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Bluefield, WV-VA

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 49
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 3
Metro area population, 2010 106,840
Population covered by DAWN 106,840
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 (2) 49 45.9 3 2.8 106,840
1. Tazewell County, VA 15 33.4 0 0.0 44,913
2. Mercer County, WV 34 54.9 3 4.8 61,927

Deaths by manner of death, 2010
Suicide 5.8%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 5.8%
Accidental 88.5%
Natural 0.0%

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2010
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 1 44 45
Benzodiazepines 0 33 33
Antidepressants 0 9 9
Alcohol 0 8 8
Cocaine 0 8 8

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2010

No single drug had 4 or more deaths.

Death rates by sex and age: Drug-related, 2010
Sex Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 60.0
Female 32.6

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 *
21 to 34 58.7
35 to 54 105.0
55 and over 20.9

Death rates by sex and age: Drug-related suicide, 2010
Sex Deaths per 100,000 population
Male *
Female 0.0

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

Place of death, 2010
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 16
Home 22
Public place *
Other 10
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 0
Home *
Public place 0
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 34 49 * 4 * 0
Alcohol 7 8 * * * -
Cocaine 5 8 * * * -
Marijuana 0 0 * 0 * -
Stimulants 0 0 * 0 * -
Club drugs 0 0 * 0 * -
Hallucinogens 0 0 * 0 * -
Inhalants 0 0 * 0 * -
Antidepressants 4 9 * * * -
Antipsychotics 0 4 * 0 * -
Benzodiazepines 18 33 * * * -
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics * 4 * * * -
Opiates/opioids 27 45 * * * -
– Heroin (specified) 0 0 * 0 * -
– Methadone 7 9 * 0 * -
– All other opiates/opioids 24 41 * * * -
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 * 0 * -
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 * 0 * -
Misc. analgesics/combinations * 6 * * * -
Anticonvulsants 0 * * 0 * -
Muscle relaxants * * * 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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