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Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL


Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 366
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 68
Metro area population, 2008 5,414,772
Population covered by DAWN 3,663,538
Percent of population covered by DAWN 68%

Metro area overview: Deaths and population by county, 2008
Counties Drug-related Drug-related suicide Population
Deaths Rate Deaths Rate
* Area did not participate in DAWN this year.
Total participating (2) 366 10.0 68 1.9 3,663,538
1. Broward County, FL*         1,751,234
2. Miami-Dade County, FL 219 9.1 38 1.6 2,398,245
3. Palm Beach County, FL 147 11.6 30 2.4 1,265,293

Deaths by manner of death, 2008
Suicide 15.7%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 1.8%
Accidental 76.0%
Natural 6.5%

Place of death, 2008
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 110
Home 166
Public place 34
Other 36
Not documented 20

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 14
Home 36
Public place 4
Other 10
Not documented 4

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2008
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 14 239 253
Benzodiazepines 0 182 182
Cocaine 34 147 181
Alcohol 8 103 111
Antidepressants 0 54 54

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2008
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Benzodiazepines 2 40 42
Opiates/opioids 1 33 34
Alcohol 0 26 26
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 0 25 25
Antidepressants 0 24 24

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2008
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 14.9
Female 5.4

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 1.8
21 to 34 15.2
35 to 54 20.7
55 and over 3.6

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related suicide, 2008
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 1.9
Female 1.9

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.3
21 to 34 1.5
35 to 54 3.0
55 and over 2.3

Drug-related deaths by drug category, 2007-2008
Drug category Drug-related Drug-related suicide
Deaths, 2007 Deaths, 2008 Single-drug deaths, 2008 Deaths, 2007 Deaths, 2008 Single-drug deaths, 2008
* Includes alcohol in combination with other drugs (all ages) and alcohol alone in decedents under age 21.
Includes MDMA (Ecstasy), GHB, flunitrazepam (Rohypnol), and ketamine.
†† Includes PCP, LSD, and miscellaneous hallucinogens.
ALL DRUGS   366 59   68 6
Alcohol*   111 8   26 0
Cocaine   181 34   8 0
Marijuana   13 0   0 0
Stimulants   7 0   -- 0
Club drugs   5 0   -- 0
Hallucinogens††   0 0   0 0
Inhalants   -- --   0 0
Antidepressants   54 0   24 0
Antipsychotics   13 0   14 --
Benzodiazepines   182 0   42 --
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics   35 0   25 0
Opiates/opioids   253 14   34 --
– Heroin (specified)   61 5   0 0
– Methadone   62 --   6 0
– All other opiates/opioids   172 8   30 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents   -- 0   -- 0
Salicylates/combinations   0 0   0 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations   32 --   13 --
Anticonvulsants   5 0   8 0
Muscle relaxants   5 0   6 0

End Notes

1. Drug-related deaths exclude suicides.
2. All death rates are per 100,000 population.
3. -- A number less than 4 has been suppressed.
SOURCE: Office of Applied Studies, SAMHSA, Drug Abuse Warning Network, 2008 (08/2009 update).

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