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Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 76
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 9
Metro area population, 2005 1,210,182
Population covered by DAWN 699,051
Percent of population covered by DAWN 58%

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) 76 10.9 9 1.3 699,051
1. Clark County, IN*         101,625
2. Floyd County, IN*         72,025
3. Harrison County, IN*         36,729
4. Washington County, IN*         27,817
5. Bullitt County, KY*         71,440
6. Henry County, KY*         15,824
7. Jefferson County, KY 76 10.9 9 1.3 699,051
8. Meade County, KY*         28,257
9. Nelson County, KY*         41,066
10. Oldham County, KY*         53,459
11. Shelby County, KY*         38,216
12. Spencer County, KY*         15,637
13. Trimble County, KY*         9,036

Deaths by manner of death, 2005
Suicide 10.6%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 8.2%
Natural/accidental 81.2%

Place of death, 2005
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 28
Home 39
Public place 5
Other 4
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility --
Home 5
Public place --
Other 0
Not documented 0

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2005
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 5 49 54
Antidepressants 0 25 25
Cocaine 1 19 20
Benzodiazepines 0 17 17
Alcohol 0 15 15

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2005
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Antidepressants 0 6 6
Opiates/opioids 0 4 4
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 0 4 4

Gender and age death rates: Drug-related, 2005
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 14.9
Female 7.2

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 1.5
21 to 34 18.5
35 to 54 21.8
55 and over 2.4

Gender and age death rates: Drug-related suicide, 2005
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 0.6
Female 1.9

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.0
21 to 34 1.6
35 to 54 2.4
55 and over 1.2

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 57 76 7 9 9 0
Alcohol* 6 15 0 -- --  
Cocaine 13 20 -- 0 0  
Marijuana 0 0 0 0 0  
Stimulants -- -- 0 0 0  
Club drugs 0 -- 0 0 0  
Hallucinogens†† 0 0 0 0 0  
Inhalants 0 0 0 0 0  
Antidepressants 15 25 0 7 6  
Antipsychotics -- 8 -- 0 --  
Benzodiazepines 15 17 0 -- --  
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 8 10 0 -- 4  
Opiates/opioids 43 54 5 -- 4  
– Heroin (specified) 0 0 0 0 0  
– Methadone 27 31 -- 0 --  
– All other opiates/opioids 24 33 4 -- --  
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 0 0  
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 -- 0  
Misc. analgesics/combinations 7 -- 0 -- 0  
Anticonvulsants 0 -- 0 0 0  
Muscle relaxants 0 0 0 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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