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Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI


Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 812
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 92
Metro area population, 2009 9,580,567
Population covered by DAWN 8,767,089
Percent of population covered by DAWN 92%

Metro area overview: Deaths and population by county, 2009
County Drug-related Drug-related suicide Population
Deaths Rate Deaths Rate
Area did not participate in DAWN this year.
Total participating (9) 812 9.3 92 1.0 8,767,089
1. Cook County, IL 502 9.5 43 0.8 5,287,037
2. DeKalb County, IL - - - - 107,333
3. DuPage County, IL 48 5.1 11 1.2 932,541
4. Grundy County, IL 6 12.4 0 0.0 48,421
5. Kane County, IL 38 7.4 8 1.6 511,892
6. Kendall County, IL 6 5.7 1 1.0 104,821
7. Lake County, IL 77 10.8 11 1.5 712,567
8. McHenry County, IL 35 10.9 8 2.5 320,961
9. Will County, IL 78 11.4 8 1.2 685,251
10. Jasper County, IN - - - - 32,816
11. Lake County, IN - - - - 494,211
12. Newton County, IN - - - - 13,736
13. Porter County, IN 22 13.4 2 1.2 163,598
14. Kenosha County, WI - - - - 165,382

Deaths by manner of death, 2009
Suicide 10.2%
Homicide 0.4%
Could not be determined 2.1%
Accidental 86.6%
Natural 0.7%

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2009
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 249 340 589
Cocaine 129 201 330
Alcohol 1 166 167
Benzodiazepines 0 60 60
Antidepressants 6 24 30

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2009
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 9 23 32
Antidepressants 5 21 26
Alcohol 1 20 21
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 6 15 21
Benzodiazepines 2 17 19

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2009
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 14.1
Female 4.5

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 1.4
21 to 34 12.3
35 to 54 17.9
55 and over 5.6

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related suicide, 2009
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 1.1
Female 1.0

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.2
21 to 34 0.7
35 to 54 1.9
55 and over 1.5

Place of death, 2009
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 367
Home 352
Public place 45
Other 40
Not documented 8

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 27
Home 58
Public place 4
Other *
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 850 812 409 75 92 36
Alcohol 242 167 * 25 21 *
Cocaine 375 330 129 7 * *
Marijuana 19 13 * 0 * *
Stimulants 6 4 0 * * 0
Club drugs * * 0 0 * *
Hallucinogens 0 0 0 0 0 0
Inhalants * * * * * *
Antidepressants 37 30 6 23 26 5
Antipsychotics 8 17 * 6 12 5
Benzodiazepines 53 60 0 19 19 *
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 17 22 * 18 21 6
Opiates/opioids 634 589 249 30 32 9
– Heroin (specified) 93 111 45 * * *
– Methadone 53 42 15 0 * 0
– All other opiates/opioids 512 469 189 29 31 8
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents * * 0 * * 0
Salicylates/combinations * * 0 * * *
Misc. analgesics/combinations 23 14 4 17 13 0
Anticonvulsants 4 10 0 * * 0
Muscle relaxants 9 * 0 * 4 *

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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