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Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 156
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 13
Metro area population, 2010 1,559,779
Population covered by DAWN 959,548
Percent of population covered by DAWN 62%

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 (1) 156 16.3 13 1.4 959,548
1. Milwaukee County, WI 156 16.3 13 1.4 959,548
2. Ozaukee County, WI - - - - 86,322
3. Washington County, WI - - - - 130,699
4. Waukesha County, WI - - - - 383,210

Deaths by manner of death, 2010
Suicide 7.7%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 8.3%
Accidental 83.4%
Natural 0.6%

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2010
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 19 100 119
Benzodiazepines 1 56 57
Cocaine 22 25 47
Alcohol 0 38 38
Antidepressants 2 9 11

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2010
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Benzodiazepines 0 7 7
Opiates/opioids 1 4 5
Antidepressants 0 4 4

Death rates by sex and age: Drug-related, 2010
Sex Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 20.7
Female 12.1

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 *
21 to 34 18.7
35 to 54 33.9
55 and over 13.5

Death rates by sex and age: Drug-related suicide, 2010
Sex Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 1.3
Female 1.4

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.0
21 to 34 *
35 to 54 2.8
55 and over 2.4

Place of death, 2010
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 16
Home 110
Public place 0
Other 30
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility *
Home 11
Public place 0
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 166 156 45 16 13 4
Alcohol 46 38 0 7 * 0
Cocaine 55 47 22 * * *
Marijuana * * 0 0 0 0
Stimulants * * 0 0 0 0
Club drugs * * 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens 0 0 0 0 0 0
Inhalants 0 0 0 0 0 0
Antidepressants 38 11 * 6 4 0
Antipsychotics 4 * 0 4 * 0
Benzodiazepines 90 57 * 8 7 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 32 10 0 6 * *
Opiates/opioids 138 119 19 4 5 *
– Heroin (specified) 39 34 11 0 0 0
– Methadone 44 29 4 0 * 0
– All other opiates/opioids 109 77 4 4 4 *
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 4 0 0 * 0 0
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 0 0 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations 7 7 0 4 0 0
Anticonvulsants 12 4 0 * 0 0
Muscle relaxants 12 9 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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