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Indianapolis-Carmel, IN

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 67
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 12
Metro area population, 2005 1,640,029
Population covered by DAWN 991,583
Percent of population covered by DAWN 60%

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 (2) 67 6.8 12 1.2 991,583
1. Boone County, IN*         51,918
2. Brown County, IN*         15,123
3. Hamilton County, IN*         240,732
4. Hancock County, IN*         62,972
5. Hendricks County, IN*         127,261
6. Johnson County, IN 8 6.2 1 0.8 129,823
7. Marion County, IN 59 6.8 11 1.3 861,760
8. Morgan County, IN*         69,751
9. Putnam County, IN*         36,914
10. Shelby County, IN*         43,775

Deaths by manner of death, 2005
Suicide 15.2%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 79.7%
Natural/accidental 5.1%

Place of death, 2005
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 10
Home 35
Public place 0
Other 22
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility --
Home 8
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 5 51 56
Benzodiazepines 0 31 31
Cocaine 3 18 21
Marijuana 0 17 17
Miscellaneous analgesics/combinations 1 15 16

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2005
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Miscellaneous analgesics/combinations 0 5 5
Opiates/opioids 0 5 5
Benzodiazepines 0 5 5
Antidepressants 1 3 4

Gender and age death rates: Drug-related, 2005
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 7.5
Female 6.1

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 3.0
21 to 34 13.2
35 to 54 10.4
55 and over 0.5

Gender and age death rates: Drug-related suicide, 2005
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 1.2
Female 1.2

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.3
21 to 34 1.0
35 to 54 2.0
55 and over 1.5

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 108 67 10 19 12 --
Alcohol* 28 13 0 -- -- --
Cocaine 44 21 -- -- 0 --
Marijuana 14 17 0 -- 0 --
Stimulants 9 -- -- 0 -- --
Club drugs -- 0 0 0 0 --
Hallucinogens†† 0 -- 0 -- 0 --
Inhalants 0 0 0 0 0 --
Antidepressants 18 13 0 8 4 --
Antipsychotics 0 0 0 -- 0 --
Benzodiazepines 25 31 0 7 5 --
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 11 6 0 4 -- --
Opiates/opioids 72 56 5 12 5 --
– Heroin (specified) 6 4 0 0 0 --
– Methadone 17 15 -- -- 0 --
– All other opiates/opioids 61 46 4 10 5 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 -- -- --
Salicylates/combinations 0 -- 0 0 0 --
Misc. analgesics/combinations 24 16 -- 5 5 --
Anticonvulsants -- -- 0 -- -- --
Muscle relaxants 7 4 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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