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Indianapolis-Carmel, IN


Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 152
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 22
Metro area population, 2009 1,743,658
Population covered by DAWN 1,032,380
Percent of population covered by DAWN 59%

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 (2) 152 14.7 22 2.1 1,032,380
1. Boone County, IN - - - - 56,287
2. Brown County, IN - - - - 14,548
3. Hamilton County, IN - - - - 279,287
4. Hancock County, IN - - - - 68,334
5. Hendricks County, IN - - - - 140,606
6. Johnson County, IN 16 11.3 0 0.0 141,501
7. Marion County, IN 136 15.3 22 2.5 890,879
8. Morgan County, IN - - - - 70,876
9. Putnam County, IN - - - - 36,837
10. Shelby County, IN - - - - 44,503

Deaths by manner of death, 2009
Suicide 12.6%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 12.1%
Accidental 75.3%
Natural 0.0%

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2009
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 7 134 141
Benzodiazepines 0 68 68
Alcohol 0 47 47
Cocaine 3 36 39
Marijuana 0 22 22

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2009
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Antidepressants 0 13 13
Opiates/opioids 2 10 12
Benzodiazepines 0 9 9
Cocaine 0 4 4
Antipsychotics 0 4 4

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2009
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 19.2
Female 10.5

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 *
21 to 34 18.0
35 to 54 32.2
55 and over 7.8

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related suicide, 2009
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 2.4
Female 1.9

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 *
21 to 34 *
35 to 54 5.0
55 and over 2.7

Place of death, 2009
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 19
Home 107
Public place 4
Other 19
Not documented *

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 5
Home 17
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 167 152 10 17 22 *
Alcohol 46 47 0 * * *
Cocaine 35 39 * 0 4 *
Marijuana 30 22 0 * 0 *
Stimulants 4 * 0 0 * *
Club drugs 0 0 0 0 0 *
Hallucinogens 0 0 0 0 0 *
Inhalants * 0 0 0 0 *
Antidepressants 15 14 0 5 13 *
Antipsychotics * 5 0 * 4 *
Benzodiazepines 73 68 0 7 9 *
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 7 4 0 * * *
Opiates/opioids 137 141 7 9 12 *
– Heroin (specified) 30 26 0 0 0 *
– Methadone 37 27 0 * 0 *
– All other opiates/opioids 110 131 7 9 12 *
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents * * 0 * * *
Salicylates/combinations * * 0 * 0 *
Misc. analgesics/combinations 6 10 0 4 4 *
Anticonvulsants * 9 0 * 4 *
Muscle relaxants 5 6 0 * * *

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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