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Oklahoma

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 582
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 76
State population, 2008 3,642,361
Population covered by DAWN 3,642,361
Percent of population covered by DAWN 100%

State overview: Deaths and population by county, 2008
Counties Drug-related Drug-related suicide Population
Deaths Rate Deaths Rate
Total participating (77) 582 16.0 76 2.1 3,642,361
1. Adair County 0 0.0 0 0.0 21,811
2. Alfalfa County 0 0.0 0 0.0 5,637
3. Atoka County 2 13.6 0 0.0 14,655
4. Beaver County 0 0.0 0 0.0 5,248
5. Beckham County 5 23.7 1 4.7 21,136
6. Blaine County 2 15.8 0 0.0 12,659
7. Bryan County 10 24.9 2 5.0 40,109
8. Caddo County 3 10.3 2 6.9 29,024
9. Canadian County 9 8.5 0 0.0 106,079
10. Carter County 8 16.7 0 0.0 47,979
11. Cherokee County 17 37.2 1 2.2 45,733
12. Choctaw County 1 6.7 3 20.1 14,890
13. Cimarron County 0 0.0 0 0.0 2,556
14. Cleveland County 35 14.6 3 1.3 239,760
15. Coal County 0 0.0 0 0.0 5,721
16. Comanche County 12 10.7 2 1.8 111,772
17. Cotton County 1 16.2 0 0.0 6,191
18. Craig County 3 19.8 0 0.0 15,132
19. Creek County 16 22.9 1 1.4 69,822
20. Custer County 3 11.4 0 0.0 26,412
21. Delaware County 6 14.8 0 0.0 40,425
22. Dewey County 0 0.0 1 22.8 4,389
23. Ellis County 0 0.0 0 0.0 3,971
24. Garfield County 8 13.8 3 5.2 58,167
25. Garvin County 7 25.7 1 3.7 27,247
26. Grady County 5 9.8 0 0.0 51,066
27. Grant County 0 0.0 0 0.0 4,450
28. Greer County 1 17.5 0 0.0 5,713
29. Harmon County 1 35.2 0 0.0 2,843
30. Harper County 0 0.0 0 0.0 3,290
31. Haskell County 1 8.2 0 0.0 12,152
32. Hughes County 1 7.3 0 0.0 13,625
33. Jackson County 0 0.0 1 4.0 25,236
34. Jefferson County 0 0.0 0 0.0 6,219
35. Johnston County 0 0.0 0 0.0 10,286
36. Kay County 5 11.0 1 2.2 45,632
37. Kingfisher County 0 0.0 0 0.0 14,300
38. Kiowa County 3 31.9 0 0.0 9,399
39. Latimer County 1 9.5 1 9.5 10,561
40. Le Flore County 12 24.1 2 4.0 49,802
41. Lincoln County 3 9.3 0 0.0 32,153
42. Logan County 7 18.4 0 0.0 38,102
43. Love County 2 21.8 0 0.0 9,155
44. Major County 0 0.0 0 0.0 7,112
45. Marshall County 1 6.7 0 0.0 14,919
46. Mayes County 10 25.1 3 7.5 39,912
47. McClain County 3 9.3 0 0.0 32,365
48. McCurtain County 8 23.9 1 3.0 33,532
49. McIntosh County 3 15.2 1 5.1 19,698
50. Murray County 5 39.1 0 0.0 12,784
51. Muskogee County 24 33.7 2 2.8 71,278
52. Noble County 0 0.0 0 0.0 11,169
53. Nowata County 0 0.0 0 0.0 10,729
54. Okfuskee County 0 0.0 0 0.0 11,172
55. Oklahoma County 108 15.3 19 2.7 706,617
56. Okmulgee County 7 17.8 0 0.0 39,219
57. Osage County 6 13.2 1 2.2 45,489
58. Ottawa County 5 15.7 1 3.1 31,849
59. Pawnee County 5 30.7 0 0.0 16,307
60. Payne County 6 7.7 1 1.3 78,280
61. Pittsburg County 5 11.1 3 6.6 45,115
62. Pontotoc County 5 13.5 1 2.7 36,999
63. Pottawatomie County 16 23.0 1 1.4 69,616
64. Pushmataha County 3 25.6 0 0.0 11,710
65. Roger Mills County 0 0.0 0 0.0 3,404
66. Rogers County 15 17.8 1 1.2 84,300
67. Seminole County 3 12.4 0 0.0 24,200
68. Sequoyah County 3 7.3 0 0.0 41,034
69. Stephens County 8 18.4 0 0.0 43,498
70. Texas County 3 14.8 0 0.0 20,283
71. Tillman County 0 0.0 0 0.0 7,899
72. Tulsa County 119 20.1 12 2.0 591,982
73. Wagoner County 10 14.5 2 2.9 68,960
74. Washington County 5 9.9 2 4.0 50,452
75. Washita County 2 17.1 0 0.0 11,709
76. Woods County 1 11.9 0 0.0 8,422
77. Woodward County 3 15.1 0 0.0 19,838

Deaths by manner of death, 2008
Suicide 11.6%
Homicide 0.2%
Could not be determined 4.0%
Accidental 84.3%
Natural 0.0%

Place of death, 2008
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 127
Home 370
Public place 16
Other 63
Not documented 6

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 14
Home 48
Public place 5
Other 9
Not documented 0

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2008
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 153 300 453
Benzodiazepines 7 165 172
Alcohol 10 98 108
Antidepressants 9 56 65
Muscle relaxants 1 61 62

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2008
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 9 26 35
Antidepressants 4 22 26
Benzodiazepines 2 21 23
Alcohol 0 17 17
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 0 8 8

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2008
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 19.1
Female 13.0

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 3.2
21 to 34 19.9
35 to 54 34.1
55 and over 8.2

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related suicide, 2008
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 2.0
Female 2.2

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.6
21 to 34 2.8
35 to 54 4.0
55 and over 1.2

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 542 582 233 69 76 27
Alcohol* 80 108 10 14 17 0
Cocaine 69 49 19 0 0 0
Marijuana 0 0 0 0 0 0
Stimulants 39 33 14 -- -- 0
Club drugs 4 -- 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens†† -- -- 0 0 0 0
Inhalants 7 5 4 -- -- --
Antidepressants 70 65 9 20 26 4
Antipsychotics 12 11 -- 8 5 --
Benzodiazepines 189 172 7 23 23 --
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 29 39 -- 8 8 0
Opiates/opioids 426 453 153 34 35 9
– Heroin (specified) -- 6 -- 0 -- --
– Methadone 163 123 49 5 5 --
– All other opiates/opioids 296 354 102 30 30 6
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 4 0 0 0 0 0
Salicylates/combinations -- 0 0 -- -- 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations 29 49 6 15 7 --
Anticonvulsants 7 -- 0 -- -- 0
Muscle relaxants 42 62 -- 8 7 --

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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