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Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 343
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 66
Metro area population, 2010 5,547,378
Population covered by DAWN 3,780,752
Percent of population covered by DAWN 68%

Metro area overview: Deaths and population by county, 2010
County Drug-related Drug-related suicide Population
Deaths Rate Deaths Rate
Area did not participate in DAWN this year.
Total participating (2) 343 9.1 66 1.7 3,780,752
1. Broward County, FL - - - - 1,766,626
2. Miami-Dade County, FL 127 5.1 22 0.9 2,500,579
3. Palm Beach County, FL 216 16.9 44 3.4 1,280,173

Deaths by manner of death, 2010
Suicide 16.1%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 2.0%
Accidental 77.0%
Natural 4.9%

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2010
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 46 202 248
Benzodiazepines 0 131 131
Cocaine 29 96 125
Alcohol 3 84 87
Antidepressants 1 43 44

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2010
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 6 28 34
Benzodiazepines 0 31 31
Antidepressants 1 22 23
Alcohol 0 15 15
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 2 13 15

Death rates by sex and age: Drug-related, 2010
Sex Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 13.4
Female 5.0

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 1.4
21 to 34 13.2
35 to 54 16.7
55 and over 5.6

Death rates by sex and age: Drug-related suicide, 2010
Sex Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 1.9
Female 1.6

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.0
21 to 34 0.9
35 to 54 3.2
55 and over 2.5

Place of death, 2010
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 76
Home 192
Public place 38
Other 32
Not documented 5

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 13
Home 43
Public place 6
Other 4
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 316 343 103 50 66 22
Alcohol 91 87 * 21 15 0
Cocaine 126 125 29 4 * 0
Marijuana 11 4 0 * 0 0
Stimulants 5 4 0 0 * 0
Club drugs * 7 * 0 * 0
Hallucinogens 0 0 0 0 0 0
Inhalants * * * * * 0
Antidepressants 67 44 * 14 23 *
Antipsychotics 18 12 0 * 7 *
Benzodiazepines 174 131 0 29 31 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 48 30 0 14 15 *
Opiates/opioids 245 248 46 22 34 6
– Heroin (specified) 43 28 6 * 0 0
– Methadone 42 45 8 * 5 *
– All other opiates/opioids 199 197 32 20 31 5
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 8 8 0 * * 0
Salicylates/combinations * * 0 0 * *
Misc. analgesics/combinations 27 32 * 12 12 *
Anticonvulsants 11 9 0 * * 0
Muscle relaxants 29 19 0 4 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, 2010.

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