VIRUSMYTH HOMEPAGE


TABLE 4

Drug deaths and diseases in the USA by age and sex 1990-1994 (1, 2, 3)

Drugs  
% male
% 18-54 years
cocaine users
hospitals
deaths
70, 82 (4)
67
80
 
99
 
heroin users
hospitals
deaths
69, 83 (4)
71
83
 
99
 
amphetamines users
hospitals
deaths
80
61
79
 
97
 
nitrites users
hospitals
deaths
98 (5)
 
 
>98
 
 
all combined users
hospitals
deaths
75, 78 (6), 86 (7)
71
77
>75
 
 
1. Bureau of Justice Statistics. Drugs, crime, and the justice system. 1992.
2. U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Annual emergency department data 1993. Data from the Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN) 1993; 81-110.
3. U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Annual Medical Examiner Data. Data from the Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN) 1994; 1-82, 1994.
4. Wesson D, Smith D. Cocaine: treatment perspectives, in Cocaine Use in America: epidemiologic and clinical perspectives, N. Kozel and E. Adams (eds.) NIDA US Dept. HHS, Washington, DC, 1985.
5. San Francisco Department of Public Health, Lesbian & Gay Substance Abuse Planning Group. Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Substance Abuse Needs Assessment. 1991, August; Ascher MS, Sheppard HW, Winkelstein Jr W, Vittinghoff E. Does drug use cause AIDS? Nature 1993; 362: 103-104.
6. Clinton W, The White House. The National Drug Control Strategy: 1996. The White House, Washington DC, 1996.
7. Bureau of Justice Statistics.1988 Special ReportóDrug Law Violators, 1980-1986.


VIRUSMYTH HOMEPAGE