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Roanoke, VA

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 35
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 16
Metro area population, 2010 300,441
Population covered by DAWN 300,441
Percent of population covered by DAWN 100%

Metro area overview: Deaths and population by county, 2010
County Drug-related Drug-related suicide Population
Deaths Rate Deaths Rate
Total participating (6) 35 11.6 16 5.3 300,441
1. Botetourt County, VA 1 3.1 1 3.1 32,556
2. Craig County, VA 1 20.1 0 0.0 4,970
3. Franklin County, VA 6 11.6 0 0.0 51,938
4. Roanoke City, VA 16 16.9 10 10.6 94,494
5. Roanoke County, VA 3 3.3 4 4.4 91,020
6. Salem City, VA 8 31.4 1 3.9 25,463

Deaths by manner of death, 2010
Suicide 31.4%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 0.0%
Accidental 66.7%
Natural 2.0%

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2010
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 5 18 23
Benzodiazepines 1 11 12
Alcohol 0 7 7
Antidepressants 0 6 6
Cocaine 0 4 4

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2010
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Antidepressants 1 7 8
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 0 8 8
Opiates/opioids 0 5 5

Death rates by sex and age: Drug-related, 2010
Sex Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 11.8
Female 11.5

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 *
21 to 34 26.6
35 to 54 20.0
55 and over 4.4

Death rates by sex and age: Drug-related suicide, 2010
Sex Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 4.9
Female 5.8

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.0
21 to 34 10.2
35 to 54 9.4
55 and over *

Place of death, 2010
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 17
Home 15
Public place 0
Other *
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 4
Home 11
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 61 35 13 6 16 *
Alcohol 9 7 0 * * *
Cocaine 4 4 0 0 * *
Marijuana * 0 0 0 0 *
Stimulants * 0 0 0 0 *
Club drugs 0 0 0 0 0 *
Hallucinogens 0 0 0 0 0 *
Inhalants * * * 0 0 *
Antidepressants 9 6 0 0 8 *
Antipsychotics 0 0 0 * * *
Benzodiazepines 12 12 * * * *
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 7 * 0 * 8 *
Opiates/opioids 38 23 5 * 5 *
– Heroin (specified) 7 * * 0 0 *
– Methadone 14 * * 0 0 *
– All other opiates/opioids 22 18 * * 5 *
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents * 0 0 0 0 *
Salicylates/combinations * 0 0 0 0 *
Misc. analgesics/combinations 6 * 0 * * *
Anticonvulsants 0 0 0 * 0 *
Muscle relaxants 4 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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