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Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN


Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 100
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 20
Metro area population, 2008 1,244,696
Population covered by DAWN 713,877
Percent of population covered by DAWN 57%

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 (1) 100 14.0 20 2.8 713,877
1. Clark County, IN*         106,673
2. Floyd County, IN*         73,780
3. Harrison County, IN*         37,067
4. Washington County, IN*         27,949
5. Bullitt County, KY*         75,028
6. Henry County, KY*         15,741
7. Jefferson County, KY 100 14.0 20 2.8 713,877
8. Meade County, KY*         27,043
9. Nelson County, KY*         43,113
10. Oldham County, KY*         56,874
11. Shelby County, KY*         41,157
12. Spencer County, KY*         17,382
13. Trimble County, KY*         9,012

Deaths by manner of death, 2008
Suicide 16.7%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 1.7%
Accidental 80.8%
Natural 0.8%

Place of death, 2008
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 37
Home 44
Public place 7
Other 12
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility --
Home 17
Public place --
Other 0
Not documented 0

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2008
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 8 64 72
Benzodiazepines 0 48 48
Cocaine 9 26 35
Alcohol 0 25 25
Antidepressants 0 10 10

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2008
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 1 12 13
Benzodiazepines 0 8 8
Antidepressants 0 6 6
Alcohol 0 5 5

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2008
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 19.8
Female 8.6

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 4.0
21 to 34 24.6
35 to 54 27.0
55 and over 2.7

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related suicide, 2008
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 2.3
Female 3.2

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.0
21 to 34 1.6
35 to 54 3.3
55 and over 6.0

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   100 18   20 --
Alcohol*   25 0   5 --
Cocaine   35 9   0 --
Marijuana   -- 0   0 --
Stimulants   -- 0   0 --
Club drugs   -- 0   0 --
Hallucinogens††   0 0   0 --
Inhalants   0 0   0 --
Antidepressants   10 0   6 --
Antipsychotics   4 0   -- --
Benzodiazepines   48 0   8 --
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics   -- 0   -- --
Opiates/opioids   72 8   13 --
– Heroin (specified)   0 0   0 --
– Methadone   34 4   -- --
– All other opiates/opioids   49 4   11 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents   0 0   -- --
Salicylates/combinations   -- 0   0 --
Misc. analgesics/combinations   6 0   -- --
Anticonvulsants   -- 0   -- --
Muscle relaxants   -- 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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