Go to the Table Of Contents

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI


Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 166
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 16
Metro area population, 2009 1,559,667
Population covered by DAWN 959,521
Percent of population covered by DAWN 62%

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 (1) 166 17.3 16 1.7 959,521
1. Milwaukee County, WI 166 17.3 16 1.7 959,521
2. Ozaukee County, WI - - - - 86,311
3. Washington County, WI - - - - 130,681
4. Waukesha County, WI - - - - 383,154

Deaths by manner of death, 2009
Suicide 8.8%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 2.7%
Accidental 88.5%
Natural 0.0%

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2009
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 6 132 138
Benzodiazepines 0 90 90
Cocaine 10 45 55
Alcohol 0 46 46
Antidepressants 0 38 38

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2009
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Benzodiazepines 0 8 8
Alcohol 0 7 7
Antidepressants 0 6 6
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 1 5 6
Antipsychotics 0 4 4

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2009
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 25.5
Female 9.7

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 2.1
21 to 34 19.2
35 to 54 35.8
55 and over 13.5

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related suicide, 2009
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 1.7
Female 1.6

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.0
21 to 34 *
35 to 54 3.5
55 and over 2.4

Place of death, 2009
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 14
Home 121
Public place 5
Other 26
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 4
Home 9
Public place *
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 180 166 16 10 16 *
Alcohol 68 46 0 4 7 *
Cocaine 61 55 10 * * *
Marijuana * * 0 0 0 *
Stimulants 0 * 0 0 0 *
Club drugs * * 0 0 0 *
Hallucinogens 0 0 0 0 0 *
Inhalants 0 0 0 0 0 *
Antidepressants 48 38 0 5 6 *
Antipsychotics 10 4 0 * 4 *
Benzodiazepines 84 90 0 7 8 *
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 30 32 0 4 6 *
Opiates/opioids 140 138 6 4 4 *
– Heroin (specified) 38 39 0 0 0 *
– Methadone 44 44 5 0 0 *
– All other opiates/opioids 105 109 * 4 4 *
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 6 4 0 0 * *
Salicylates/combinations * 0 0 0 0 *
Misc. analgesics/combinations 19 7 0 * 4 *
Anticonvulsants 15 12 0 * * *
Muscle relaxants 13 12 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.