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Table 68. Estimated Number of Emergency Department Drug Episodes, by Metropolitan Area, 19932000

Metro area

1993

1994

1995

1996

1997

1998

1999

2000

Total U.S.

460,910

518,521

513,633

514,347

527,058

542,544

554,932

601,776

Atlanta

7,728

10,828

11,063

9,400

8,004

10,722

10,195

11,114

Baltimore

13,474

15,862

15,966

15,994

12,755

13,736

14,172

11,505

Boston

12,644

15,225

16,073

13,539

12,229

13,657

11,669

14,902

Buffalo

2,522

2,926

2,714

3,587

2,812

2,683

2,711

2,899

Chicago

17,978

21,511

21,885

23,524

26,891

26,209

26,158

30,330

Dallas

4,739

5,160

5,230

4,978

6,195

7,198

6,245

6,798

Denver

3,791

5,034

4,609

3,419

4,338

4,091

4,816

4,946

Detroit

19,169

17,162

18,630

20,822

17,604

17,483

16,126

17,042

L.A.-Long Beach

20,611

19,256

19,260

20,278

17,187

17,103

20,678

25,288

Miami-Hialeah

5,588

5,849

6,421

6,292

6,285

6,426

7,128

8,560

Minn.-St. Paul

4,558

4,611

4,327

4,836

4,974

4,348

4,643

5,198

New Orleans

4,092

4,739

5,868

5,844

5,209

5,091

4,459

4,664

New York

45,116

43,127

40,792

40,471

37,116

36,142

30,662

31,885

Newark

9,216

9,395

10,870

9,909

8,893

8,944

8,301

7,749

Philadelphia

19,801

17,711

20,502

21,634

23,229

24,928

24,413

23,433

Phoenix

5,930

6,879

7,913

7,434

7,327

7,060

8,293

9,072

St. Louis

4,020

6,039

5,662

6,188

5,664

5,719

6,336

6,908

San Diego

5,310

5,051

4,661

5,811

6,754

6,982

7,036

7,094

San Francisco

11,763

11,766

10,165

9,536

9,424

9,070

8,930

7,857

Seattle

7,266

10,049

8,517

8,476

10,593

8,332

8,426

11,116

Washington, DC

12,339

14,152

11,830

11,720

11,194

11,596

10,282

10,303

National panel

223,256

266,189

260,674

260,654

282,380

295,023

313,254

343,112

Note: These estimates are based on a representative sample of non-Federal short-stay hospitals with 24-hour emergency departments in the coterminous United States.

Source: Office of Applied Studies, Drug Abuse Warning Network, 2000 (March 2001 update).











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