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Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH


Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 234
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 18
Metro area population, 2009 2,091,286
Population covered by DAWN 1,275,709
Percent of population covered by DAWN 61%

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 (1) 234 18.3 18 1.4 1,275,709
1. Cuyahoga County, OH 234 18.3 18 1.4 1,275,709
2. Geauga County, OH - - - - 99,060
3. Lake County, OH - - - - 236,775
4. Lorain County, OH - - - - 305,707
5. Medina County, OH - - - - 174,035

Deaths by manner of death, 2009
Suicide 7.1%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 5.6%
Accidental 85.3%
Natural 2.0%

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2009
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 37 97 134
Cocaine 58 39 97
Alcohol 1 49 50
Benzodiazepines 0 44 44
Antidepressants 3 34 37

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2009
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 1 9 10
Misc. analgesics/combinations 1 8 9
Antidepressants 1 7 8
Benzodiazepines 0 7 7
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 0 5 5

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2009
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 26.2
Female 11.3

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 *
21 to 34 21.1
35 to 54 35.5
55 and over 15.7

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related suicide, 2009
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 1.0
Female 1.8

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.0
21 to 34 *
35 to 54 3.6
55 and over 1.1

Place of death, 2009
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 90
Home 101
Public place 10
Other 33
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 9
Home 7
Public place 0
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 225 234 109 25 18 4
Alcohol 52 50 * * * 0
Cocaine 104 97 58 * 0 0
Marijuana * 0 0 0 0 0
Stimulants 0 * 0 0 0 0
Club drugs 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens 5 * 0 0 0 0
Inhalants 4 4 * * 0 0
Antidepressants 27 37 * 10 8 *
Antipsychotics 6 5 * 8 * 0
Benzodiazepines 27 44 0 4 7 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 10 13 * * 5 0
Opiates/opioids 133 134 37 8 10 *
– Heroin (specified) 61 61 22 * 0 0
– Methadone 16 15 * * 0 0
– All other opiates/opioids 73 71 12 6 10 *
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 0 * 0
Salicylates/combinations 0 * 0 0 0 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations 15 13 * 8 9 *
Anticonvulsants * 4 0 0 0 0
Muscle relaxants 9 7 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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