TABLE 1

NUMBER OF DRUG-RELATED DEATHS BY CIRCUMSTANCES AND CONDITIONS RESULTING IN DEATH BY YEAR, ARIZONA, 1985-1995

Circumstances and Conditions Resulting in Death

Comments*

1985

1986

1987

1988

1989

1990

1991

1992

1993

1994

1995

DRUG DEPENDENCE AND DRUG ABUSE, TOTALa:

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

34

52

31

17

20

16

25

57

42

25

42

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 continous or periodic basis

32

49

29

15

17

15

25

53

36

22

41

 Non-dependent Abuse of Drugs

 Maladaptive effect of a drug on which person is not dependent

2

3

2

2

3

1

0

4

7

3

1

ACCIDENTAL DRUG MISUSE/UNINTENTIONAL POISONING BY DRUGS, TOTALb:

 Accident in the use of drugs

56

66

70

97

99

81

78

129

156

232

227

SUICIDE BY DRUGS

 Suicidal poisoning by drugs or medicaments

56

56

81

68

72

66

61

78

85

81

108

HOMICIDE BY DRUGS

 Assault by drugs and medicaments

3

1

0

1

1

0

1

0

1

0

0

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

6

11

13

15

6

9

20

17

20

18

18

TOTAL DRUG-RELATED DEATHS

 

155

186

195

198

198

172

185

281

304

356

395

 * 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 and medicaments and adverse effects of drugs in therapeutic use.



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