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Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH


Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 225
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 25
Metro area population, 2008 2,088,291
Population covered by DAWN 1,283,925
Percent of population covered by DAWN 61%

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 (1) 225 17.5 25 1.9 1,283,925
1. Cuyahoga County, OH 225 17.5 25 1.9 1,283,925
2. Geauga County, OH*         94,753
3. Lake County, OH*         234,030
4. Lorain County, OH*         304,373
5. Medina County, OH*         171,210

Deaths by manner of death, 2008
Suicide 10.0%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 3.6%
Accidental 85.6%
Natural 0.8%

Place of death, 2008
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 94
Home 92
Public place 7
Other 29
Not documented --

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 5
Home 17
Public place --
Other --
Not documented 0

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2008
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 39 94 133
Cocaine 53 51 104
Alcohol 0 52 52
Antidepressants 2 25 27
Benzodiazepines 1 26 27

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2008
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Antidepressants 0 10 10
Antipsychotics 3 5 8
Opiates/opioids 1 7 8
Misc. analgesics/combinations 3 5 8
Benzodiazepines 0 4 4

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2008
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 25.1
Female 10.7

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.9
21 to 34 23.1
35 to 54 31.0
55 and over 16.3

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related suicide, 2008
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 2.3
Female 1.6

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.0
21 to 34 2.0
35 to 54 3.6
55 and over 2.0

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 198 225 103 24 25 10
Alcohol* 49 52 0 6 -- 0
Cocaine 99 104 53 -- -- 0
Marijuana -- -- 0 0 0 0
Stimulants 0 0 0 0 0 0
Club drugs -- 0 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens†† -- 5 -- 0 0 0
Inhalants -- 4 -- 0 -- --
Antidepressants 25 27 -- 16 10 0
Antipsychotics 6 6 -- 4 8 --
Benzodiazepines 29 27 -- 4 4 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 9 10 0 -- -- 0
Opiates/opioids 101 133 39 8 8 --
– Heroin (specified) 37 61 26 -- -- --
– Methadone 17 16 4 -- -- 0
– All other opiates/opioids 62 73 9 5 6 0
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents -- 0 0 0 0 0
Salicylates/combinations -- 0 0 0 0 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations 14 15 -- 4 8 --
Anticonvulsants 0 -- 0 0 0 0
Muscle relaxants 8 9 0 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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