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St. Louis, MO-IL: St. Louis County, MO


Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 112
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 24
Population 992,408
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 11.3
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 2.4

Deaths by manner of death, 2009
Suicide 17.6%
Homicide 0.7%
Could not be determined 6.6%
Accidental 75.0%
Natural 0.0%

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2009
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 41 51 92
Alcohol 5 36 41
Cocaine 8 18 26
Antidepressants 2 4 6
Misc. analgesics/combinations 0 4 4

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2009
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 18.2
Female 5.0

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 2.9
21 to 34 22.2
35 to 54 21.5
55 and over 2.2

Place of death, 2009
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 37
Home 51
Public place *
Other 21
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 7
Home 11
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 108 112 58 19 24 5
Alcohol 33 41 5 6 11 0
Cocaine 26 26 8 * * 0
Marijuana 0 0 0 0 0 0
Stimulants 0 * 0 0 0 0
Club drugs 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens * 0 0 0 0 0
Inhalants 0 * * 0 0 0
Antidepressants 15 6 * 7 10 *
Antipsychotics * 0 0 * * 0
Benzodiazepines 6 * 0 * * 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 0 0 0 * 4 0
Opiates/opioids 90 92 41 7 11 *
– Heroin (specified) 50 52 19 * * 0
– Methadone 13 4 * * * 0
– All other opiates/opioids 39 39 19 6 10 *
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 0 0 0
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 * * *
Misc. analgesics/combinations * 4 0 * 6 *
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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