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Tulsa, OK

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 178
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 17
Metro area population, 2008 916,079
Population covered by DAWN 916,079
Percent of population covered by DAWN 100%

Metro area overview: Deaths and population by county, 2008
Counties Drug-related Drug-related suicide Population
Deaths Rate Deaths Rate
Total participating (7) 178 19.4 17 1.9 916,079
1. Creek County, OK 16 22.9 1 1.4 69,822
2. Okmulgee County, OK 7 17.8 0 0.0 39,219
3. Osage County, OK 6 13.2 1 2.2 45,489
4. Pawnee County, OK 5 30.7 0 0.0 16,307
5. Rogers County, OK 15 17.8 1 1.2 84,300
6. Tulsa County, OK 119 20.1 12 2.0 591,982
7. Wagoner County, OK 10 14.5 2 2.9 68,960

Deaths by manner of death, 2008
Suicide 8.7%
Homicide 0.5%
Could not be determined 3.1%
Accidental 87.7%
Natural 0.0%

Place of death, 2008
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 45
Home 114
Public place --
Other 18
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 5
Home 9
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 34 106 140
Benzodiazepines 0 59 59
Alcohol 0 35 35
Antidepressants 1 24 25
Cocaine 5 14 19

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2008
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 1 12 13
Benzodiazepines 0 10 10
Antidepressants 1 6 7

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2008
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 24.0
Female 15.0

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 4.1
21 to 34 29.2
35 to 54 39.6
55 and over 7.3

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related suicide, 2008
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 2.2
Female 1.5

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.4
21 to 34 2.3
35 to 54 2.7
55 and over 2.3

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 188 178 51 22 17 --
Alcohol* 23 35 0 6 0 --
Cocaine 27 19 5 0 0 --
Marijuana 0 0 0 0 0 --
Stimulants 18 17 6 -- -- --
Club drugs -- -- 0 0 0 --
Hallucinogens†† 0 -- 0 0 0 --
Inhalants -- -- -- 0 -- --
Antidepressants 33 25 -- 7 7 --
Antipsychotics 4 -- 0 -- -- --
Benzodiazepines 95 59 0 10 10 --
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 9 17 -- 4 -- --
Opiates/opioids 155 140 34 14 13 --
– Heroin (specified) 0 -- 0 0 0 --
– Methadone 73 49 16 -- -- --
– All other opiates/opioids 100 105 18 14 12 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents -- 0 0 0 0 --
Salicylates/combinations -- 0 0 -- 0 --
Misc. analgesics/combinations 12 13 -- 7 -- --
Anticonvulsants -- -- 0 -- -- --
Muscle relaxants 18 17 0 4 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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