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Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL-IN-WI: Cook County, IL

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 803
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 26
Population 5,288,655
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 15.2
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 0.5

Drug-related deaths by drug category, 2005-2006
Drug category Drug-related Drug-related suicide
Deaths, 2005 Deaths, 2006 Single-drug
deaths, 2006
Deaths, 2005 Deaths, 2006 Single-drug
deaths, 2006
* 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 582 803 406 29 26 10
Alcohol* 97 132 0 6 -- 0
Cocaine 391 486 212 0 -- 0
Marijuana 0 0 0 0 0 0
Stimulants 0 -- -- 0 0 0
Club drugs 0 0 0 -- 0 0
Hallucinogens†† 0 -- 0 0 0 0
Inhalants 0 -- -- -- 0 0
Antidepressants -- 11 -- 9 12 4
Antipsychotics 0 -- 0 4 4 0
Benzodiazepines -- 9 -- 11 4 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics -- -- 0 8 6 --
Opiates/opioids 344 567 190 5 9 --
– Heroin (specified) 0 0 0 0 0 0
– Methadone 36 38 13 -- -- --
– All other opiates/opioids 313 538 177 4 7 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 0 -- 0
Salicylates/combinations 0 -- 0 0 0 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations 4 -- 0 5 4 0
Anticonvulsants -- -- 0 -- -- 0
Muscle relaxants -- 0 0 -- -- --

Deaths by manner of death, 2006
Suicide 3.1%
Homicide 0.1%
Could not be determined 0.4%
Accidental 96.3%
Natural 0.1%

Place of death, 2006
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 409
Home 245
Public place 56
Other 88
Not documented 5

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 10
Home 13
Public place --
Other --
Not documented 0

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2006
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 25.1
Female 5.8

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 1.1
21 to 34 16.9
35 to 54 35.3
55 and over 6.1

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2006
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 190 377 567
Cocaine 212 274 486
Alcohol 0 132 132
Antidepressants 1 10 11
Benzodiazepines 1 8 9

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, 2006 (08/2008 update).

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