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

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 108
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 19
Population 991,830
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 10.9
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 1.9

Deaths by manner of death, 2008
Suicide 15.0%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 3.9%
Accidental 79.5%
Natural 1.6%

Place of death, 2008
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 35
Home 49
Public place --
Other 21
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 4
Home 11
Public place --
Other --
Not documented 0

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2008
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 33 57 90
Alcohol 1 32 33
Cocaine 7 19 26
Antidepressants 1 14 15
Benzodiazepines 0 6 6

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2008
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 15.2
Female 6.9

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 1.9
21 to 34 23.4
35 to 54 18.6
55 and over 4.4

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 101 108 45 23 19 6
Alcohol* 29 33 -- 7 6 --
Cocaine 39 26 7 -- -- 0
Marijuana -- 0 0 0 0 0
Stimulants 4 0 0 -- 0 0
Club drugs -- 0 0 -- 0 0
Hallucinogens†† -- -- 0 0 0 0
Inhalants -- 0 0 -- 0 0
Antidepressants 10 15 -- 9 7 --
Antipsychotics -- -- 0 -- -- 0
Benzodiazepines 8 6 0 4 -- --
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 4 0 0 -- -- 0
Opiates/opioids 57 90 33 4 7 --
– Heroin (specified) 28 50 19 -- -- --
– Methadone 9 13 -- -- -- 0
– All other opiates/opioids 26 39 13 -- 6 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 0 0 0
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 -- -- 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations -- -- 0 5 -- --
Anticonvulsants -- 0 0 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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