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Oklahoma

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 254
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 44
State population, 2005 3,543,442
Population covered by DAWN 3,543,442
Percent of population covered by DAWN 100%

State overview: Deaths and population by county, 2005
Counties Drug-related Drug-related suicide Population
Deaths Rate Deaths Rate
Total participating (77) 254 7.2 44 1.2 3,543,442
1. Adair County 3 13.7 1 4.6 21,956
2. Alfalfa County 1 17.5 0 0.0 5,719
3. Atoka County 1 7.0 1 7.0 14,338
4. Beaver County 3 55.5 0 0.0 5,401
5. Beckham County 3 15.9 0 0.0 18,810
6. Blaine County 1 7.8 0 0.0 12,876
7. Bryan County 1 2.7 2 5.3 37,716
8. Caddo County 3 10.0 0 0.0 30,089
9. Canadian County 4 4.1 0 0.0 98,451
10. Carter County 4 8.5 0 0.0 47,032
11. Cherokee County 3 6.8 1 2.3 44,416
12. Choctaw County 0 0.0 2 13.1 15,315
13. Cimarron County 1 35.6 0 0.0 2,809
14. Cleveland County 10 4.5 3 1.3 224,244
15. Coal County 0 0.0 0 0.0 5,736
16. Comanche County 4 3.6 0 0.0 110,629
17. Cotton County 0 0.0 0 0.0 6,526
18. Craig County 1 6.6 0 0.0 15,047
19. Creek County 8 11.6 1 1.5 68,674
20. Custer County 1 4.0 0 0.0 25,278
21. Delaware County 1 2.5 1 2.5 39,221
22. Dewey County 0 0.0 0 0.0 4,534
23. Ellis County 0 0.0 0 0.0 3,958
24. Garfield County 2 3.5 1 1.8 56,885
25. Garvin County 6 22.1 0 0.0 27,190
26. Grady County 1 2.0 0 0.0 49,364
27. Grant County 0 0.0 0 0.0 4,779
28. Greer County 0 0.0 1 17.0 5,870
29. Harmon County 0 0.0 0 0.0 3,046
30. Harper County 0 0.0 0 0.0 3,347
31. Haskell County 0 0.0 1 8.3 12,084
32. Hughes County 0 0.0 0 0.0 13,897
33. Jackson County 2 7.6 0 0.0 26,338
34. Jefferson County 1 15.5 0 0.0 6,447
35. Johnston County 3 29.1 0 0.0 10,295
36. Kay County 0 0.0 0 0.0 46,195
37. Kingfisher County 0 0.0 0 0.0 14,230
38. Kiowa County 0 0.0 0 0.0 9,882
39. Latimer County 0 0.0 0 0.0 10,607
40. Le Flore County 5 10.1 0 0.0 49,412
41. Lincoln County 1 3.1 2 6.2 32,344
42. Logan County 2 5.5 0 0.0 36,414
43. Love County 0 0.0 0 0.0 9,148
44. Major County 0 0.0 0 0.0 7,309
45. Marshall County 1 7.0 1 7.0 14,356
46. Mayes County 2 5.1 1 2.5 39,416
47. Mcclain County 3 10.0 0 0.0 29,982
48. McCurtain County 1 3.0 0 0.0 33,871
49. McIntosh County 2 10.1 0 0.0 19,834
50. Murray County 0 0.0 0 0.0 12,809
51. Muskogee County 4 5.7 1 1.4 70,672
52. Noble County 0 0.0 0 0.0 11,199
53. Nowata County 0 0.0 0 0.0 10,799
54. Okfuskee County 0 0.0 0 0.0 11,404
55. Oklahoma County 53 7.7 8 1.2 684,192
56. Okmulgee County 2 5.0 1 2.5 39,657
57. Osage County 2 4.4 0 0.0 45,342
58. Ottawa County 2 6.1 2 6.1 32,800
59. Pawnee County 4 23.8 0 0.0 16,792
60. Payne County 5 6.8 0 0.0 73,419
61. Pittsburg County 1 2.2 0 0.0 44,564
62. Pontotoc County 3 8.5 0 0.0 35,188
63. Pottawatomie County 3 4.4 1 1.5 68,076
64. Pushmataha County 2 17.1 0 0.0 11,666
65. Roger Mills County 0 0.0 0 0.0 3,309
66. Rogers County 6 7.5 0 0.0 80,509
67. Seminole County 2 8.1 0 0.0 24,638
68. Sequoyah County 3 7.4 1 2.5 40,766
69. Stephens County 0 0.0 0 0.0 42,929
70. Texas County 0 0.0 0 0.0 20,136
71. Tillman County 0 0.0 0 0.0 8,519
72. Tulsa County 64 11.2 8 1.4 570,627
73. Wagoner County 7 10.9 1 1.6 64,177
74. Washington County 6 12.2 1 2.0 48,997
75. Washita County 0 0.0 0 0.0 11,449
76. Woods County 0 0.0 0 0.0 8,481
77. Woodward County 0 0.0 1 5.3 19,009

Deaths by manner of death, 2005
Suicide 14.8%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 7.4%
Natural/accidental 77.9%

Place of death, 2005
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 49
Home 162
Public place 20
Other 18
Not documented 5

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 12
Home 28
Public place --
Other --
Not documented --

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2005
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 28 143 171
Benzodiazepines 1 84 85
Alcohol 14 40 54
Antidepressants 1 43 44
Stimulants 14 30 44

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2005
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 1 17 18
Antidepressants 1 17 18
Benzodiazepines 0 13 13
Alcohol 2 10 12
Miscellaneous analgesics/combinations 1 10 11

Gender and age death rates: Drug-related, 2005
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 9.0
Female 5.5

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 2.8
21 to 34 8.7
35 to 54 14.8
55 and over 2.6

Gender and age death rates: Drug-related suicide, 2005
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 1.0
Female 1.5

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.2
21 to 34 1.0
35 to 54 2.9
55 and over 0.8

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   254 75   44 10
Alcohol*   54 14   12 --
Cocaine   26 7   -- --
Marijuana   0 0   0 0
Stimulants   44 14   5 0
Club drugs   -- 0   0 0
Hallucinogens††   0 0   0 0
Inhalants   7 6   0 0
Antidepressants   44 --   18 --
Antipsychotics   14 --   4 --
Benzodiazepines   85 --   13 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics   20 0   5 0
Opiates/opioids   171 28   18 --
– Heroin (specified)   -- 0   0 0
– Methadone   66 10   -- 0
– All other opiates/opioids   114 18   16 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents   -- 0   0 0
Salicylates/combinations   -- 0   -- --
Misc. analgesics/combinations   30 --   11 --
Anticonvulsants   9 0   -- --
Muscle relaxants   34 0   10 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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