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St. Louis, MO-IL: St. Louis City, MO

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 113
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 10
Population 356,538
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 31.7
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 2.8

Deaths by manner of death, 2010
Suicide 8.1%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 4.9%
Accidental 86.2%
Natural 0.8%

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2010
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 9 72 81
Alcohol 0 33 33
Cocaine 17 11 28
Benzodiazepines 1 9 10
Antidepressants 3 2 5

Death rates by sex and age: Drug-related, 2010
Sex Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 45.5
Female 19.2

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 *
21 to 34 35.8
35 to 54 61.7
55 and over 24.6

Place of death, 2010
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 48
Home 44
Public place *
Other 20
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 4
Home 5
Public place *
Other 0
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 90 113 34 10 10 6
Alcohol 25 33 0 * * 0
Cocaine 8 28 17 0 0 0
Marijuana 0 0 0 0 0 0
Stimulants * * * 0 0 0
Club drugs * * 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens 0 0 0 0 0 0
Inhalants 0 0 0 0 0 0
Antidepressants * 5 * 4 * *
Antipsychotics * * * * * *
Benzodiazepines 9 10 * * 0 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 0 * 0 * * 0
Opiates/opioids 76 81 9 * * *
– Heroin (specified) 63 62 * 0 0 0
– Methadone 7 5 * 0 0 0
– All other opiates/opioids 11 74 7 * * *
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 * 0 0 0 0
Salicylates/combinations * 0 0 0 0 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations * 0 0 0 * *
Anticonvulsants 0 0 0 0 0 0
Muscle relaxants 0 0 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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