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Tulsa, OK: Tulsa County, OK

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 119
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 12
Population 591,982
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 20.1
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 2.0

Deaths by manner of death, 2008
Suicide 9.2%
Homicide 0.8%
Could not be determined 1.5%
Accidental 88.5%
Natural 0.0%

Place of death, 2008
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 35
Home 72
Public place --
Other 11
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 5
Home 6
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 25 67 92
Benzodiazepines 0 39 39
Alcohol 0 22 22
Cocaine 5 12 17
Antidepressants 1 11 12

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2008
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 25.5
Female 14.9

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 4.5
21 to 34 31.8
35 to 54 38.6
55 and over 8.7

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 142 119 39 17 12 --
Alcohol* 18 22 0 5 0 --
Cocaine 23 17 5 0 0 --
Marijuana 0 0 0 0 0 --
Stimulants 15 11 5 -- 0 --
Club drugs -- -- 0 0 0 --
Hallucinogens†† 0 -- 0 0 0 --
Inhalants 0 -- -- 0 -- --
Antidepressants 21 12 -- 5 5 --
Antipsychotics -- -- 0 -- -- --
Benzodiazepines 70 39 0 6 7 --
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 7 11 0 4 -- --
Opiates/opioids 115 92 25 9 10 --
– Heroin (specified) 0 -- 0 0 0 --
– Methadone 51 34 11 0 -- --
– All other opiates/opioids 75 69 14 9 9 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 0 0 --
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 -- 0 --
Misc. analgesics/combinations 7 8 -- -- -- --
Anticonvulsants 0 -- 0 -- -- --
Muscle relaxants 14 9 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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