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Indianapolis-Carmel, IN: Marion County, IN


Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 136
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 22
Population 890,879
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 15.3
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 2.5

Deaths by manner of death, 2009
Suicide 13.9%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 6.3%
Accidental 79.7%
Natural 0.0%

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2009
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 6 121 127
Benzodiazepines 0 63 63
Alcohol 0 42 42
Cocaine 3 35 38
Marijuana 0 18 18

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2009
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 19.5
Female 11.3

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 *
21 to 34 17.3
35 to 54 33.6
55 and over 9.1

Place of death, 2009
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 16
Home 96
Public place *
Other 19
Not documented *

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 5
Home 17
Public place 0
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 148 136 9 17 22 *
Alcohol 43 42 0 * * *
Cocaine 33 38 * 0 4 *
Marijuana 25 18 0 * 0 *
Stimulants 4 * 0 0 * *
Club drugs 0 0 0 0 0 *
Hallucinogens 0 0 0 0 0 *
Inhalants * 0 0 0 0 *
Antidepressants 11 10 0 5 13 *
Antipsychotics 0 * 0 * 4 *
Benzodiazepines 65 63 0 7 9 *
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 5 * 0 * * *
Opiates/opioids 123 127 6 9 12 *
– Heroin (specified) 29 25 0 0 0 *
– Methadone 31 23 0 * 0 *
– All other opiates/opioids 100 119 6 9 12 *
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents * * 0 * * *
Salicylates/combinations * * 0 * 0 *
Misc. analgesics/combinations 4 8 0 4 4 *
Anticonvulsants * * 0 * 4 *
Muscle relaxants * 4 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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