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Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX


Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 458
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 77
Metro area population, 2009 5,867,489
Population covered by DAWN 4,070,989
Percent of population covered by DAWN 69%

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) 458 11.3 77 1.9 4,070,989
1. Austin County, TX - - - - 27,248
2. Brazoria County, TX - - - - 309,208
3. Chambers County, TX - - - - 31,431
4. Fort Bend County, TX - - - - 556,870
5. Galveston County, TX - - - - 286,814
6. Harris County, TX 458 11.3 77 1.9 4,070,989
7. Liberty County, TX - - - - 75,779
8. Montgomery County, TX - - - - 447,718
9. San Jacinto County, TX - - - - 24,902
10. Waller County, TX - - - - 36,530

Deaths by manner of death, 2009
Suicide 14.4%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 0.7%
Accidental 80.0%
Natural 4.9%

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2009
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 21 228 249
Cocaine 94 106 200
Benzodiazepines 1 178 179
Alcohol 1 112 113
Muscle relaxants 2 93 95

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2009
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Benzodiazepines 2 35 37
Opiates/opioids 1 32 33
Antidepressants 2 21 23
Misc. analgesics/combinations 4 18 22
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 3 15 18

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2009
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 13.7
Female 8.8

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 1.0
21 to 34 12.4
35 to 54 22.4
55 and over 11.3

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related suicide, 2009
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 1.5
Female 2.3

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 *
21 to 34 2.5
35 to 54 3.3
55 and over 2.3

Place of death, 2009
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 178
Home 231
Public place 23
Other 24
Not documented *

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 24
Home 40
Public place 11
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 452 458 152 75 77 20
Alcohol 132 113 * 19 14 0
Cocaine 210 200 94 8 4 0
Marijuana * * 0 * 0 0
Stimulants 20 14 6 0 0 0
Club drugs * * * * * 0
Hallucinogens 5 9 4 0 * *
Inhalants 5 5 4 * 5 4
Antidepressants 43 64 * 21 23 *
Antipsychotics 9 19 * 8 9 0
Benzodiazepines 169 179 * 33 37 *
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 23 36 * 15 18 *
Opiates/opioids 238 249 21 37 33 *
– Heroin (specified) 34 19 * 0 0 0
– Methadone 42 45 6 * * 0
– All other opiates/opioids 182 206 12 36 33 *
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents * * 0 * 0 0
Salicylates/combinations * * 0 * * 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations 22 47 * 15 22 4
Anticonvulsants 13 9 0 6 4 0
Muscle relaxants 76 95 * 16 18 *

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.