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Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI: Lake County, IL


Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 77
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 11
Population 712,567
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 10.8
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 1.5

Deaths by manner of death, 2009
Suicide 12.5%
Homicide 3.4%
Could not be determined 4.5%
Accidental 78.4%
Natural 1.1%

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2009
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 18 42 60
Cocaine 8 20 28
Alcohol 0 18 18
Benzodiazepines 0 15 15
Antidepressants 0 5 5

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2009
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 16.2
Female 5.4

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 2.2
21 to 34 12.5
35 to 54 21.4
55 and over 6.6

Place of death, 2009
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 26
Home 38
Public place 4
Other 9
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility *
Home 8
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 80 77 28 8 11 6
Alcohol 45 18 0 5 * *
Cocaine 29 28 8 * * 0
Marijuana 0 * 0 0 0 0
Stimulants 0 * 0 * 0 0
Club drugs 0 * 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens 0 0 0 0 0 0
Inhalants 0 * * 0 0 0
Antidepressants 7 5 0 * * *
Antipsychotics * 4 0 * * 0
Benzodiazepines 12 15 0 * * 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 4 * 0 4 * *
Opiates/opioids 61 60 18 * 4 *
– Heroin (specified) 31 21 6 0 0 0
– Methadone 6 7 * 0 0 0
– All other opiates/opioids 31 34 9 * 4 *
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 0 * 0
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 0 0 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations * 0 0 * * 0
Anticonvulsants * * 0 0 0 0
Muscle relaxants * * 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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