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Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL: Miami-Dade County, FL

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 127
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 22
Population 2,500,579
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 5.1
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 0.9

Deaths by manner of death, 2010
Suicide 14.8%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 0.7%
Accidental 72.5%
Natural 12.1%

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2010
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 7 70 77
Cocaine 21 51 72
Alcohol 3 41 44
Benzodiazepines 0 43 43
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 0 8 8

Death rates by sex and age: Drug-related, 2010
Sex Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 7.5
Female 2.7

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 1.0
21 to 34 6.2
35 to 54 9.3
55 and over 3.4

Place of death, 2010
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 34
Home 60
Public place 12
Other 21
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 5
Home 12
Public place *
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 161 127 35 28 22 5
Alcohol 58 44 * 14 7 0
Cocaine 80 72 21 4 * 0
Marijuana * * 0 * 0 0
Stimulants 4 * 0 0 * 0
Club drugs * 5 * 0 * 0
Hallucinogens 0 0 0 0 0 0
Inhalants * * * 0 0 0
Antidepressants 30 7 * 9 7 0
Antipsychotics 6 * 0 * * *
Benzodiazepines 81 43 0 17 13 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 27 8 0 7 5 *
Opiates/opioids 105 77 7 11 11 *
– Heroin (specified) 37 25 4 * 0 0
– Methadone 16 9 0 * * 0
– All other opiates/opioids 69 52 * 9 11 *
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 0 0 0
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 0 * *
Misc. analgesics/combinations 8 * 0 4 * 0
Anticonvulsants * 0 0 * * 0
Muscle relaxants 14 6 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.
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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