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Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI


Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 217
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 46
Metro area population, 2008 3,229,878
Population covered by DAWN 2,661,495
Percent of population covered by DAWN 82%

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 (9) 217 8.2 46 1.7 2,661,495
1. Anoka County, MN*         327,090
2. Carver County, MN 0 0.0 2 2.2 90,043
3. Chisago County, MN 5 9.9 2 4.0 50,257
4. Dakota County, MN 19 4.8 4 1.0 392,755
5. Hennepin County, MN 98 8.6 14 1.2 1,140,988
6. Isanti County, MN*         39,105
7. Ramsey County, MN 67 13.4 17 3.4 501,428
8. Scott County, MN 3 2.3 2 1.6 128,937
9. Sherburne County, MN 13 14.8 1 1.1 87,660
10. Washington County, MN 12 5.2 4 1.7 229,173
11. Wright County, MN*         119,701
12. Pierce County, WI 0 0.0 0 0.0 40,254
13. St. Croix County, WI*         82,487

Deaths by manner of death, 2008
Suicide 17.5%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 16.3%
Accidental 60.8%
Natural 5.3%

Place of death, 2008
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 34
Home 146
Public place 7
Other 29
Not documented --

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 8
Home 25
Public place 4
Other 9
Not documented 0

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2008
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 53 100 153
Alcohol 1 60 61
Cocaine 7 31 38
Benzodiazepines 2 30 32
Antidepressants 2 21 23

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2008
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Antidepressants 6 11 17
Opiates/opioids 4 11 15
Alcohol 0 14 14
Misc. analgesics/combinations 0 9 9
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 2 6 8

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2008
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 10.1
Female 6.2

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.9
21 to 34 11.7
35 to 54 14.2
55 and over 6.0

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related suicide, 2008
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 2.0
Female 1.4

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.1
21 to 34 2.0
35 to 54 2.9
55 and over 1.9

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 186 217 87 24 46 17
Alcohol* 62 61 -- 7 14 0
Cocaine 65 38 7 -- 4 0
Marijuana 10 7 -- 0 -- 0
Stimulants 10 17 4 -- -- --
Club drugs 0 -- -- 0 0 0
Hallucinogens†† 0 0 0 0 0 0
Inhalants 0 -- 0 -- 0 0
Antidepressants 16 23 -- 8 17 6
Antipsychotics -- -- -- -- 7 --
Benzodiazepines 15 32 -- 5 4 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 6 14 0 4 8 --
Opiates/opioids 131 153 53 10 15 4
– Heroin (specified) 5 8 4 0 0 0
– Methadone 43 39 12 -- -- --
– All other opiates/opioids 92 112 37 9 13 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 5 5 -- 0 0 0
Salicylates/combinations -- -- -- 0 -- 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations 14 17 -- 5 9 0
Anticonvulsants -- -- 0 -- -- 0
Muscle relaxants 5 6 -- -- 5 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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