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Kansas City, MO-KS: Jackson County, MO

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 72
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 19
Population 666,890
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 10.8
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 2.8

Drug-related deaths by drug category, 2006-2007
Drug category Drug-related Drug-related suicide
Deaths, 2006 Deaths, 2007 Single-drug
deaths, 2007
Deaths, 2006 Deaths, 2007 Single-drug
deaths, 2007
* 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 68 72 16 17 19 4
Alcohol* 19 22 -- 6 5 0
Cocaine 35 24 8 -- -- 0
Marijuana 16 14 0 -- -- 0
Stimulants -- 5 -- -- -- --
Club drugs 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens†† -- -- 0 0 0 0
Inhalants 0 0 0 0 0 0
Antidepressants 14 12 0 5 -- --
Antipsychotics 0 0 0 -- -- 0
Benzodiazepines 19 15 0 4 7 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 8 -- 0 -- -- 0
– Opiates/opioids 32 42 5 6 8 --
– Heroin (specified) 0 0 0 0 0 0
– Methadone 8 14 4 -- -- 0
All other opiates/opioids 26 29 -- 4 7 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents -- 0 0 0 -- 0
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 0 0 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations 5 -- 0 -- -- 0
Anticonvulsants -- -- 0 -- -- 0
Muscle relaxants -- 5 0 0 0 0

Deaths by manner of death, 2007
Suicide 20.9%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 0.0%
Accidental 79.1%
Natural 0.0%

Place of death, 2006
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 19
Home 44
Public place 0
Other 9
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 4
Home 12
Public place 0
Other --
Not documented 0

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2007
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 15.2
Female 6.7

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 1.0
21 to 34 12.6
35 to 54 23.6
55 and over 5.2

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2007
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 5 37 42
Cocaine 8 16 24
Alcohol 1 21 22
Benzodiazepines 0 15 15
Marijuana 0 14 14

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, 2007 (08/2008 update).

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