Drug-Related Mortality, Arizona, 1986-1996


TABLE 8
DRUG-RELATED DEATH RATES BY MORTALITY CATEGORY AND ETHNIC GROUP, ARIZONA, 1996

Mortality Category

Mortality Ratesa by Ethnic Group:

Whiteb

Hispanic

Black

American Indian

All Ethnic Groups

Total drug-related deathsc

9.4

8.3

13.0

7.4

9.0

- due to drug dependence and drug abuse:c

1.3

0.8

1.3

0.8

1.1

- due to accidental drug misuse

6.1

6.7

11.0

3.9

6.2

- suicide by drugs:

1.6

0.6

0.7

1.6

1.3

Cocaine-related deaths:d

0.6

1.0

5.8

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0.8

Morphine-related deathsd

1.9

2.4

0.7

1.2

1.9

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

 

0.9

 

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0.4

 

0.6

Deaths related to other, mixed and

unspecified drugs:

6.0

4.9

6.5

5.8

5.7

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

1.6

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1.0

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

17.5

18.5

23.9

12.4

17.6

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

9.2

8.9

18.2

17.5

9.6

aTotal number of drug-related deathsper 100,000 persons in specified group in 1996.

bNon-Hispanic.

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

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

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

---No deaths.



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