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Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 43
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 2
Metro area population, 2008 284,234
Population covered by DAWN 135,713
Percent of population covered by DAWN 48%

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 (2) 43 31.7 2 1.5 135,713
1. Boyd County, KY*         48,560
2. Greenup County, KY*         37,388
3. Lawrence County, OH*         62,573
4. Cabell County, WV 38 40.2 1 1.1 94,631
5. Wayne County, WV 5 12.2 1 2.4 41,082

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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