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Table 3 Characteristics of adult opioid users admitted to drug and medical services: NYC, 2006

From: Estimating the prevalence of illicit opioid use in New York City using multiple data sources

Characteristic Drug Services Entrants (CDS) Emergency Room Admissions (SPARCS) Hospital Inpatient Discharges (SPARCS)
  Opioid usersa N (%) Total individuals entering drug servicesb N (%) Opioid users in drug services populationb (%) Opioid users in NYC(county) populationc (Rate/100,000) Opioid usersa N (%) Total individuals admitted to ER N (%) Opioid users in ER population (%) Opioid users in NYC(county) populationc (Rate/100,000) Opioid usersa N (%) Total individuals admitted to hospitalb N (%) Opioid users in hospital populationb (%) Opioid users in NYC(county) populationc (Rate/100,000)
Total 26,938 (100.0) 80,768 (100.0) 33.4 429 7,856 (100.0) 1,129,68 (100.0) 0.70 125 24,924 (100.0) 615,663 (100.0) 4.05 397
Age (years)             
 Mean 41 40    41 42    44 52   
 SD 9.5 11.0    10.1 17.3    10.6 20.9   
 Median 40 40    41 39    44 51   
 Range 18-76+ 18-76+    18-116 18-124    18-99 18-116   
Sex             
 Male 20,281 61,065 33.2 323 5,649 484,228 1.17 90 17,502 233,786 7.48 279
  (75.3) (75.6)    (71.9) (42.9)    (70.2) (38.0)   
 Female 6,657 19,703 33.8 106 2,207 645,353 0.34 35 7,422   1.94 118
  (24.7) (24.4)    (28.1) (57.1)    (29.8) (62.0)   
County of Residence             
 New York 6,917 21,501 32.2 517 2,068 222,181 0.93 155 6,439 122,459 5.26 482
  (25.7) (26.6)    (26.3) (19.7)    (25.8) (19.9)   
 Queens 3,607 13,328 27.1 206 795 246,088 0.32 45 3,066 145,271 2.11 175
  (13.4) (16.5)    (10.1) (21.8)    (12.3) (23.6)   
 Kings 7,085 21,288 33.3 382 2,253 333,495 0.68 121 6,544 190,454 3.44 353
  (26.3) (26.4)    (28.7) (29.5)    (26.3) (30.9)   
 Bronx 8,172 20,500 39.9 841 2,548 268,925 0.95 262 7,953 121,770 6.53 819
  (30.3) (25.4)    (32.4) (23.8)    (31.9) (19.8)   
 Richmond 1,157 4,151 27.9 319 192 58,919 0.33 53 922 35,709 2.58 254
  (4.3) (5.1)    (2.4) (5.2)    (3.7) (5.8)   
  1. a Unique individuals; persons younger than 18 years are excluded.
  2. b Includes individuals who had admissions for detoxification or rehabilitation procedures.
  3. c Total NYC and county population measures represent the 5 NYC boroughs for ages 18 and older, 2006. Downloaded August 16, 2010 from NYC.gov epiquery function: https://a816-healthpsi.nyc.gov/epiquery/EpiQuery/Census/index2001.html.