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St. Louis, MO-IL


Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 319
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 44
Metro area population, 2009 2,828,990
Population covered by DAWN 2,400,516
Percent of population covered by DAWN 85%

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) 319 13.3 44 1.8 2,400,516
1. Bond County, IL - - - - 18,103
2. Calhoun County, IL - - - - 5,019
3. Clinton County, IL 0 0.0 0 0.0 36,368
4. Jersey County, IL 6 26.6 0 0.0 22,549
5. Macoupin County, IL - - - - 47,774
6. Madison County, IL - - - - 268,457
7. Monroe County, IL - - - - 33,236
8. St. Clair County, IL 17 6.4 1 0.4 263,617
9. Franklin County, MO 13 12.8 2 2.0 101,263
10. Jefferson County, MO 37 16.9 1 0.5 219,046
11. Lincoln County, MO 7 13.1 1 1.9 53,311
12. St. Charles County, MO 37 10.4 5 1.4 355,367
13. St. Louis City, MO 90 25.2 10 2.8 356,587
14. St. Louis County, MO 112 11.3 24 2.4 992,408
15. Warren County, MO - - - - 31,485
16. Washington County, MO - - - - 24,400

Deaths by manner of death, 2009
Suicide 12.1%
Homicide 0.6%
Could not be determined 4.7%
Accidental 82.6%
Natural 0.0%

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2009
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 125 147 272
Alcohol 7 93 100
Cocaine 17 29 46
Benzodiazepines 0 22 22
Antidepressants 2 13 15

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2009
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 3 18 21
Alcohol 0 17 17
Antidepressants 6 11 17
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 1 8 9
Misc. analgesics/combinations 1 7 8

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2009
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 21.3
Female 5.8

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 3.4
21 to 34 26.5
35 to 54 22.6
55 and over 3.6

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related suicide, 2009
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 1.2
Female 2.4

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 *
21 to 34 1.8
35 to 54 3.7
55 and over 1.5

Place of death, 2009
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 109
Home 144
Public place 13
Other 53
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 12
Home 21
Public place 4
Other 7
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 290 319 161 38 44 13
Alcohol 80 100 7 10 17 0
Cocaine 64 46 17 * * 0
Marijuana 4 4 0 0 * 0
Stimulants 6 10 * 0 * 0
Club drugs * * 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens * 0 0 0 0 0
Inhalants * * * 0 0 0
Antidepressants 32 15 * 11 17 6
Antipsychotics 4 5 * 5 4 *
Benzodiazepines 30 22 0 4 6 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 5 4 * * 9 *
Opiates/opioids 226 272 125 17 21 *
– Heroin (specified) 118 167 76 * * 0
– Methadone 33 24 10 * * 0
– All other opiates/opioids 102 108 39 14 20 *
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 0 0 0
Salicylates/combinations * * * * * *
Misc. analgesics/combinations 12 9 * 8 8 *
Anticonvulsants 0 0 0 0 * 0
Muscle relaxants 5 * 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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