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Kansas City, MO-KS: Jackson County, MO

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 75
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 15
Population 662,133
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 11.3
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 2.3

Drug-related deaths by drug category, 2004-2005
Drug category Drug-related Drug-related suicide
Deaths,
2004
Deaths,
2005
Single-drug
deaths,
2005
Deaths,
2004
Deaths,
2005
Single-drug
deaths,
2005
* Includes alcohol in combination with other drugs (all ages) and alcohol alone in decedents under age 21.
Includes MDMA (Ecstasy), GHB, flunitrazepam (Rohypnol), and ketamine.
†† Includes PCP, LSD, and miscellaneous hallucinogens.
ALL DRUGS   75 21   15 --
Alcohol*   26 --   8 --
Cocaine   28 8   -- --
Marijuana   18 --   0 --
Stimulants   10 5   -- --
Club drugs   -- --   0 --
Hallucinogens††   0 0   0 --
Inhalants   -- 0   -- --
Antidepressants   13 --   4 --
Antipsychotics   -- 0   -- --
Benzodiazepines   15 0   4 --
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics   8 0   4 --
Opiates/opioids   29 --   5 --
– Heroin (specified)   0 0   0 --
– Methadone   16 --   0 --
– All other opiates/opioids   17 --   5 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents   -- 0   0 --
Salicylates/combinations   0 0   -- --
Misc. analgesics/combinations   4 0   0 --
Anticonvulsants   0 0   -- --
Muscle relaxants   4 0   0 --

Deaths by manner of death, 2005
Suicide 16.7%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 0.0%
Natural/accidental 83.3%

Place of death, 2005
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 18
Home 39
Public place --
Other 16
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility --
Home 13
Public place 0
Other --
Not documented 0

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2005
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 18.4
Female 4.7

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 2.1
21 to 34 9.0
35 to 54 25.9
55 and over 6.0

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2005
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 3 26 29
Cocaine 8 20 28
Alcohol 1 25 26
Marijuana 2 16 18
Benzodiazepines 0 15 15

End Notes
1. Drug-related deaths exclude suicides.
2. All death rates are per 100,000 population.
3. -- A number less than 4 has been suppressed.

SOURCE: Office of Applied Studies, SAMHSA, Drug Abuse Warning Network, 2005 (08/2008 update).

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