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Indianapolis, IN

Drug misuse deaths reported to DAWN 108
Suicide deaths reported to DAWN 19
Metro area population, 2004 1,621,613
Population covered by DAWN 989,460
Percent of population covered by DAWN 61%

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 (2) 108 109.2 19 19.2 989,460
1. Boone County, IN§         50,847
2. Brown County, IN§         15,228
3. Hamilton County, IN§         231,760
4. Hancock County, IN§         60,915
5. Hendricks County, IN§         123,476
6. Johnson County, IN 16 127.1 0 0.0 125,864
7. Marion County, IN* 92 106.5 19 22.0 863,596
8. Morgan County, IN§         69,424
9. Putnam County, IN§         36,786
10. Shelby County, IN§         43,717

Deaths by case type, 2004
Suicide 15.0%
Overmedication 0.8%
Homicide 0.0%
All other accidental 0.0%
Could not be determined 84.3%

Place of death, 2004
Drug misuse Deaths
Health care facility 20
Home 62
Public place --
Other 24
Not documented 0

Suicide Deaths
Health care facility 6
Home 13
Public place 0
Other 0
Not documented 0

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug misuse deaths, 2004
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 5 67 72
Cocaine 11 33 44
Alcohol 0 28 28
Benzodiazepines 0 25 25
Misc. analgesics/combinations 2 22 24

Top 5 drugs involved: Suicide deaths, 2004
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 3 9 12
Antidepressants 1 7 8
Benzodiazepines 0 7 7
Misc. analgesics/combinations 1 4 5
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 0 4 4

Death rates by gender and age: Drug misuse, 2004
Gender Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Male 143.8
Female 76.8

Age Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Under 21 16.6
21 to 34 144.9
35 to 54 220.1
55 and over 51.2

Death rates by gender and age: Suicide, 2004
Gender Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Male 6.3
Female 31.5

Age Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Under 21 0.0
21 to 34 40.0
35 to 54 24.1
55 and over 20.5

Causes of death, 2004
Drug misuse Deaths
Any drug-related cause 108
– Abuse 24
– Drug or alcohol 107
– Toxic effects 95
Body systems (includes infections) 15
Accidents and injuries --

Suicide Deaths
Any drug-related cause 19
– Abuse 0
– Drug or alcohol 18
– Toxic effects 19
Body systems (includes infections) --
Accidents and injuries 0

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 72 108 21 8 19 6
Alcohol2 23 28 0 -- -- 0
Cocaine 21 44 11 -- -- 0
Marijuana 14 14 0 -- -- 0
Stimulants -- 9 -- 0 0 0
Club drugs3 0 -- 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens4 -- 0 0 0 -- 0
Inhalants 0 0 0 0 0 0
 
Antidepressants 5 18 0 -- 8 --
Antipsychotics 0 0 0 0 -- 0
Benzodiazepines 17 25 0 -- 7 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 5 11 -- -- 4 0
Opiates/opioids 60 72 5 4 12 --
– Heroin (specified) -- 6 0 0 0 0
– Methadone 17 17 -- -- -- --
– All other opiates/opioids 48 60 -- 4 10 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 -- -- 0
Salicylates/combinations -- 0 0 0 0 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations 4 24 -- -- 5 --
Anticonvulsants 0 -- 0 0 -- 0
Muscle relaxants -- 7 -- -- -- 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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