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Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL-IN-WI

Drug misuse deaths reported to DAWN 699
Suicide deaths reported to DAWN 51
Metro area population, 2004 9,391,515
Population covered by DAWN 7,058,121
Percent of population covered by DAWN 75%

Metro area overview: Deaths and population by county, 2004
Metro area component Drug misuse Suicide Total
population
Deaths Rate1 Deaths Rate1
§ Area did not participate in DAWN this year.
* Indicates area featured in Spotlight section.
1 Deaths per 1,000,000 population.
Total participating (7) 699 99.0 51 7.2 7,058,121
1. Cook County, IL* 573 107.5 38 7.1 5,327,777
2. DeKalb County, IL§         95,503
3. DuPage County, IL§         928,718
4. Grundy County, IL 10 243.5 1 24.3 41,069
5. Kane County, IL 28 59.3 3 6.3 472,482
6. Kendall County, IL 2 27.6 0 0.0 72,548
7. Lake County, IL 53 76.5 6 8.7 692,895
8. McHenry County, IL 25 84.3 1 3.4 296,389
9. Will County, IL§         613,849
10. Jasper County, IN§         31,624
11. Lake County, IN§         490,844
12. Newton County, IN§         14,421
13. Porter County, IN 8 51.6 2 12.9 154,961
14. Kenosha County, WI§         158,435

Deaths by case type, 2004
Suicide 6.8%
Overmedication 4.1%
Homicide 0.5%
All other accidental 86.5%
Could not be determined 2.0%

Place of death, 2004
Drug misuse Deaths
Health care facility 322
Home 230
Public place 32
Other 111
Not documented 4

Suicide Deaths
Health care facility 14
Home 32
Public place --
Other --
Not documented 0

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug misuse deaths, 2004
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Cocaine 214 228 442
Opiates/opioids 125 310 435
Alcohol 7 125 132
Antidepressants 1 23 24
Benzodiazepines 2 20 22

Top 5 drugs involved: Suicide deaths, 2004
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Antidepressants 7 10 17
Alcohol 0 14 14
Opiates/opioids 2 9 11
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 5 5 10
Antipsychotics 2 7 9

Death rates by gender and age: Drug misuse, 2004
Gender Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Male 149.6
Female 50.2

Age Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Under 21 13.5
21 to 34 122.1
35 to 54 213.5
55 and over 37.8

Death rates by gender and age: Suicide, 2004
Gender Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Male 8.1
Female 6.4

Age Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Under 21 0.9
21 to 34 4.9
35 to 54 15.6
55 and over 7.0

Causes of death, 2004
Drug misuse Deaths
Any drug-related cause 569
– Abuse --
– Drug or alcohol 566
– Toxic effects 549
Body systems (includes infections) 149
Accidents and injuries 13

Suicide Deaths
Any drug-related cause 51
– Abuse --
– Drug or alcohol 51
– Toxic effects 49
Body systems (includes infections) 6
Accidents and injuries --

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
2 Includes alcohol in combination with other drugs (all ages) and alcohol alone in decedents under age 21.
3 Includes MDMA (Ecstasy), GHB, flunitrazepam (Rohypnol), and ketamine.
4 Includes PCP, LSD, and miscellaneous hallucinogens.
ALL DRUGS   699 358   51 23
Alcohol2   132 7   14 0
Cocaine   442 214   -- 0
Marijuana   10 --   0 0
Stimulants   -- --   0 0
Club drugs3   -- 0   0 0
Hallucinogens4   -- 0   0 0
Inhalants   0 0   0 0
 
Antidepressants   24 --   17 7
Antipsychotics   -- 0   9 --
Benzodiazepines   22 --   7 --
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics   10 0   10 5
Opiates/opioids   435 125   11 --
– Heroin (specified)   30 7   -- 0
– Methadone   40 20   0 0
– All other opiates/opioids (not heroin or methadone)   375 98   10 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents   -- 0   0 0
Salicylates/combinations   -- --   -- --
Misc. analgesics/combinations   6 0   4 --
Anticonvulsants   4 0   -- 0
Muscle relaxants   9 --   -- 0

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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