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Oklahoma


Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 570
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 54
State population, 2009 3,687,050
Population covered by DAWN 3,687,050
Percent of population covered by DAWN 100%

State overview: Deaths and population by county, 2009
County Drug-related Drug-related suicide Population
Deaths Rate Deaths Rate
Total participating (77) 570 15.5 54 1.5 3,687,050
1. Adair County 2 9.2 0 0.0 21,857
2. Alfalfa County 0 0.0 0 0.0 5,481
3. Atoka County 7 48.3 0 0.0 14,498
4. Beaver County 2 38.0 0 0.0 5,270
5. Beckham County 1 4.7 0 0.0 21,116
6. Blaine County 1 7.9 1 7.9 12,609
7. Bryan County 7 17.2 0 0.0 40,783
8. Caddo County 4 13.2 0 0.0 30,393
9. Canadian County 5 4.6 1 0.9 109,668
10. Carter County 9 18.6 0 0.0 48,326
11. Cherokee County 10 21.7 0 0.0 46,029
12. Choctaw County 4 26.9 0 0.0 14,872
13. Cimarron County 0 0.0 0 0.0 2,630
14. Cleveland County 24 9.8 4 1.6 244,589
15. Coal County 2 34.2 0 0.0 5,856
16. Comanche County 10 8.8 2 1.8 113,228
17. Cotton County 2 31.8 0 0.0 6,281
18. Craig County 4 26.4 0 0.0 15,158
19. Creek County 14 19.9 1 1.4 70,244
20. Custer County 9 33.7 0 0.0 26,717
21. Delaware County 11 27.1 0 0.0 40,555
22. Dewey County 0 0.0 0 0.0 4,404
23. Ellis County 1 25.5 0 0.0 3,925
24. Garfield County 6 10.2 1 1.7 58,928
25. Garvin County 4 14.8 1 3.7 27,113
26. Grady County 10 19.4 1 1.9 51,649
27. Grant County 0 0.0 0 0.0 4,317
28. Greer County 1 17.2 0 0.0 5,830
29. Harmon County 0 0.0 0 0.0 2,843
30. Harper County 0 0.0 0 0.0 3,377
31. Haskell County 2 16.1 2 16.1 12,393
32. Hughes County 1 7.2 0 0.0 13,819
33. Jackson County 0 0.0 0 0.0 25,369
34. Jefferson County 0 0.0 0 0.0 6,319
35. Johnston County 5 47.8 0 0.0 10,468
36. Kay County 5 10.8 0 0.0 46,110
37. Kingfisher County 1 7.0 0 0.0 14,384
38. Kiowa County 1 11.0 1 11.0 9,101
39. Latimer County 0 0.0 0 0.0 10,621
40. Le Flore County 9 18.0 0 0.0 49,915
41. Lincoln County 4 12.4 0 0.0 32,199
42. Logan County 4 10.2 1 2.5 39,301
43. Love County 0 0.0 0 0.0 9,124
44. Major County 0 0.0 0 0.0 7,189
45. Marshall County 2 13.3 1 6.7 15,014
46. Mayes County 6 15.0 1 2.5 40,065
47. McClain County 4 12.1 0 0.0 33,168
48. McCurtain County 9 27.0 1 3.0 33,370
49. McIntosh County 1 5.1 0 0.0 19,801
50. Murray County 1 7.7 0 0.0 12,960
51. Muskogee County 8 11.2 1 1.4 71,412
52. Noble County 0 0.0 1 9.1 10,950
53. Nowata County 4 38.0 0 0.0 10,528
54. Okfuskee County 3 27.5 1 9.2 10,924
55. Oklahoma County 96 13.4 9 1.3 716,704
56. Okmulgee County 3 7.6 0 0.0 39,292
57. Osage County 6 13.3 1 2.2 45,051
58. Ottawa County 5 15.8 0 0.0 31,629
59. Pawnee County 2 12.2 0 0.0 16,419
60. Payne County 8 10.0 2 2.5 79,727
61. Pittsburg County 11 24.3 0 0.0 45,211
62. Pontotoc County 13 34.7 2 5.3 37,422
63. Pottawatomie County 15 21.3 2 2.8 70,274
64. Pushmataha County 0 0.0 0 0.0 11,812
65. Roger Mills County 0 0.0 0 0.0 3,407
66. Rogers County 2 2.3 1 1.2 85,654
67. Seminole County 6 24.7 0 0.0 24,296
68. Sequoyah County 7 16.9 0 0.0 41,433
69. Stephens County 8 18.4 0 0.0 43,487
70. Texas County 2 9.5 0 0.0 21,135
71. Tillman County 1 12.8 0 0.0 7,796
72. Tulsa County 144 23.9 12 2.0 601,961
73. Wagoner County 8 11.4 1 1.4 70,394
74. Washington County 7 13.8 2 3.9 50,706
75. Washita County 2 16.9 0 0.0 11,813
76. Woods County 2 23.8 0 0.0 8,418
77. Woodward County 2 10.0 0 0.0 19,959

Deaths by manner of death, 2009
Suicide 8.7%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 3.8%
Accidental 87.3%
Natural 0.2%

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2009
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 141 283 424
Benzodiazepines 2 142 144
Alcohol 1 110 111
Antidepressants 8 66 74
Stimulants 37 30 67

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2009
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 6 18 24
Antidepressants 4 13 17
Alcohol 0 13 13
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 1 11 12
Benzodiazepines 0 11 11

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2009
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 17.7
Female 13.2

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 1.7
21 to 34 19.8
35 to 54 32.8
55 and over 10.1

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related suicide, 2009
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 1.6
Female 1.3

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 *
21 to 34 2.4
35 to 54 2.3
55 and over 1.4

Place of death, 2009
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 132
Home 385
Public place 7
Other 44
Not documented *

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 13
Home 34
Public place 0
Other 7
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 582 570 223 76 54 18
Alcohol 108 111 * 17 13 0
Cocaine 49 32 13 0 0 0
Marijuana 0 * 0 0 0 0
Stimulants 33 67 37 * * 0
Club drugs * * 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens * * 0 0 0 0
Inhalants 5 10 7 * 0 0
Antidepressants 65 74 8 26 17 4
Antipsychotics 11 8 * 5 * 0
Benzodiazepines 172 144 * 23 11 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 39 32 * 8 12 *
Opiates/opioids 453 424 141 35 24 6
– Heroin (specified) 6 13 7 * 0 0
– Methadone 123 90 42 5 * 0
– All other opiates/opioids 354 346 92 30 23 6
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 * 0 0 0 0
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 * 0 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations 49 22 * 7 10 4
Anticonvulsants * * * * * 0
Muscle relaxants 62 41 0 6 * *

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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