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Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL: Miami-Dade County, FL


Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 161
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 28
Population 2,500,625
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 6.4
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 1.1

Deaths by manner of death, 2009
Suicide 14.8%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 0.5%
Accidental 72.0%
Natural 12.7%

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2009
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 4 101 105
Benzodiazepines 0 81 81
Cocaine 21 59 80
Alcohol 1 57 58
Antidepressants 0 30 30

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2009
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 9.4
Female 3.6

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.6
21 to 34 7.4
35 to 54 13.0
55 and over 4.5

Place of death, 2009
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 40
Home 90
Public place 11
Other 20
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility *
Home 20
Public place *
Other 5
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 219 161 28 38 28 *
Alcohol 81 58 * 16 14 *
Cocaine 134 80 21 4 4 *
Marijuana 5 * 0 0 * *
Stimulants 7 4 0 * 0 *
Club drugs 4 * 0 * 0 *
Hallucinogens 0 0 0 0 0 *
Inhalants * * 0 0 0 *
Antidepressants 38 30 0 17 9 *
Antipsychotics 7 6 0 11 * *
Benzodiazepines 87 81 0 23 17 *
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 26 27 0 15 7 *
Opiates/opioids 124 105 4 19 11 *
– Heroin (specified) 59 37 * 0 * *
– Methadone 11 16 * * * *
– All other opiates/opioids 75 69 * 19 9 *
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents * 0 0 * 0 *
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 0 0 *
Misc. analgesics/combinations 16 8 0 8 4 *
Anticonvulsants 5 * 0 5 * *
Muscle relaxants 5 14 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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