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Kansas City, MO-KS: Jackson County, MO


Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 96
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 20
Population 705,708
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 13.6
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 2.8

Deaths by manner of death, 2009
Suicide 17.2%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 0.9%
Accidental 81.9%
Natural 0.0%

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2009
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 11 48 59
Benzodiazepines 0 35 35
Cocaine 9 16 25
Alcohol 1 21 22
Antidepressants 0 15 15

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2009
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 19.0
Female 8.5

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 2.5
21 to 34 9.8
35 to 54 29.8
55 and over 10.9

Place of death, 2009
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 25
Home 50
Public place *
Other 19
Not documented *

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility *
Home 19
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 89 96 27 19 20 5
Alcohol 33 22 * 8 5 *
Cocaine 32 25 9 * * 0
Marijuana 16 6 0 0 0 0
Stimulants 5 9 * * * 0
Club drugs * 0 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens * * * 0 0 0
Inhalants * * 0 * * 0
Antidepressants 9 15 0 * 10 *
Antipsychotics * 5 * * * 0
Benzodiazepines 23 35 0 7 8 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics * 4 * * * 0
Opiates/opioids 58 59 11 6 7 *
– Heroin (specified) * * 0 0 0 0
– Methadone 14 16 * * * 0
– All other opiates/opioids 44 43 8 5 6 *
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 0 0 0
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 0 0 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations * * * * 0 0
Anticonvulsants 5 * 0 0 0 0
Muscle relaxants 6 7 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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