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Oklahoma City, OK


Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 170
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 22
Metro area population, 2008 1,206,142
Population covered by DAWN 1,206,142
Percent of population covered by DAWN 100%

Metro area overview: Deaths and population by county, 2008
Counties Drug-related Drug-related suicide Population
Deaths Rate Deaths Rate
Total participating (7) 170 14.1 22 1.8 1,206,142
1. Canadian County, OK 9 8.5 0 0.0 106,079
2. Cleveland County, OK 35 14.6 3 1.3 239,760
3. Grady County, OK 5 9.8 0 0.0 51,066
4. Lincoln County, OK 3 9.3 0 0.0 32,153
5. Logan County, OK 7 18.4 0 0.0 38,102
6. McClain County, OK 3 9.3 0 0.0 32,365
7. Oklahoma County, OK 108 15.3 19 2.7 706,617

Deaths by manner of death, 2008
Suicide 11.5%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 5.7%
Accidental 82.8%
Natural 0.0%

Place of death, 2008
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 31
Home 113
Public place 6
Other 15
Not documented 5

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 5
Home 13
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 55 64 119
Benzodiazepines 5 30 35
Alcohol 1 29 30
Cocaine 10 9 19
Muscle relaxants 1 13 14

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2008
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Antidepressants 2 7 9
Alcohol 0 6 6
Opiates/opioids 3 3 6

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2008
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 16.7
Female 11.6

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 2.5
21 to 34 11.3
35 to 54 30.9
55 and over 11.0

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related suicide, 2008
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 1.9
Female 1.8

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.3
21 to 34 2.4
35 to 54 4.0
55 and over 0.7

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 181 170 92 23 22 11
Alcohol* 29 30 -- -- 6 0
Cocaine 28 19 10 0 0 0
Marijuana 0 0 0 0 0 0
Stimulants 6 8 5 0 0 0
Club drugs -- 0 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens†† -- 0 0 0 0 0
Inhalants -- -- -- -- -- --
Antidepressants 8 12 6 5 9 --
Antipsychotics -- 4 -- -- -- --
Benzodiazepines 32 35 5 7 -- --
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 5 7 0 -- -- 0
Opiates/opioids 126 119 55 8 6 --
– Heroin (specified) -- 4 -- 0 -- --
– Methadone 37 19 8 -- -- --
– All other opiates/opioids 93 98 45 6 4 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 0 0 0
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 -- -- 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations 10 9 -- -- -- 0
Anticonvulsants -- -- 0 -- 0 0
Muscle relaxants 9 14 -- -- -- --

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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