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Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN: Jefferson County, KY

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 100
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 23
Population 709,264
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 14.1
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 3.2

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 71 100 13 7 23 --
Alcohol* 24 24 0 -- 7 --
Cocaine 18 21 -- 0 -- --
Marijuana 0 -- 0 0 0 --
Stimulants -- -- 0 0 0 --
Club drugs 0 0 0 0 0 --
Hallucinogens†† 0 0 0 0 0 --
Inhalants -- -- 0 0 0 --
Antidepressants 18 28 0 4 9 --
Antipsychotics 4 -- 0 0 -- --
Benzodiazepines 18 30 0 -- 5 --
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 12 20 0 -- 5 --
– Opiates/opioids 58 76 8 4 16 --
– Heroin (specified) 0 0 0 0 0 --
– Methadone 28 37 4 0 -- --
All other opiates/opioids 38 49 4 4 15 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 0 0 --
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 -- 0 --
Misc. analgesics/combinations 12 11 0 -- 6 --
Anticonvulsants 0 -- 0 0 0 --
Muscle relaxants -- 6 0 -- -- --

Deaths by manner of death, 2007
Suicide 18.7%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 2.4%
Accidental 78.9%
Natural 0.0%

Place of death, 2007
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 26
Home 58
Public place 7
Other 9
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility --
Home 18
Public place --
Other --
Not documented 0

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2007
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 18.8
Female 9.8

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 2.0
21 to 34 27.5
35 to 54 24.5
55 and over 5.6

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2007
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 8 68 76
Benzodiazepines 0 30 30
Antidepressants 0 28 28
Alcohol 0 24 24
Cocaine 2 19 21

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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