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Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 198
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 24
Metro area population, 2007 2,096,471
Population covered by DAWN 1,295,958
Percent of population covered by DAWN 62%

Metro area overview: Deaths and population by county, 2007
Metro area component Drug-related Drug-related suicide Population
Deaths Rate Deaths Rate
* Area did not participate in DAWN this year.
Total participating (1) 198 15.3 24 1.9 1,295,958
1. Cuyahoga County, OH 198 15.3 24 1.9 1,295,958
2. Geauga County, OH*         95,029
3. Lake County, OH*         233,392
4. Lorain County, OH*         302,260
5. Medina County, OH*         169,832

Deaths by manner of death, 2007
Suicide 10.8%
Homicide 0.5%
Could not be determined 2.7%
Accidental 86.0%
Natural 0.0%

Place of death, 2007
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 86
Home 93
Public place --
Other 16
Not documented --

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 7
Home 13
Public place --
Other --
Not documented 0

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2007
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 19 82 101
Cocaine 52 47 99
Alcohol 0 49 49
Benzodiazepines 0 29 29
Antidepressants 3 22 25

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2007
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Antidepressants 4 12 16
Opiates/opioids 2 6 8
Alcohol 0 6 6
Muscle relaxants 0 5 5
Miscellaneous analgesics/combinations 1 3 4

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2007
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 21.2
Female 10.0

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.6
21 to 34 13.0
35 to 54 33.1
55 and over 11.5

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related suicide, 2007
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 1.5
Female 2.2

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.0
21 to 34 2.5
35 to 54 2.3
55 and over 2.9

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 227 198 88 18 24 8
Alcohol* 63 49 0 7 6 0
Cocaine 119 99 52 4 -- 0
Marijuana 5 -- 0 0 0 0
Stimulants -- 0 0 0 0 0
Club drugs -- -- -- 0 0 0
Hallucinogens†† -- -- -- 0 0 0
Inhalants -- -- -- 0 0 0
Antidepressants 40 25 -- 11 16 4
Antipsychotics 12 6 -- 4 4 --
Benzodiazepines 28 29 0 0 4 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 14 9 0 4 -- 0
Opiates/opioids 111 101 19 4 8 --
– Heroin (specified) 49 37 6 0 -- --
– Methadone 16 18 -- -- -- --
– All other opiates/opioids 67 62 11 -- 5 0
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 -- 0 0 0 0
Salicylates/combinations -- -- 0 0 0 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations 13 14 -- -- 4 --
Anticonvulsants -- 0 0 -- 0 0
Muscle relaxants 4 8 0 0 5 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, 2007 (08/2008 update).

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