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Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI: Cook County, IL


Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 502
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 43
Population 5,287,037
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 9.5
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 0.8

Deaths by manner of death, 2009
Suicide 7.9%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 0.9%
Accidental 91.2%
Natural 0.0%

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2009
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 157 196 353
Cocaine 105 138 243
Alcohol 0 95 95
Antidepressants 4 7 11
Benzodiazepines 0 10 10

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2009
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 14.7
Female 4.5

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.9
21 to 34 10.2
35 to 54 21.1
55 and over 5.1

Place of death, 2009
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 246
Home 218
Public place 28
Other *
Not documented 8

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 15
Home 26
Public place *
Other 0
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 565 502 278 38 43 15
Alcohol 144 95 0 10 8 0
Cocaine 282 243 105 * * 0
Marijuana 0 0 0 0 0 0
Stimulants * * 0 0 * 0
Club drugs 0 * 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens 0 0 0 0 0 0
Inhalants * * * * 0 0
Antidepressants 10 11 4 13 14 *
Antipsychotics * 6 * 4 6 *
Benzodiazepines 6 10 0 7 9 *
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics * 8 * 7 6 *
Opiates/opioids 409 353 157 13 18 5
– Heroin (specified) 0 0 0 0 0 0
– Methadone 30 21 10 0 * 0
– All other opiates/opioids 385 338 147 13 18 5
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 0 * 0
Salicylates/combinations * * 0 * * 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations 9 8 * 11 6 0
Anticonvulsants 0 0 0 * 0 0
Muscle relaxants * * 0 0 * *

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.
SOURCE: Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, SAMHSA, Drug Abuse Warning Network, 2009.

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