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St. Louis, MO-IL: St. Louis County, MO

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 101
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 23
Population 995,118
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 10.1
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 2.3

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 116 101 45 23 23 7
Alcohol* 30 29 -- 5 7 0
Cocaine 51 39 20 -- -- 0
Marijuana 0 -- -- 0 0 0
Stimulants 6 4 -- -- -- 0
Club drugs 0 -- 0 0 -- 0
Hallucinogens†† 0 -- 0 -- 0 0
Inhalants -- -- -- 0 -- 0
Antidepressants -- 10 0 8 9 --
Antipsychotics -- -- 0 -- -- --
Benzodiazepines 5 8 0 8 4 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 0 4 0 -- -- 0
– Opiates/opioids 76 57 18 9 4 --
– Heroin (specified) 27 28 10 0 -- --
– Methadone 16 9 -- -- -- 0
All other opiates/opioids 50 27 6 7 -- 0
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 0 0 0
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 0 -- --
Misc. analgesics/combinations -- -- -- -- 5 --
Anticonvulsants 0 -- 0 -- 0 0
Muscle relaxants 0 0 0 -- -- 0

Deaths by manner of death, 2007
Suicide 18.5%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 4.8%
Accidental 75.0%
Natural 1.6%

Place of death, 2007
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 39
Home 43
Public place 8
Other 11
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 8
Home 14
Public place 0
Other --
Not documented 0

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2007
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 15.6
Female 5.2

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 3.3
21 to 34 20.0
35 to 54 17.0
55 and over 3.7

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2007
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 18 39 57
Cocaine 20 19 39
Alcohol 2 27 29
Antidepressants 0 10 10
Benzodiazepines 0 8 8

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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