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Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 209
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 39
Metro area population, 2010 3,270,116
Population covered by DAWN 2,693,777
Percent of population covered by DAWN 82%

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 (9) 209 7.8 39 1.4 2,693,777
1. Anoka County, MN - - - - 331,613
2. Carver County, MN 7 7.6 0 0.0 92,117
3. Chisago County, MN 3 5.9 0 0.0 50,638
4. Dakota County, MN 24 6.1 5 1.3 396,549
5. Hennepin County, MN 85 7.4 17 1.5 1,156,301
6. Isanti County, MN - - - - 39,445
7. Ramsey County, MN 67 13.2 11 2.2 506,301
8. Scott County, MN 6 4.5 0 0.0 131,945
9. Sherburne County, MN 7 8.0 2 2.3 87,842
10. Washington County, MN 9 3.9 4 1.7 231,996
11. Wright County, MN - - - - 121,920
12. Pierce County, WI 1 2.5 0 0.0 40,087
13. St. Croix County, WI - - - - 83,360

Deaths by manner of death, 2010
Suicide 15.7%
Homicide 0.8%
Could not be determined 9.7%
Accidental 67.7%
Natural 6.0%

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2010
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 61 89 150
Alcohol 4 40 44
Cocaine 13 25 38
Benzodiazepines 1 31 32
Antidepressants 1 17 18

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2010
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 5 13 18
Antidepressants 3 8 11
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 2 6 8
Alcohol 0 7 7
Benzodiazepines 0 5 5

Death rates by sex and age: Drug-related, 2010
Sex Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 9.2
Female 6.3

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 1.7
21 to 34 9.6
35 to 54 12.6
55 and over 7.4

Death rates by sex and age: Drug-related suicide, 2010
Sex Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 0.8
Female 2.1

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 *
21 to 34 2.0
35 to 54 2.1
55 and over 1.6

Place of death, 2010
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 37
Home 129
Public place 7
Other 36
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 7
Home 25
Public place 5
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 205 209 100 44 39 17
Alcohol 45 44 4 13 7 0
Cocaine 35 38 13 4 * 0
Marijuana 4 7 0 0 * *
Stimulants 16 12 4 * 0 0
Club drugs 0 * 0 0 * *
Hallucinogens 0 * * 0 0 0
Inhalants 0 * * * * *
Antidepressants 15 18 * 11 11 *
Antipsychotics 5 5 * 7 * 0
Benzodiazepines 39 32 * 11 5 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 8 11 * 8 8 *
Opiates/opioids 153 150 61 16 18 5
– Heroin (specified) 14 12 7 0 0 0
– Methadone 46 46 19 * * *
– All other opiates/opioids 103 98 35 16 15 4
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents * * 0 * * 0
Salicylates/combinations 0 * 0 * * 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations 11 8 4 7 4 0
Anticonvulsants 4 9 0 4 * *
Muscle relaxants 0 6 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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