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Table 69. Estimated Number of Emergency Department Cocaine Mentions, by Metropolitan Area, 19932000

Metro Area

1993

1994

1995

1996

1997

1998

1999

2000

Total U.S.

123,423

142,878

135,801

152,433

161,087

172,014

168,763

174,896

Atlanta

4,384

6,165

6,515

5,434

4,244

5,980

5,236

6,229

Baltimore

7,643

8,882

8,603

8,515

6,253

6,871

6,921

4,943

Boston

3,912

4,715

5,267

4,109

3,333

4,526

3,560

4,101

Buffalo

974

1,207

1,334

2,203

1,526

1,225

1,119

1,018

Chicago

8,640

10,797

10,702

12,688

14,373

13,640

13,399

14,871

Dallas

1,345

1,426

1,457

1,393

1,778

2,586

2,107

2,180

Denver

968

1,299

1,149

811

1,072

1,254

1,382

1,342

Detroit

8,991

7,964

8,767

10,435

8,093

8,617

7,699

7,870

L.A.-Long Beach

5,362

5,070

4,985

5,710

4,707

5,783

6,772

9,111

Miami-Hialeah

2,662

2,742

3,078

3,104

3,254

3,553

4,018

4,381

Minn.-St. Paul

457

578

465

675

736

773

814

841

New Orleans

1,686

1,884

2,018

2,380

2,363

2,396

2,140

1,998

New York

21,085

20,214

19,724

21,592

20,202

19,549

14,799

14,250

Newark

3,825

4,228

4,658

4,436

3,571

3,743

3,124

2,726

Philadelphia

9,943

8,446

9,502

10,384

11,202

13,049

12,434

10,497

Phoenix

838

1,067

1,165

1,382

1,334

1,486

1,882

1,778

St. Louis

1,220

2,329

1,841

1,852

1,494

2,073

2,329

2,403

San Diego

869

668

644

906

846

971

1,063

1,002

San Francisco

3,035

3,123

2,560

2,315

1,979

1,843

1,936

2,056

Seattle

1,760

2,896

2,157

2,143

2,850

2,399

2,520

3,338

Washington, DC

4,275

4,849

3,542

3,881

3,223

3,718

3,150

2,830

National panel

29,550

42,330

35,668

46,085

62,654

66,078

70,361

75,129

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).











Last Updated: April 22, 2002