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St. Louis, MO-IL: St. Louis City, MO

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 81
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 8
Population 352,572
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 23.0
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 74 81 42 8 8 6
Alcohol* 26 20 -- 4 0 0
Cocaine 37 47 31 -- 0 0
Marijuana -- 0 0 0 0 0
Stimulants -- -- 0 0 0 0
Club drugs 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens†† 0 0 0 0 0 0
Inhalants 0 0 0 0 0 0
Antidepressants -- 4 -- -- -- --
Antipsychotics -- 4 0 -- -- 0
Benzodiazepines 8 4 0 -- -- 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 0 0 0 0 -- --
Opiates/opioids 40 28 4 4 -- 0
– Heroin (specified) 24 7 0 0 0 0
– Methadone -- 6 -- 0 0 0
– All other opiates/opioids 39 23 -- 4 -- 0
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 0 0 0
Salicylates/combinations -- 0 0 0 0 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations 5 4 -- -- -- --
Anticonvulsants -- 0 0 0 0 0
Muscle relaxants 0 0 0 -- 0 0

Deaths by manner of death, 2005
Suicide 9.0%
Homicide 1.1%
Could not be determined 6.7%
Natural/accidental 83.1%

Place of death, 2005
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 31
Home 33
Public place --
Other 15
Not documented 0

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

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2005
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 32.9
Female 14.0

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.9
21 to 34 22.1
35 to 54 55.2
55 and over 10.7

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2005
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Cocaine 31 16 47
Opiates/opioids 4 24 28
Alcohol 1 19 20
Miscellaneous analgesics/combinations 3 1 4
Benzodiazepines 0 4 4

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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