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Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL-IN-WI: Cook County, IL

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 565
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 38
Population 5,294,664
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 10.7
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 0.7

Deaths by manner of death, 2008
Suicide 6.3%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 0.8%
Accidental 91.9%
Natural 1.0%

Place of death, 2008
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 224
Home 223
Public place 52
Other 53
Not documented 13

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 15
Home 22
Public place 0
Other --
Not documented 0

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2008
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 169 240 409
Cocaine 124 158 282
Alcohol 0 144 144
Antidepressants 1 9 10
Misc. analgesics/combinations 1 8 9

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2008
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 15.7
Female 5.8

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 1.0
21 to 34 11.9
35 to 54 23.7
55 and over 5.2

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 541 565 300 31 38 14
Alcohol* 74 144 0 -- 10 0
Cocaine 342 282 124 -- -- 0
Marijuana 0 0 0 0 0 0
Stimulants 0 -- -- 0 0 0
Club drugs 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens†† -- 0 0 0 0 0
Inhalants -- -- -- -- -- 0
Antidepressants 8 10 -- 8 13 --
Antipsychotics -- -- 0 6 4 --
Benzodiazepines 6 6 -- 4 7 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics -- -- 0 4 7 --
Opiates/opioids 326 409 169 10 13 --
– Heroin (specified) 0 0 0 0 0 0
– Methadone 36 30 14 -- 0 0
– All other opiates/opioids 300 385 155 9 13 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 0 0 0
Salicylates/combinations 0 -- -- -- -- --
Misc. analgesics/combinations 6 9 -- 12 11 6
Anticonvulsants -- 0 0 -- -- 0
Muscle relaxants 0 -- 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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