

4.3

4.0

4.9

5.6

5.7

All Typesb

5.4

5.4

5.5

5.4

4.6

4.8

7.0

7.6

8.5

9.2

8.8

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION:

TYPE OF DRUG

1986

1987

1988

1989

1990

1991

1992

1993

1994

1995

1996

Cocaine Type

11.3

12.3

17.2

14.6

7.0

16.8

11.7

10.5

10.4

5.6

8.7

Morphine Type

16.1

7.2

7.1

17.2

19.2

14.6

15.3

18.4

19.4

24.0

21.1

Barbiturates, Tranquilizers and Other Psychotropic Agents

 

23.1

 

27.2

 

23.7

 

26.3

 

24.4

 

16.2

 

14.2.

 

19.1

 

14.6

 

11.4

 

6.9

Other, Mixed and Unspecified

49.5

53.3

52.0

41.9

49.4

52.4

58.7

52.0

55.6

59.0

63.3

All Typesc

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


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