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Table 71. Estimated Number of Emergency Department Marijuana/Hashish Mentions, by Metropolitan Area, 19932000

Metro area

1993

1994

1995

1996

1997

1998

1999

2000

Total U.S.

28,873

40,183

45,271

53,789

64,744

76,870

87,150

96,446

Atlanta

849

1,527

1,671

1,547

1,578

2,633

2,515

2,431

Baltimore

625

770

945

1,194

1,402

1,495

1,679

1,620

Boston

1,185

1,870

2,400

2,127

1,768

2,907

1,961

2,945

Buffalo

138

230

295

512

472

453

493

553

Chicago

1,366

2,219

2,919

3,533

4,424

5,002

4,561

5,401

Dallas

367

477

555

556

916

1,513

1,176

1,226

Denver

202

406

497

288

505

579

681

818

Detroit

2,716

2,849

3,875

4,215

3,746

4,335

4,100

4,344

LA-Long Beach

1,745

1,658

1,706

2,132

2,084

3,423

5,473

5,846

Miami-Hialeah

472

711

969

1,015

1,030

1,118

1,285

1,770

Minn.-St. Paul

391

482

469

544

604

491

627

803

New Orleans

610

885

1,025

1,247

1,345

1,196

1,044

1,068

New York

2,092

2,589

2,976

3,571

3,842

3,684

3,491

3,544

Newark

436

628

743

627

500

532

533

541

Philadelphia

1,955

2,085

3,061

3,436

4,556

5,310

5,465

4,936

Phoenix

226

453

474

610

741

726

1,028

1,073

St. Louis

155

901

861

925

1,109

1,338

1,640

1,763

San Diego

479

513

480

626

970

1,127

923

955

San Francisco

451

479

507

425

390

394

470

627

Seattle

406

870

993

897

1,663

936

808

1,414

Washington, DC

2,102

2,712

2,035

2,167

2,394

2,362

2,518

2,511

National panel

9,905

14,868

15,814

21,596

28,075

35,316

44,679

50,255

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