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

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 88
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 21
Population 1,002,258
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 8.8
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 2.1

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 85 88 47 23 21 14
Alcohol* 34 22 5 9 -- 0
Cocaine 26 31 15 4 -- --
Marijuana 0 -- 0 0 0 0
Stimulants 4 -- -- 0 0 0
Club drugs 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens†† 0 0 0 0 0 0
Inhalants -- -- -- 0 0 0
Antidepressants 6 7 0 7 6 4
Antipsychotics 0 -- 0 -- 5 --
Benzodiazepines 7 6 0 -- -- --
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics -- -- 0 -- -- --
Opiates/opioids 54 55 21 6 4 --
– Heroin (specified) 25 21 10 0 -- 0
– Methadone 5 11 -- -- -- 0
– All other opiates/opioids 27 30 8 5 -- --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents -- 0 0 0 0 0
Salicylates/combinations -- 0 0 -- -- 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations -- 0 0 5 -- 0
Anticonvulsants 0 0 0 -- -- 0
Muscle relaxants -- 4 0 0 0 0

Deaths by manner of death, 2005
Suicide 19.3%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 3.7%
Natural/accidental 77.1%

Place of death, 2005
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 38
Home 37
Public place 8
Other 4
Not documented --

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 11
Home 8
Public place --
Other 0
Not documented 0

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2005
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 12.8
Female 5.1

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 3.2
21 to 34 19.1
35 to 54 14.3
55 and over 1.9

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2005
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 21 34 55
Cocaine 15 16 31
Alcohol 5 17 22
Antidepressants 0 7 7
Benzodiazepines 0 6 6

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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