Drug-Related Mortality, Arizona, 1986-1996


TABLE 12
DRUG-RELATED MORTALITY IN URBAN AND RURAL AREAS BY CIRCUMSTANCES AND CONDITIONS RESULTING IN DEATH AND YEAR, ARIZONA, 1986-1996
YEAR
1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996
TOTAL Drug dependence and drug abuse 52 31 17 20 16 25 57 42 25 42 49
Accidental drug misuse 66 76 100 99 83 78 131 162 232 227 276
Suicide by drugs 56 81 68 72 66 61 78 85 81 108 56
Homicide by drugs 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1
Undetermined 11 13 15 6 9 20 17 20 18 18 21
TOTAL 186 201 201 198 174 185 283 310 356 395 403
URBAN Drug dependence and drug abuse 49 30 15 19 15 25 52 37 22 35 41
Accidental drug misuse 55 58 86 87 74 74 104 141 203 200 239
Suicide by drugs 48 67 62 59 55 57 55 68 63 91 48
Homicide by drugs 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1
Undetermined 10 13 12 5 7 16 12 10 14 15 9
TOTAL 163 168 176 171 151 173 223 257 302 341 338
RURAL Drug dependence and drug abuse 3 1 2 1 1 0 5 5 3 7 8
Accidental drug misuse 11 18 14 12 9 4 27 21 29 27 37
Suicide by drugs 8 14 6 13 11 4 23 17 18 17 8
Undetermined 1 0 3 1 2 4 5 10 4 3 12
TOTAL 23 33 25 27 23 12 60 53 54 54 65
Prior to 1990, Maricopa and Pima counties were delineated as urbanized areas in Arizona. Beginning in 1990, Yuma County, and in 1993 Pinal County, met the criteria and were classified as urban. The remaining counties comprise Arizona's rural areas.



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