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Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 181
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 32
Metro area population, 2005 2,125,138
Population covered by DAWN 1,330,428
Percent of population covered by DAWN 63%

Metro area overview: Deaths and population by county, 2005
Metro area component Drug-related Drug-related suicide Population
Deaths Rate Deaths Rate
* Area did not participate in DAWN this year.
Total participating (1) 181 13.6 32 2.4 1,330,428
1. Cuyahoga County, OH 181 13.6 32 2.4 1,330,428
2. Geauga County, OH*         95,060
3. Lake County, OH*         232,416
4. Lorain County, OH*         300,266
5. Medina County, OH*         166,968

Deaths by manner of death, 2005
Suicide 15.0%
Homicide 0.5%
Could not be determined 3.3%
Natural/accidental 81.2%

Place of death, 2005
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 81
Home 91
Public place --
Other 7
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 13
Home 17
Public place --
Other --
Not documented 0

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2005
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 18 78 96
Cocaine 41 45 86
Alcohol 0 48 48
Benzodiazepines 1 22 23
Antidepressants 2 19 21

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2005
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 3 10 13
Antidepressants 4 9 13
Miscellaneous analgesics/combinations 1 10 11
Alcohol 0 9 9
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 1 5 6

Gender and age death rates: Drug-related, 2005
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 20.6
Female 7.3

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.5
21 to 34 14.1
35 to 54 28.7
55 and over 9.9

Gender and age death rates: Drug-related suicide, 2005
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 2.2
Female 2.6

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.5
21 to 34 1.9
35 to 54 3.2
55 and over 3.8

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 185 181 78 25 32 14
Alcohol* 31 48 0 9 9 0
Cocaine 103 86 41 -- 0 0
Marijuana 4 0 0 -- 0 0
Stimulants -- 0 0 0 0 0
Club drugs -- 0 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens†† 0 -- -- 0 0 0
Inhalants -- 0 0 0 -- --
Antidepressants 14 21 -- 9 13 4
Antipsychotics -- 7 -- 0 4 0
Benzodiazepines 14 23 -- 4 -- 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 12 13 -- 4 6 --
Opiates/opioids 87 96 18 8 13 --
– Heroin (specified) 37 37 7 0 0 0
– Methadone 6 16 4 0 -- 0
– All other opiates/opioids 54 66 7 8 13 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 -- 0 0 0 0
Salicylates/combinations 0 -- 0 -- -- --
Misc. analgesics/combinations 13 13 -- 7 11 --
Anticonvulsants 0 -- -- -- 0 0
Muscle relaxants 5 7 0 -- -- 0

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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