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Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI


Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 205
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 44
Metro area population, 2009 3,269,814
Population covered by DAWN 2,693,532
Percent of population covered by DAWN 82%

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 (9) 205 7.6 44 1.6 2,693,532
1. Anoka County, MN - - - - 331,582
2. Carver County, MN 2 2.2 3 3.3 92,107
3. Chisago County, MN 1 2.0 0 0.0 50,625
4. Dakota County, MN 27 6.8 11 2.8 396,500
5. Hennepin County, MN 90 7.8 12 1.0 1,156,212
6. Isanti County, MN - - - - 39,442
7. Ramsey County, MN 63 12.4 14 2.8 506,278
8. Scott County, MN 5 3.8 0 0.0 131,939
9. Sherburne County, MN 5 5.7 0 0.0 87,832
10. Washington County, MN 10 4.3 3 1.3 231,958
11. Wright County, MN - - - - 121,907
12. Pierce County, WI 2 5.0 1 2.5 40,081
13. St. Croix County, WI - - - - 83,351

Deaths by manner of death, 2009
Suicide 17.7%
Homicide 0.4%
Could not be determined 14.5%
Accidental 62.7%
Natural 4.8%

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2009
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 59 94 153
Alcohol 1 44 45
Benzodiazepines 1 38 39
Cocaine 9 26 35
Stimulants 12 4 16

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2009
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 7 9 16
Alcohol 1 12 13
Antidepressants 4 7 11
Benzodiazepines 0 11 11
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 2 6 8

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2009
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 10.0
Female 5.3

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 1.6
21 to 34 7.9
35 to 54 13.4
55 and over 7.2

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related suicide, 2009
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 1.3
Female 2.0

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 *
21 to 34 0.9
35 to 54 3.0
55 and over 2.2

Place of death, 2009
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 36
Home 131
Public place 7
Other 25
Not documented 6

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 4
Home 33
Public place *
Other 4
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 217 205 97 46 44 18
Alcohol 61 45 * 14 13 *
Cocaine 38 35 9 4 4 *
Marijuana 7 4 0 * 0 0
Stimulants 17 16 12 * * 0
Club drugs * 0 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens 0 0 0 0 0 0
Inhalants * 0 0 0 * *
Antidepressants 23 15 * 17 11 4
Antipsychotics * 5 * 7 7 *
Benzodiazepines 32 39 * 4 11 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 14 8 0 8 8 *
Opiates/opioids 153 153 59 15 16 7
– Heroin (specified) 8 14 6 0 0 0
– Methadone 39 46 21 * * 0
– All other opiates/opioids 112 103 32 13 16 7
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 5 * 0 0 * 0
Salicylates/combinations * 0 0 * * 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations 17 11 4 9 7 *
Anticonvulsants * 4 0 * 4 0
Muscle relaxants 6 0 0 5 * 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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