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

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 63
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 12
Population 713,076
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 8.8
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 1.7

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 63 63 9 5 12 --
Alcohol* 19 43 -- -- 6 --
Cocaine 36 37 4 -- -- --
Marijuana 7 15 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 0 0 --
Antidepressants 10 4 0 -- -- --
Antipsychotics -- 0 0 0 0 --
Benzodiazepines 7 13 0 0 7 --
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics -- 6 0 -- -- --
Opiates/opioids 31 42 -- 0 6 --
– Heroin (specified) 13 14 0 0 0 --
– Methadone 4 5 0 0 0 --
– All other opiates/opioids 18 28 -- 0 6 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 0 0 --
Salicylates/combinations -- 0 0 -- 0 --
Misc. analgesics/combinations -- -- -- -- -- --
Anticonvulsants -- 0 0 0 0 --
Muscle relaxants -- -- 0 0 -- --

Deaths by manner of death, 2006
Suicide 16.0%
Homicide 1.3%
Could not be determined 4.0%
Accidental 77.3%
Natural 1.3%

Place of death, 2006
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility --
Home 49
Public place 4
Other 5
Not documented 4

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

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2006
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 13.9
Female 3.7

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 2.2
21 to 34 15.4
35 to 54 14.1
55 and over 5.2

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2006
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Alcohol 1 42 43
Opiates/opioids 2 40 42
Cocaine 4 33 37
Marijuana 0 15 15
Benzodiazepines 0 13 13

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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