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Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI: Hennepin County, MN


Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 90
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 12
Population 1,156,212
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 7.8
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 1.0

Deaths by manner of death, 2009
Suicide 11.8%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 10.8%
Accidental 77.5%
Natural 0.0%

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2009
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 38 34 72
Alcohol 0 19 19
Cocaine 4 13 17
Benzodiazepines 0 11 11
Antidepressants 0 5 5

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2009
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 9.6
Female 6.0

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 1.6
21 to 34 8.9
35 to 54 12.9
55 and over 7.4

Place of death, 2009
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 9
Home 59
Public place *
Other 14
Not documented 5

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 0
Home 12
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 98 90 51 14 12 5
Alcohol 24 19 0 * 5 0
Cocaine 18 17 4 * 0 0
Marijuana 0 0 0 0 0 0
Stimulants 8 4 4 * 0 0
Club drugs 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens 0 0 0 0 0 0
Inhalants * 0 0 0 0 0
Antidepressants 7 5 0 4 4 *
Antipsychotics * * * * * 0
Benzodiazepines 6 11 0 0 * 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 4 * 0 * * *
Opiates/opioids 79 72 38 5 4 *
– Heroin (specified) 4 9 6 0 0 0
– Methadone 21 18 11 * 0 0
– All other opiates/opioids 57 47 21 4 4 *
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 0 0 0
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 0 * 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations 7 5 * * * 0
Anticonvulsants 0 * 0 0 0 0
Muscle relaxants * 0 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.
SOURCE: Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, SAMHSA, Drug Abuse Warning Network, 2009.

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