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Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH

Drug misuse deaths reported to DAWN 184
Suicide deaths reported to DAWN 25
Metro area population, 2004 2,137,073
Population covered by DAWN 1,351,009
Percent of population covered by DAWN 63%

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.
1 Deaths per 1,000,000 population.
Total participating (1) 184 136.2 25 18.5 1,351,009
1. Cuyahoga County, OH 184 136.2 25 18.5 1,351,009
2. Geauga County, OH§         94,602
3. Lake County, OH§         232,061
4. Lorain County, OH§         294,324
5. Medina County, OH§         165,077

Deaths by case type, 2004
Suicide 12.0%
Overmedication 14.4%
Homicide 0.0%
All other accidental 71.3%
Could not be determined 2.4%

Place of death, 2004
Drug misuse Deaths
Health care facility 91
Home 83
Public place --
Other 8
Not documented 0

Suicide Deaths
Health care facility 11
Home 11
Public place --
Other 0
Not documented 0

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug misuse deaths, 2004
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Cocaine 58 45 103
Opiates/opioids 21 66 87
Alcohol 0 31 31
Benzodiazepines 0 14 14
Antidepressants 0 14 14

Top 5 drugs involved: Suicide deaths, 2004
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Antidepressants 1 8 9
Alcohol 0 9 9
Opiates/opioids 1 7 8
Misc. analgesics/combinations 2 5 7
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 2 2 4

Death rates by gender and age: Drug misuse, 2004
Gender Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Male 194.2
Female 84.5

Age Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Under 21 15.9
21 to 34 121.0
35 to 54 298.7
55 and over 87.4

Death rates by gender and age: Suicide, 2004
Gender Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Male 15.7
Female 21.1

Age Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Under 21 2.6
21 to 34 17.9
35 to 54 34.6
55 and over 17.5

Causes of death, 2004
Drug misuse Deaths
Any drug-related cause 183
– Abuse 39
– Drug or alcohol 183
– Toxic effects 152
Body systems (includes infections) 93
Accidents and injuries 5

Suicide Deaths
Any drug-related cause 25
– Abuse 0
– Drug or alcohol 25
– Toxic effects 25
Body systems (includes infections) 5
Accidents and injuries --

Drug-related deaths by drug category, 2003-2004
Drug category Drug misuse Suicide
Deaths,
2003
Deaths,
2004
Single-drug
deaths,
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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 178 184 94 21 25 8
Alcohol2 46 31 0 8 9 0
Cocaine 91 103 58 -- -- 0
Marijuana 5 4 0 0 -- 0
Stimulants -- -- 0 -- 0 0
Club drugs3 -- -- 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens4 7 0 0 0 0 0
Inhalants 0 -- 0 0 0 0
 
Antidepressants 26 14 0 9 9 --
Antipsychotics 6 -- -- -- 0 0
Benzodiazepines 15 14 0 -- 4 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 7 11 0 -- 4 --
Opiates/opioids 90 87 21 6 8 --
– Heroin (specified) 39 37 9 0 0 0
– Methadone 5 6 -- 0 0 0
– All other opiates/opioids (not heroin or methadone) 55 54 11 6 8 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents -- 0 0 0 0 0
Salicylates/combinations -- 0 0 0 -- 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations 13 13 -- -- 7 --
Anticonvulsants 0 0 0 0 -- --
Muscle relaxants -- 5 0 -- -- 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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