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Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 178
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 16
Metro area population, 2007 1,544,398
Population covered by DAWN 951,252
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) 178 18.7 16 1.7 951,252
1. Milwaukee County, WI 178 18.7 16 1.7 951,252
2. Ozaukee County, WI*         85,602
3. Washington County, WI*         128,211
4. Waukesha County, WI*         379,333

Deaths by manner of death, 2007
Suicide 8.2%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 4.1%
Accidental 87.1%
Natural 0.5%

Place of death, 2007
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 29
Home 123
Public place 5
Other 21
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility --
Home 15
Public place 0
Other 0
Not documented 0

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2007
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 6 120 126
Cocaine 19 66 85
Benzodiazepines 0 79 79
Alcohol 0 57 57
Antidepressants 0 53 53

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2007
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Antidepressants 1 9 10
Benzodiazepines 0 9 9
Opiates/opioids 0 6 6
Alcohol 0 6 6
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 0 5 5

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2007
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 23.5
Female 14.3

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 2.4
21 to 34 23.0
35 to 54 38.6
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 1.8

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.0
21 to 34 0.6
35 to 54 3.6
55 and over 2.4

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 179 178 26 11 16 --
Alcohol* 46 57 0 5 6 --
Cocaine 101 85 19 -- -- --
Marijuana 8 -- 0 0 0 --
Stimulants 0 0 0 0 0 --
Club drugs 0 -- 0 0 0 --
Hallucinogens†† 0 0 0 0 0 --
Inhalants 0 -- 0 0 -- --
Antidepressants 44 53 0 5 10 --
Antipsychotics 12 7 0 0 -- --
Benzodiazepines 65 79 0 4 9 --
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 28 29 0 4 5 --
Opiates/opioids 135 126 6 5 6 --
– Heroin (specified) 18 20 0 0 0 --
– Methadone 51 50 4 0 4 --
– All other opiates/opioids 97 88 -- 5 -- --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 0 0 --
Salicylates/combinations -- 0 0 0 -- --
Misc. analgesics/combinations -- 11 -- 4 0 --
Anticonvulsants 18 12 0 0 4 --
Muscle relaxants 13 16 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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