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Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 179
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 11
Metro area population, 2006 1,509,981
Population covered by DAWN 915,097
Percent of population covered by DAWN 61%

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) 179 19.6 11 1.2 915,097
1. Milwaukee County, WI 179 19.6 11 1.2 915,097
2. Ozaukee County, WI*         86,321
3. Washington County, WI*         127,578
4. Waukesha County, WI*         380,985

Deaths by manner of death, 2006
Suicide 5.8%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 0.5%
Accidental 93.7%
Natural 0.0%

Place of death, 2006
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 38
Home 117
Public place 6
Other 18
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility --
Home 10
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
Opiates/opioids 12 123 135
Cocaine 15 86 101
Benzodiazepines 0 65 65
Alcohol 0 46 46
Antidepressants 0 44 44

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2006
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 0 5 5
Antidepressants 0 5 5
Alcohol 0 5 5
Miscellaneous analgesics/combinations 1 3 4
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 0 4 4

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2006
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 27.6
Female 12.1

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.0
21 to 34 25.7
35 to 54 41.6
55 and over 12.6

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related suicide, 2006
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 0.9
Female 1.5

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.0
21 to 34 2.4
35 to 54 1.1
55 and over 2.0

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 164 179 28 17 11 --
Alcohol* 40 46 0 5 5 --
Cocaine 75 101 15 -- -- --
Marijuana 11 8 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 50 44 0 11 5 --
Antipsychotics 9 12 -- -- 0 --
Benzodiazepines 53 65 0 10 4 --
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 29 28 0 9 4 --
Opiates/opioids 105 135 12 7 5 --
– Heroin (specified) 20 18 0 0 0 --
– Methadone 23 51 7 -- 0 --
– All other opiates/opioids 85 97 5 7 5 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents -- 0 0 -- 0 --
Salicylates/combinations -- -- 0 -- 0 --
Misc. analgesics/combinations 11 -- 0 -- 4 --
Anticonvulsants 21 18 0 4 0 --
Muscle relaxants 8 13 0 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, 2006 (08/2008 update).

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