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Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL: Miami-Dade County, FL

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 219
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 38
Population 2,398,245
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 9.1
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 1.6

Deaths by manner of death, 2008
Suicide 14.8%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 0.0%
Accidental 74.7%
Natural 10.5%

Place of death, 2008
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 78
Home 87
Public place 28
Other 26
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 9
Home 22
Public place --
Other 6
Not documented 0

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2008
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Cocaine 30 104 134
Opiates/opioids 6 118 124
Benzodiazepines 0 87 87
Alcohol 8 73 81
Antidepressants 0 38 38

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2008
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 13.3
Female 5.2

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 1.7
21 to 34 9.7
35 to 54 20.1
55 and over 3.8

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   219 47   38 --
Alcohol*   81 8   16 --
Cocaine   134 30   4 --
Marijuana   5 0   0 --
Stimulants   7 0   -- --
Club drugs   4 0   -- --
Hallucinogens††   0 0   0 --
Inhalants   -- --   0 --
Antidepressants   38 0   17 --
Antipsychotics   7 0   11 --
Benzodiazepines   87 0   23 --
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics   26 0   15 --
Opiates/opioids   124 6   19 --
– Heroin (specified)   59 5   0 --
– Methadone   11 0   -- --
– All other opiates/opioids   75 --   19 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents   -- 0   -- --
Salicylates/combinations   0 0   0 --
Misc. analgesics/combinations   16 --   8 --
Anticonvulsants   5 0   5 --
Muscle relaxants   5 0   6 --

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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