TABLE 8

AVERAGE ANNUAL DRUG-RELATED DEATH RATES BY MORTALITY CATEGORY AND ETHNIC GROUP, ARIZONA 1985-1995

Mortality Ratesa by Ethnic Group:

Mortality Category:

Whiteb

Hispanic

Black

American Indian

All Ethnic Groups

Total drug-related deathsc

6.9

5.6

9.1

5.1

6.5

- due to drug dependence and drug abuse:c

0.8

1.1

1.7

0.7

1.0

- due to accidental drug misuse

3.1

3.3

5.8

2.9

3.2

- suicide by drugs:

2.5

0.7

1.4

1.0

2.0

Cocaine-related deaths:d

0.6

0.8

2.8

0.6

0.7

Morphine-related deathsd

1.0

1.6

1.1

0.9

1.1

Deaths related to barbiturates, tranquilizers and other psychotropic agents:d

1.5

0.6

1.3

0.6

1.2

Deaths related to other,mixed and unspecified drugs:

3.8

2.7

3.9

2.9

3.5

Drug-related deaths among persons 15-19 years old:e

2.6

2.5

2.8

1.8

2.5

Drug-related deaths among persons 20-44 years old:e

11.8

11.3

16.5

10.1

11.6

Drug-related deaths among persons 45-64 years old:e

7.1

5.5

10.8

7.0

6.9

a Total number of drug-related deaths for 1985-1995 per 100,000 persons in specified group per year.

b Non-Hispanic.

c Number of drug-related deaths by ethnic group is given in Table 6.

d Number of drug-related deaths by type of drug and ethnicity is given in Table 7.

e Number of drug-related deaths by age group and ethnicity is give in Table 9.


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