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Table 72. Estimated Number of Emergency Department Methamphetamine/Speed Mentions, by Metropolitan Area, 19932000

Metro area

1993

1994

1995

1996

1997

1998

1999

2000

Total U.S.

9,926

17,665

15,936

11,002

17,154

11,491

10,447

13,513

Atlanta

55

101

147

135

214

162

83

109

Baltimore

5

4

4

6

7

6

10

6

Boston

15

3

7

13

6

12

14

Buffalo

7

8

6

9

8

9

7

5

Chicago

20

20

34

28

29

33

22

25

Dallas

79

154

203

115

159

186

100

135

Denver

55

145

176

105

292

120

101

110

Detroit

24

17

15

0

LA-Long Beach

1,226

1,400

1,276

1,268

1,229

786

910

1,375

Miami-Hialeah

4

8

5

9

10

16

9

15

Minn.-St. Paul

42

64

93

108

217

112

112

153

New Orleans

10

12

18

22

26

25

23

27

New York

16

21

23

21

32

36

17

31

Newark

1

3

6

Philadelphia

110

92

91

66

101

48

47

67

Phoenix

481

813

777

725

800

446

341

600

St. Louis

29

52

76

39

67

66

104

162

San Diego

929

913

686

666

976

721

584

747

San Francisco

992

1,258

1,106

934

1,012

616

554

591

Seattle

177

299

260

195

479

266

353

540

Washington, DC

20

33

24

11

16

33

62

National panel

5,628

12,245

10,906

6,499

11,454

7,810

7,010

8,731

Estimate does not meet standard of precision.

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