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Tulsa, OK


Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 179
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 16
Metro area population, 2009 929,015
Population covered by DAWN 929,015
Percent of population covered by DAWN 100%

Metro area overview: Deaths and population by county, 2009
County Drug-related Drug-related suicide Population
Deaths Rate Deaths Rate
Total participating (7) 179 19.3 16 1.7 929,015
1. Creek County, OK 14 19.9 1 1.4 70,244
2. Okmulgee County, OK 3 7.6 0 0.0 39,292
3. Osage County, OK 6 13.3 1 2.2 45,051
4. Pawnee County, OK 2 12.2 0 0.0 16,419
5. Rogers County, OK 2 2.3 1 1.2 85,654
6. Tulsa County, OK 144 23.9 12 2.0 601,961
7. Wagoner County, OK 8 11.4 1 1.4 70,394

Deaths by manner of death, 2009
Suicide 8.2%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 1.5%
Accidental 90.3%
Natural 0.0%

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2009
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 31 99 130
Benzodiazepines 0 57 57
Alcohol 0 36 36
Antidepressants 0 27 27
Stimulants 13 13 26

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2009
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 1 6 7
Misc. analgesics/combinations 2 5 7
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 0 5 5
Benzodiazepines 0 4 4

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2009
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 21.0
Female 17.6

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 1.8
21 to 34 24.7
35 to 54 39.2
55 and over 13.9

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related suicide, 2009
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 2.2
Female 1.3

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.0
21 to 34 3.4
35 to 54 2.0
55 and over 2.2

Place of death, 2009
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 34
Home 130
Public place 0
Other 15
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility *
Home 11
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 178 179 54 17 16 4
Alcohol 35 36 0 0 * 0
Cocaine 19 15 5 0 0 0
Marijuana 0 0 0 0 0 0
Stimulants 17 26 13 * 0 0
Club drugs * * 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens * * 0 0 0 0
Inhalants * 4 * * 0 0
Antidepressants 25 27 0 7 * 0
Antipsychotics * * * * 0 0
Benzodiazepines 59 57 0 10 4 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 17 12 0 * 5 0
Opiates/opioids 140 130 31 13 7 *
– Heroin (specified) * * * 0 0 0
– Methadone 49 37 13 * 0 0
– All other opiates/opioids 105 107 17 12 7 *
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 * 0 0 0 0
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 0 0 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations 13 9 * * 7 *
Anticonvulsants * * 0 * * 0
Muscle relaxants 17 15 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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