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Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 227
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 18
Metro area population, 2006 2,114,155
Population covered by DAWN 1,314,241
Percent of population covered by DAWN 62%

Metro area overview: Deaths and population by county, 2006
Metro area component Drug-related Drug-related suicide Population
Deaths Rate Deaths Rate
* Area did not participate in DAWN this year.
Total participating (1) 227 17.3 18 1.4 1,314,241
1. Cuyahoga County, OH 227 17.3 18 1.4 1,314,241
2. Geauga County, OH*         95,676
3. Lake County, OH*         232,892
4. Lorain County, OH*         301,993
5. Medina County, OH*         169,353

Deaths by manner of death, 2006
Suicide 7.3%
Homicide 0.4%
Could not be determined 0.8%
Accidental 90.2%
Natural 1.2%

Place of death, 2006
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 88
Home 129
Public place --
Other 8
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 4
Home 14
Public place 0
Other 0
Not documented 0

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2006
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Cocaine 57 62 119
Opiates/opioids 20 91 111
Alcohol 0 63 63
Antidepressants 2 38 40
Benzodiazepines 0 28 28

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2006
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Antidepressants 0 11 11
Alcohol 0 7 7
Opiates/opioids 0 4 4
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 0 4 4
Antipsychotics 0 4 4

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2006
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 25.3
Female 10.0

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 1.4
21 to 34 15.8
35 to 54 37.5
55 and over 11.9

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related suicide, 2006
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 1.0
Female 1.7

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.0
21 to 34 3.0
35 to 54 2.0
55 and over 1.2

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 181 227 88 32 18 --
Alcohol* 48 63 0 9 7 --
Cocaine 86 119 57 0 4 --
Marijuana 0 5 0 0 0 --
Stimulants 0 -- 0 0 0 --
Club drugs 0 -- 0 0 0 --
Hallucinogens†† -- -- 0 0 0 --
Inhalants 0 -- 0 -- 0 --
Antidepressants 21 40 -- 13 11 --
Antipsychotics 7 12 -- 4 4 --
Benzodiazepines 23 28 0 -- 0 --
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 13 14 0 6 4 --
Opiates/opioids 96 111 20 13 4 --
– Heroin (specified) 37 49 10 0 0 --
– Methadone 16 16 4 -- -- --
– All other opiates/opioids 66 67 6 13 -- --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents -- 0 0 0 0 --
Salicylates/combinations -- -- 0 -- 0 --
Misc. analgesics/combinations 13 13 0 11 -- --
Anticonvulsants -- -- 0 0 -- --
Muscle relaxants 7 4 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, 2006 (08/2008 update).

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