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


Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 155
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 22
Population 1,279,950
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 12.1
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 1.7

Deaths by manner of death, 2009
Suicide 12.4%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 3.4%
Accidental 83.6%
Natural 0.6%

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2009
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 8 132 140
Benzodiazepines 0 93 93
Cocaine 4 42 46
Antidepressants 0 37 37
Alcohol 0 33 33

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2009
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 16.1
Female 8.3

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 *
21 to 34 23.6
35 to 54 24.4
55 and over 5.0

Place of death, 2009
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 32
Home 104
Public place 8
Other 11
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 5
Home 15
Public place *
Other 0
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 147 155 12 30 22 *
Alcohol 30 33 0 10 7 *
Cocaine 47 46 4 4 0 *
Marijuana 8 8 0 0 0 *
Stimulants 0 * 0 * 0 *
Club drugs * 0 0 0 0 *
Hallucinogens 0 0 0 0 0 *
Inhalants 0 * 0 0 * *
Antidepressants 16 37 0 7 5 *
Antipsychotics 6 12 0 * 0 *
Benzodiazepines 95 93 0 19 12 *
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 9 21 0 10 7 *
Opiates/opioids 129 140 8 15 11 *
– Heroin (specified) * 6 0 0 0 *
– Methadone 51 26 * 5 * *
– All other opiates/opioids 97 130 6 11 11 *
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 8 0 * * *
Salicylates/combinations 0 * 0 0 0 *
Misc. analgesics/combinations 16 19 0 5 8 *
Anticonvulsants 0 10 0 * 0 *
Muscle relaxants 0 15 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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