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Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL


Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 316
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 50
Metro area population, 2009 5,547,051
Population covered by DAWN 3,780,575
Percent of population covered by DAWN 68%

Metro area overview: Deaths and population by county, 2009
County Drug-related Drug-related suicide Population
Deaths Rate Deaths Rate
Area did not participate in DAWN this year.
Total participating (2) 316 8.4 50 1.3 3,780,575
1. Broward County, FL - - - - 1,766,476
2. Miami-Dade County, FL 161 6.4 28 1.1 2,500,625
3. Palm Beach County, FL 155 12.1 22 1.7 1,279,950

Deaths by manner of death, 2009
Suicide 13.7%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 1.9%
Accidental 77.6%
Natural 6.8%

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2009
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 12 233 245
Benzodiazepines 0 174 174
Cocaine 25 101 126
Alcohol 1 90 91
Antidepressants 0 67 67

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2009
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Benzodiazepines 0 29 29
Opiates/opioids 0 22 22
Alcohol 0 21 21
Antidepressants 1 13 14
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 0 14 14

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2009
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 11.7
Female 5.2

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.7
21 to 34 12.2
35 to 54 16.7
55 and over 4.7

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related suicide, 2009
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 1.4
Female 1.2

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.0
21 to 34 *
35 to 54 2.2
55 and over 2.2

Place of death, 2009
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 72
Home 194
Public place 19
Other 31
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 6
Home 35
Public place 4
Other 5
Not documented 0

Drug-related deaths by drug category, 2008-2009
Drug category Drug-related Drug-related suicide
Deaths, 2008 Deaths, 2009 Single-drug deaths, 2009 Deaths, 2008 Deaths, 2009 Single-drug deaths, 2009
NOTES: Alcohol row includes alcohol in combination with other drugs (all ages) and alcohol alone in decedents under age 21. Club drugs row includes MDMA (Ecstasy), GHB, flunitrazepam (Rohypnol), and ketamine. Hallucinogens row includes PCP, LSD, and miscellaneous hallucinogens.
ALL DRUGS 366 316 40 68 50 *
Alcohol 111 91 * 26 21 *
Cocaine 181 126 25 8 4 *
Marijuana 13 11 0 0 * *
Stimulants 7 5 0 * 0 *
Club drugs 5 * 0 * 0 *
Hallucinogens 0 0 0 0 0 *
Inhalants * * 0 0 * *
Antidepressants 54 67 0 24 14 *
Antipsychotics 13 18 0 14 * *
Benzodiazepines 182 174 0 42 29 *
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 35 48 0 25 14 *
Opiates/opioids 253 245 12 34 22 *
– Heroin (specified) 61 43 * 0 * *
– Methadone 62 42 * 6 * *
– All other opiates/opioids 172 199 7 30 20 *
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents * 8 0 * * *
Salicylates/combinations 0 * 0 0 0 *
Misc. analgesics/combinations 32 27 0 13 12 *
Anticonvulsants 5 11 0 8 * *
Muscle relaxants 5 29 0 * 4 *

End Notes

1. Drug-related deaths exclude suicides.
2. All death rates are per 100,000 population.
3. An asterisk (*) signifies that a small number of deaths was suppressed to protect privacy.
4. A dash (-) represents a blank cell.
SOURCE: Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, SAMHSA, Drug Abuse Warning Network, 2009.

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