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Indianapolis-Carmel, IN: Marion County, IN

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 148
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 17
Population 880,380
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 16.8
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 1.9

Deaths by manner of death, 2008
Suicide 10.3%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 18.8%
Accidental 70.9%
Natural 0.0%

Place of death, 2008
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 43
Home 76
Public place --
Other 26
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 4
Home 11
Public place 0
Other --
Not documented 0

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2008
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 12 111 123
Benzodiazepines 0 65 65
Alcohol 0 43 43
Cocaine 2 31 33
Marijuana 0 25 25

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2008
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 22.4
Female 11.5

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 3.4
21 to 34 30.4
35 to 54 27.8
55 and over 8.6

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 105 148 20 15 17 4
Alcohol* 26 43 0 4 -- 0
Cocaine 31 33 -- -- 0 0
Marijuana 18 25 0 0 -- 0
Stimulants -- 4 0 0 0 0
Club drugs 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens†† -- 0 0 0 0 0
Inhalants 0 -- -- 0 0 0
Antidepressants 15 11 -- -- 5 0
Antipsychotics 0 0 0 -- -- --
Benzodiazepines 47 65 0 5 7 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics -- 5 0 -- -- 0
Opiates/opioids 89 123 12 8 9 0
– Heroin (specified) 8 29 -- 0 0 0
– Methadone 26 31 -- 0 -- 0
– All other opiates/opioids 72 100 8 8 9 0
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents -- -- 0 -- -- 0
Salicylates/combinations -- -- -- -- -- 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations 6 4 0 -- 4 --
Anticonvulsants -- -- 0 -- -- --
Muscle relaxants -- -- 0 0 -- 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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