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Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO: Denver County, CO

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 151
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 22
Population 610,336
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 24.7
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 3.6

Deaths by manner of death, 2010
Suicide 12.7%
Homicide 0.6%
Could not be determined 6.4%
Accidental 73.4%
Natural 6.9%

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2010
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 17 83 100
Cocaine 17 36 53
Alcohol 0 48 48
Benzodiazepines 0 31 31
Stimulants 6 11 17

Death rates by sex and age: Drug-related, 2010
Sex Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 33.0
Female 16.3

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 *
21 to 34 23.3
35 to 54 54.6
55 and over 17.4

Place of death, 2010
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 44
Home 76
Public place 21
Other 10
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility *
Home 13
Public place 4
Other *
Not documented 0

Drug-related deaths by drug category, 2009-2010
Drug category Drug-relatedDrug-related suicide
Deaths, 2009 Deaths, 2010 Single-drug deaths, 2010 Deaths, 2009 Deaths, 2010 Single-drug deaths, 2010
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 190 151 46 23 22 6
Alcohol 74 48 0 10 7 0
Cocaine 59 53 17 4 * 0
Marijuana 6 * 0 0 0 0
Stimulants 17 17 6 * * 0
Club drugs * * 0 * * 0
Hallucinogens 0 * 0 0 0 0
Inhalants 0 * * * * *
Antidepressants 22 17 * 12 10 0
Antipsychotics * * 0 * * 0
Benzodiazepines 42 31 0 5 4 *
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 8 12 0 * 6 0
Opiates/opioids 137 100 17 9 7 0
– Heroin (specified) 47 34 7 * * 0
– Methadone 14 14 * 0 0 0
– All other opiates/opioids 90 57 7 8 6 0
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 * 0 0 0 0
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 0 * *
Misc. analgesics/combinations 6 6 * * * 0
Anticonvulsants * 6 0 * * *
Muscle relaxants 6 10 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.
4. A dash (-) represents a blank cell.
SOURCE: Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, SAMHSA, Drug Abuse Warning Network, 2010.

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