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Accession Number PB2013-108766
Title Drug Abuse Warning Network, 2010: Area Profiles of Drug-Related Mortality.
Publication Date 2013
Media Count 294p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract The Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN) is a public health surveillance system that monitors drug-related deaths referred to medical examiners and coroners (ME/Cs). In 2010, there were 543 participating ME/Cs who identified and reported to DAWN on all deaths referred to their offices that met the DAWN criteria for being a drug-related death. These ME/Cs represent the larger metropolitan and micropolitan areas in 37 States and, collectively, cover over one third of the nations population. Findings in this publication reflect data on drug-related deaths that occurred during calendar year 2010 and were reported by participating ME/Cs to DAWN. In selected tables, data from reporting year 2009 are included for comparison. The Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality (CBHSQ) of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is responsible for DAWN. The mortality component of DAWN does not rely on a statistical sample of ME/Cs. Findings cannot be considered representative of ME/Cs that did not participate, and results cannot be extrapolated to the United States as a whole. DAWN mortality data for 2003 and later are not comparable to mortality data for any years prior to 2003 because of changes introduced in the 2003 reporting year.
Keywords Coroners
Data management
Drug abuse
Drug related deaths
Drug use
Health surveillance system
Illicit drugs
Medical examiners
Substance abuse
Therapeutic purposes

Source Agency Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
NTIS Subject Category 57E - Clinical Medicine
44C - Community & Population Characteristics
92C - Social Concerns
57Q - Pharmacology & Pharmacological Chemistry
57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
44T - Data & Information Systems
Corporate Author Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Rockville, MD. Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1318
Contract Number HHSS28320070002I

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