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Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 164
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 17
Metro area population, 2005 1,509,388
Population covered by DAWN 918,673
Percent of population covered by DAWN 61%

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) 164 17.9 17 1.9 918,673
1. Milwaukee County, WI 164 17.9 17 1.9 918,673
2. Ozaukee County, WI*         85,983
3. Washington County, WI*         125,928
4. Waukesha County, WI*         378,804

Deaths by manner of death, 2005
Suicide 9.4%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 7.2%
Natural/accidental 83.4%

Place of death, 2005
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 29
Home 99
Public place 7
Other 29
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 0
Home 14
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 4 101 105
Cocaine 22 53 75
Benzodiazepines 0 53 53
Antidepressants 0 50 50
Alcohol 0 40 40

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2005
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Antidepressants 0 11 11
Benzodiazepines 0 10 10
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 0 9 9
Opiates/opioids 0 7 7
Alcohol 0 5 5

Gender and age death rates: Drug-related, 2005
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 23.4
Female 12.6

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 1.1
21 to 34 20.2
35 to 54 40.2
55 and over 9.7

Gender and age death rates: Drug-related suicide, 2005
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 2.7
Female 1.1

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.0
21 to 34 1.7
35 to 54 3.0
55 and over 3.1

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 148 164 29 30 17 0
Alcohol* 39 40 0 8 5  
Cocaine 80 75 22 -- --  
Marijuana -- 11 0 0 --  
Stimulants 0 0 0 0 0  
Club drugs 0 0 0 0 0  
Hallucinogens†† 0 0 0 0 0  
Inhalants 0 0 0 0 0  
Antidepressants 37 50 0 18 11  
Antipsychotics 11 9 0 11 --  
Benzodiazepines 55 53 0 16 10  
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 23 29 0 4 9  
Opiates/opioids 91 105 4 12 7  
– Heroin (specified) 12 20 0 0 0  
– Methadone 39 23 -- -- --  
– All other opiates/opioids 69 85 -- 12 7  
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 -- 0 -- --  
Salicylates/combinations -- -- -- -- --  
Misc. analgesics/combinations 12 11 -- 8 --  
Anticonvulsants 11 21 -- -- 4  
Muscle relaxants 9 8 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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