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Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI: Ramsey County, MN

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 67
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 17
Population 501,428
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 13.4
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 3.4

Deaths by manner of death, 2008
Suicide 20.2%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 13.1%
Accidental 57.1%
Natural 9.5%

Place of death, 2008
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 16
Home 40
Public place --
Other 9
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 4
Home 9
Public place 0
Other 4
Not documented 0

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2008
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 16 22 38
Alcohol 1 16 17
Cocaine 3 12 15
Benzodiazepines 1 13 14
Antidepressants 1 8 9

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2008
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 16.0
Female 10.8

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 2.1
21 to 34 15.5
35 to 54 27.8
55 and over 8.2

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 56 67 34 6 17 6
Alcohol* 17 17 -- -- 6 0
Cocaine 21 15 -- -- -- 0
Marijuana 7 5 -- 0 0 0
Stimulants 5 -- 0 -- -- --
Club drugs 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens†† 0 0 0 0 0 0
Inhalants 0 0 0 -- 0 0
Antidepressants -- 9 -- -- 9 --
Antipsychotics 0 -- -- -- -- --
Benzodiazepines 7 14 -- -- -- 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics -- 6 0 -- 4 0
Opiates/opioids 39 38 16 -- 6 --
– Heroin (specified) -- -- -- 0 0 0
– Methadone 13 8 4 -- -- 0
– All other opiates/opioids 30 29 10 -- 5 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents -- 4 -- 0 0 0
Salicylates/combinations -- -- -- 0 0 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations 4 5 -- 0 -- 0
Anticonvulsants -- -- 0 -- -- 0
Muscle relaxants -- -- -- -- -- 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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