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Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO: Adams County, CO


Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 62
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 13
Population 440,994
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 14.1
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 2.9

Deaths by manner of death, 2009
Suicide 17.3%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 5.3%
Accidental 70.7%
Natural 6.7%

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2009
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 8 41 49
Alcohol 0 22 22
Benzodiazepines 0 13 13
Antidepressants 0 12 12
Marijuana 0 11 11

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2009
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 17.9
Female 10.1

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 2.9
21 to 34 14.9
35 to 54 24.3
55 and over 16.9

Place of death, 2009
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 13
Home 38
Public place 5
Other 6
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility *
Home 11
Public place 0
Other 0
Not documented 0

Drug-related deaths by drug category, 2008-2009
Drug category Drug-related Drug-related suicide
Deaths, 2008 Deaths, 2009 Single-drug deaths, 2009 Deaths, 2008 Deaths, 2009 Single-drug deaths, 2009
NOTES: Alcohol row includes alcohol in combination with other drugs (all ages) and alcohol alone in decedents under age 21. Club drugs row includes MDMA (Ecstasy), GHB, flunitrazepam (Rohypnol), and ketamine. Hallucinogens row includes PCP, LSD, and miscellaneous hallucinogens.
ALL DRUGS 54 62 13 12 13 0
Alcohol 15 22 0 * 6 -
Cocaine 14 9 * 0 * -
Marijuana 5 11 0 * * -
Stimulants 5 7 * * 0 -
Club drugs * 0 0 0 0 -
Hallucinogens * 0 0 0 0 -
Inhalants 0 0 0 0 0 -
Antidepressants 10 12 0 * * -
Antipsychotics * * 0 * * -
Benzodiazepines 5 13 0 0 9 -
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics * 5 0 4 * -
Opiates/opioids 41 49 8 4 9 -
– Heroin (specified) * 6 * 0 0 -
– Methadone * 13 * 0 * -
– All other opiates/opioids 39 40 5 4 8 -
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 * 0 -
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 * 0 -
Misc. analgesics/combinations * 5 0 * * -
Anticonvulsants * 5 0 * * -
Muscle relaxants 5 5 * * * -

End Notes

1. Drug-related deaths exclude suicides.
2. All death rates are per 100,000 population.
3. An asterisk (*) signifies that a small number of deaths was suppressed to protect privacy.
4. A dash (-) represents a blank cell.
SOURCE: Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, SAMHSA, Drug Abuse Warning Network, 2009.

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