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Indianapolis-Carmel, IN


Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 167
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 17
Metro area population, 2008 1,715,459
Population covered by DAWN 1,019,538
Percent of population covered by DAWN 59%

Metro area overview: Deaths and population by county, 2008
Counties Drug-related Drug-related suicide Population
Deaths Rate Deaths Rate
* Area did not participate in DAWN this year.
Total participating (2) 167 16.4 17 1.7 1,019,538
1. Boone County, IN*         55,027
2. Brown County, IN*         14,550
3. Hamilton County, IN*         269,785
4. Hancock County, IN*         67,282
5. Hendricks County, IN*         137,240
6. Johnson County, IN 19 13.7 0 0.0 139,158
7. Marion County, IN 148 16.8 17 1.9 880,380
8. Morgan County, IN*         70,668
9. Putnam County, IN*         37,183
10. Shelby County, IN*         44,186

Deaths by manner of death, 2008
Suicide 9.2%
Homicide 0.5%
Could not be determined 23.4%
Accidental 66.8%
Natural 0.0%

Place of death, 2008
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 46
Home 87
Public place 5
Other 29
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 4
Home 11
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 13 124 137
Benzodiazepines 0 73 73
Alcohol 0 46 46
Cocaine 2 33 35
Marijuana 0 30 30

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2008
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 0 9 9
Benzodiazepines 0 7 7
Antidepressants 0 5 5
Misc. analgesics/combinations 2 2 4

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2008
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 21.8
Female 11.3

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 4.5
21 to 34 29.2
35 to 54 26.1
55 and over 8.3

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related suicide, 2008
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 1.0
Female 2.3

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.0
21 to 34 1.6
35 to 54 2.9
55 and over 2.3

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 121 167 22 17 17 4
Alcohol* 29 46 0 4 -- 0
Cocaine 34 35 -- -- 0 0
Marijuana 24 30 0 -- -- 0
Stimulants -- 4 0 0 0 0
Club drugs 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens†† -- 0 0 0 0 0
Inhalants 0 -- -- 0 0 0
Antidepressants 17 15 -- -- 5 0
Antipsychotics 0 -- 0 -- -- --
Benzodiazepines 56 73 0 6 7 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics -- 7 0 -- -- 0
Opiates/opioids 103 137 13 9 9 0
– Heroin (specified) 8 30 -- 0 0 0
– Methadone 32 37 -- 0 -- 0
– All other opiates/opioids 83 110 8 9 9 0
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents -- -- 0 -- -- 0
Salicylates/combinations -- -- -- -- -- 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations 7 6 0 -- 4 --
Anticonvulsants -- -- 0 -- -- --
Muscle relaxants -- 5 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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