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Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI: Ramsey County, MN


Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 63
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 14
Population 506,278
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 12.4
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 2.8

Deaths by manner of death, 2009
Suicide 18.2%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 7.8%
Accidental 59.7%
Natural 14.3%

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2009
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 11 28 39
Alcohol 1 16 17
Cocaine 2 10 12
Benzodiazepines 1 10 11
Stimulants 6 3 9

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2009
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 17.6
Female 7.6

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 3.6
21 to 34 9.9
35 to 54 24.4
55 and over 12.2

Place of death, 2009
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 20
Home 32
Public place *
Other 7
Not documented *

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility *
Home 7
Public place *
Other 4
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 67 63 28 17 14 7
Alcohol 17 17 * 6 * 0
Cocaine 15 12 * * * 0
Marijuana 5 * 0 0 0 0
Stimulants * 9 6 * 0 0
Club drugs 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens 0 0 0 0 0 0
Inhalants 0 0 0 0 0 0
Antidepressants 9 8 0 9 * *
Antipsychotics * 0 0 * * 0
Benzodiazepines 14 11 * * 4 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 6 6 0 4 * *
Opiates/opioids 38 39 11 6 9 5
– Heroin (specified) * * 0 0 0 0
– Methadone 8 17 6 * 0 0
– All other opiates/opioids 29 24 5 5 9 5
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 4 * 0 0 0 0
Salicylates/combinations * 0 0 0 0 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations 5 6 * * * 0
Anticonvulsants * * 0 * * 0
Muscle relaxants * 0 0 * 0 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.
SOURCE: Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, SAMHSA, Drug Abuse Warning Network, 2009.

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