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Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL: Palm Beach County, FL

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 147
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 30
Population 1,265,293
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 11.6
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 2.4

Deaths by manner of death, 2008
Suicide 16.9%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 4.5%
Accidental 78.0%
Natural 0.6%

Place of death, 2008
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 32
Home 79
Public place 6
Other 10
Not documented 20

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 5
Home 14
Public place --
Other 4
Not documented 4

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2008
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 8 121 129
Benzodiazepines 0 95 95
Cocaine 4 43 47
Alcohol 0 30 30
Antidepressants 0 16 16

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2008
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 17.8
Female 5.7

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 2.0
21 to 34 27.1
35 to 54 21.8
55 and over 3.3

Drug-related deaths by drug category, 2007-2008
Drug category Drug-related Drug-related suicide
Deaths, 2007 Deaths, 2008 Single-drug deaths, 2008 Deaths, 2007 Deaths, 2008 Single-drug deaths, 2008
* 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   147 12   30 --
Alcohol*   30 0   10 --
Cocaine   47 4   4 --
Marijuana   8 0   0 --
Stimulants   0 0   -- --
Club drugs   -- 0   0 --
Hallucinogens††   0 0   0 --
Inhalants   0 0   0 --
Antidepressants   16 0   7 --
Antipsychotics   6 0   -- --
Benzodiazepines   95 0   19 --
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics   9 0   10 --
Opiates/opioids   129 8   15 --
– Heroin (specified)   -- 0   0 --
– Methadone   51 --   5 --
– All other opiates/opioids   97 7   11 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents   0 0   -- --
Salicylates/combinations   0 0   0 --
Misc. analgesics/combinations   16 0   5 --
Anticonvulsants   0 0   -- --
Muscle relaxants   0 0   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, 2008 (08/2009 update).

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