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Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI: Macomb County, MI


Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 183
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 41
Population 831,427
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 22.0
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 4.9

Deaths by manner of death, 2009
Suicide 18.3%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 11.2%
Accidental 70.5%
Natural 0.0%

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2009
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 2 160 162
Benzodiazepines 0 110 110
Antidepressants 0 65 65
Alcohol 0 53 53
Cocaine 1 35 36

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2009
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 30.9
Female 13.5

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 3.2
21 to 34 30.3
35 to 54 46.1
55 and over 7.5

Place of death, 2009
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 34
Home 135
Public place 9
Other 5
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 6
Home 30
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 146 183 5 19 41 6
Alcohol 51 53 0 6 11 0
Cocaine 42 36 * * * 0
Marijuana 17 33 * * 7 *
Stimulants * 6 0 0 * 0
Club drugs * 0 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens * * 0 0 0 0
Inhalants * 0 0 0 * *
Antidepressants 44 65 0 11 21 0
Antipsychotics 14 21 * 7 8 0
Benzodiazepines 76 110 0 10 23 *
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 17 21 0 7 11 0
Opiates/opioids 128 162 * 7 15 *
– Heroin (specified) 66 71 0 0 * 0
– Methadone 21 20 0 0 * 0
– All other opiates/opioids 79 141 * 7 14 *
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 11 0 0 * 0
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 0 0 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations 23 23 0 6 * 0
Anticonvulsants 8 14 0 * * 0
Muscle relaxants 15 27 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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