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Kansas City, MO-KS


Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 131
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 32
Metro area population, 2009 2,067,585
Population covered by DAWN 1,124,938
Percent of population covered by DAWN 54%

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 (4) 131 11.6 32 2.8 1,124,938
1. Franklin County, KS - - - - 26,441
2. Johnson County, KS - - - - 542,737
3. Leavenworth County, KS - - - - 75,227
4. Linn County, KS - - - - 9,335
5. Miami County, KS - - - - 30,969
6. Wyandotte County, KS - - - - 155,085
7. Bates County, MO - - - - 16,761
8. Caldwell County, MO - - - - 9,160
9. Cass County, MO 8 8.0 3 3.0 100,184
10. Clay County, MO 19 8.3 6 2.6 228,358
11. Clinton County, MO - - - - 21,002
12. Jackson County, MO 96 13.6 20 2.8 705,708
13. Lafayette County, MO - - - - 32,572
14. Platte County, MO 8 8.8 3 3.3 90,688
15. Ray County, MO - - - - 23,358

Deaths by manner of death, 2009
Suicide 19.6%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 0.6%
Accidental 79.8%
Natural 0.0%

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2009
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 14 69 83
Benzodiazepines 0 51 51
Alcohol 2 34 36
Cocaine 9 20 29
Antidepressants 0 21 21

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2009
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Antidepressants 4 10 14
Opiates/opioids 4 8 12
Benzodiazepines 0 9 9
Alcohol 2 6 8
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 0 4 4

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2009
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 15.9
Female 7.6

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 3.4
21 to 34 9.5
35 to 54 24.8
55 and over 7.3

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related suicide, 2009
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 3.1
Female 2.6

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 *
21 to 34 3.2
35 to 54 4.7
55 and over 2.7

Place of death, 2009
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 39
Home 65
Public place *
Other 25
Not documented *

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility *
Home 28
Public place 0
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 132 131 35 26 32 11
Alcohol 47 36 * 10 8 *
Cocaine 38 29 9 * * 0
Marijuana 20 9 0 0 0 0
Stimulants 6 14 6 * * *
Club drugs * 0 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens * * * 0 0 0
Inhalants * * 0 * * 0
Antidepressants 17 21 0 5 14 4
Antipsychotics 4 6 * 4 * 0
Benzodiazepines 38 51 0 11 9 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 4 4 * * 4 0
Opiates/opioids 94 83 14 9 12 4
– Heroin (specified) * * 0 0 0 0
– Methadone 26 21 * 4 * 0
– All other opiates/opioids 68 63 11 7 11 4
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 * 0 0
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 0 0 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations 6 * * 4 0 0
Anticonvulsants 9 * 0 * 0 0
Muscle relaxants 9 9 0 * 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.
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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