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Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI: Hennepin County, MN

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 88
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 16
Population 1,118,746
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 7.9
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 1.4

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 68 88 37 18 16 4
Alcohol* 22 28 0 -- 5 0
Cocaine 24 33 10 0 -- 0
Marijuana 0 0 0 0 0 0
Stimulants 6 7 -- 0 0 0
Club drugs -- -- 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens†† -- 0 0 0 0 0
Inhalants 0 0 0 0 0 0
Antidepressants -- -- -- 4 4 0
Antipsychotics 0 -- 0 -- 5 --
Benzodiazepines 6 11 0 4 -- 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 0 -- 0 -- 4 --
Opiates/opioids 47 63 19 6 9 --
– Heroin (specified) 9 5 0 0 0 0
– Methadone 10 13 -- 0 -- 0
– All other opiates/opioids 28 53 16 6 8 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 -- -- 0 0 0
Salicylates/combinations -- 0 0 0 0 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations -- 0 0 8 -- 0
Anticonvulsants 0 0 0 0 0 0
Muscle relaxants 0 -- 0 0 0 0

Deaths by manner of death, 2005
Suicide 15.4%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 5.8%
Natural/accidental 78.8%

Place of death, 2005
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 12
Home 59
Public place --
Other 14
Not documented 0

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

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2005
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 11.9
Female 3.9

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 1.3
21 to 34 8.9
35 to 54 15.9
55 and over 3.4

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2005
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 19 44 63
Cocaine 10 23 33
Alcohol 0 28 28
Benzodiazepines 0 11 11
Stimulants 3 4 7

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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