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

Drug misuse deaths reported to DAWN 73
Suicide deaths reported to DAWN 8
Population 343,279
Drug misuse deaths per 1,000,000 population 212.7
Suicide deaths per 1,000,000 population 23.3

Drug-related deaths by drug category, 2003-2004
Drug category Drug misuse Suicide
Deaths,
2003
Deaths,
2004
Single-drug
deaths,
2004
Deaths,
2003
Deaths,
2004
Single-drug
deaths,
2004
1 Includes alcohol in combination with other drugs (all ages) and alcohol alone in decedents under age 21.
2 Includes MDMA (Ecstasy), GHB, flunitrazepam (Rohypnol), and ketamine.
3 Includes PCP, LSD, and miscellaneous hallucinogens.
ALL DRUGS 88 73 27 14 8 --
Alcohol1 23 26 0 5 4 --
Cocaine 43 37 17 -- -- --
Marijuana 5 -- 0 0 0 --
Stimulants -- -- -- 0 0 --
Club drugs2 0 0 0 0 0 --
Hallucinogens3 0 0 0 0 0 --
Inhalants 0 0 0 0 0 --
 
Antidepressants 4 -- 0 -- -- --
Antipsychotics -- 0 0 -- -- --
Benzodiazepines 8 8 0 -- -- --
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 0 0 0 -- 0 --
Opiates/opioids 42 40 9 6 4 --
– Heroin (specified) 21 24 6 0 0 --
– Methadone 6 -- -- -- 0 --
– All other opiates/opioids 21 18 -- 5 4 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 0 0 --
Salicylates/combinations 0 -- 0 0 0 --
Misc. analgesics/combinations 8 5 0 4 -- --
Anticonvulsants -- 0 0 0 0 --
Muscle relaxants 0 0 0 0 -- --

Deaths by case type, 2004
Suicide 9.9%
Overmedication 11.1%
Homicide 0.0%
All other accidental 76.5%
Could not be determined 2.5%

Causes of death, 2004
Drug misuse Deaths
Any drug-related cause 73
– Abuse 0
– Drug or alcohol 73
– Toxic effects 53
Body systems (includes infections) 26
Accidents and injuries 0

Place of death, 2004
Drug misuse Deaths
Health care facility 38
Home 20
Public place 0
Other 15
Not documented 0

Death rates by gender and age: Drug misuse, 2004
Gender Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Male 356.5
Female 75.6

Age Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Under 21 38.6
21 to 34 249.1
35 to 54 423.7
55 and over 109.0

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug misuse deaths, 2004
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 9 31 40
Cocaine 17 20 37
Alcohol 0 26 26
Benzodiazepines 0 8 8
Misc. analgesics/combinations 0 5 5

End Notes
-- Indicates a number less than 4 has been suppressed.
SOURCE: Office of Applied Studies, SAMHSA, Drug Abuse Warning Network 2004 (11/2005 update).

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