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Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN


Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 107
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 18
Metro area population, 2009 1,258,577
Population covered by DAWN 721,594
Percent of population covered by DAWN 57%

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 (1) 107 14.8 18 2.5 721,594
1. Clark County, IN - - - - 108,634
2. Floyd County, IN - - - - 74,426
3. Harrison County, IN - - - - 37,562
4. Washington County, IN - - - - 27,729
5. Bullitt County, KY - - - - 75,653
6. Henry County, KY - - - - 16,060
7. Jefferson County, KY 107 14.8 18 2.5 721,594
8. Meade County, KY - - - - 26,501
9. Nelson County, KY - - - - 43,550
10. Oldham County, KY - - - - 58,095
11. Shelby County, KY - - - - 42,078
12. Spencer County, KY - - - - 17,737
13. Trimble County, KY - - - - 8,958

Deaths by manner of death, 2009
Suicide 14.4%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 9.6%
Accidental 75.2%
Natural 0.8%

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2009
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 8 85 93
Benzodiazepines 1 66 67
Alcohol 1 36 37
Cocaine 2 14 16
Antidepressants 0 8 8

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2009
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 1 8 9
Alcohol 0 7 7
Benzodiazepines 1 6 7
Antidepressants 1 5 6

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2009
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 18.7
Female 11.2

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 2.5
21 to 34 25.3
35 to 54 23.8
55 and over 9.9

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related suicide, 2009
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 1.2
Female 3.7

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 *
21 to 34 2.8
35 to 54 3.5
55 and over 3.3

Place of death, 2009
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 29
Home 63
Public place *
Other 13
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility *
Home 11
Public place *
Other *
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 100 107 16 20 18 4
Alcohol 25 37 * 5 7 0
Cocaine 35 16 * 0 0 0
Marijuana * 7 0 0 0 0
Stimulants * * 0 0 0 0
Club drugs * 0 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens 0 0 0 0 0 0
Inhalants 0 0 0 0 * 0
Antidepressants 10 8 0 6 6 *
Antipsychotics 4 0 0 * * 0
Benzodiazepines 48 67 * 8 7 *
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics * 4 0 * * 0
Opiates/opioids 72 93 8 13 9 *
– Heroin (specified) 0 5 * 0 0 0
– Methadone 34 26 * * * 0
– All other opiates/opioids 49 73 5 11 8 *
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 * 0 0
Salicylates/combinations * * 0 0 0 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations 6 4 * * * *
Anticonvulsants * * 0 * 0 0
Muscle relaxants * * 0 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.
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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