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Oklahoma City, OK: Oklahoma County, OK

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 108
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 19
Population 706,617
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 15.3
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 2.7

Deaths by manner of death, 2008
Suicide 15.0%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 6.3%
Accidental 78.7%
Natural 0.0%

Place of death, 2008
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 28
Home 70
Public place 4
Other 4
Not documented --

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 5
Home 10
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 42 75
Alcohol 0 20 20
Benzodiazepines 3 15 18
Cocaine 8 8 16
Stimulants 4 3 7

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2008
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 18.6
Female 12.2

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 2.8
21 to 34 14.4
35 to 54 31.1
55 and over 13.4

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 142 108 57 14 19 10
Alcohol* 26 20 0 -- 6 0
Cocaine 26 16 8 0 0 0
Marijuana 0 0 0 0 0 0
Stimulants 4 7 4 0 0 0
Club drugs -- 0 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens†† -- 0 0 0 0 0
Inhalants -- -- -- -- -- --
Antidepressants -- 7 -- -- 8 --
Antipsychotics -- -- -- -- -- --
Benzodiazepines 21 18 -- 5 -- --
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics -- 5 0 -- -- 0
Opiates/opioids 94 75 33 4 6 --
– Heroin (specified) 0 -- -- 0 -- --
– Methadone 31 11 5 -- -- --
– All other opiates/opioids 67 62 27 -- 4 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 0 0 0
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 -- 0 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations 8 6 -- -- -- 0
Anticonvulsants -- -- 0 0 0 0
Muscle relaxants 7 5 -- -- -- --

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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