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St. Louis, MO-IL: St. Louis City, MO

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 77
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 8
Population 354,361
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 21.7
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 2.3

Deaths by manner of death, 2008
Suicide 9.4%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 3.5%
Accidental 87.1%
Natural 0.0%

Place of death, 2008
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 38
Home 29
Public place --
Other 8
Not documented 0

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

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2008
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 19 28 47
Cocaine 23 1 24
Alcohol 0 20 20
Benzodiazepines 0 8 8
Antidepressants 0 4 4

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2008
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 33.1
Female 11.3

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 1.0
21 to 34 24.9
35 to 54 45.0
55 and over 14.1

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 88 77 46 8 8 5
Alcohol* 15 20 0 -- -- 0
Cocaine 42 24 23 0 0 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 0
Inhalants 0 0 0 0 0 0
Antidepressants -- 4 0 4 -- 0
Antipsychotics -- 0 0 -- -- --
Benzodiazepines 6 8 0 0 0 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 0 -- 0 -- 0 0
Opiates/opioids 45 47 19 0 -- --
– Heroin (specified) 25 34 18 0 -- 0
– Methadone 5 -- 0 0 0 0
– All other opiates/opioids 19 14 -- 0 -- --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 0 0 0
Salicylates/combinations 0 -- -- 0 0 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations 0 4 -- -- -- --
Anticonvulsants 0 0 0 0 0 0
Muscle relaxants -- 0 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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