TABLE 3

NUMBER OF DRUG-RELATED DEATHS BY TYPE OF DRUG AND YEAR, ARIZONA, 1985-1995

TYPE OF DRUG

COMMENTSa

1985

1986

1987

1989

1989

1990

1991

1992

1993

1994

1995

Cocaine Typeb

Cocaine leaves and derivatives

14

21

24

34

29

12

31

33

32

37

22

Morphine Type

Heroin, methadone, opium and combinations of morphine with any other drug

32

30

14

14

34

33

27

43

56

69

95

Barbiturates,

Tranquilizers and other

Psychotropic Agents

Barbiturates, non-barbiturates sedatives and tranquilizers, anti-depressants, hallucinogens and psychostimulants

29

43

53

47

52

42

30

40

58

52

45

Other, Mixed and Unspecified

Excludes alcohol and tobacco

80

92

104

103

83

85

97

165

158

198

233

All Types

 

155

186

195

198

198

172

185

281

304

356

395

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

b Includes cocaine type deaths attributed to unintentional drug misuse and also those classified in terms of drug dependence and drug abuse.



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