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Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI


Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 932
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 86
Metro area population, 2009 4,403,437
Population covered by DAWN 4,313,463
Percent of population covered by DAWN 98%

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 (5) 932 21.6 86 2.0 4,313,463
1. Lapeer County, MI - - - - 89,974
2. Livingston County, MI 21 11.5 2 1.1 183,118
3. Macomb County, MI 183 22.0 41 4.9 831,427
4. Oakland County, MI 180 14.9 18 1.5 1,205,508
5. St. Clair County, MI 47 28.0 4 2.4 167,562
6. Wayne County, MI 501 26.0 21 1.1 1,925,848

Deaths by manner of death, 2009
Suicide 8.4%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 21.0%
Accidental 69.5%
Natural 1.0%

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2009
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 105 655 760
Benzodiazepines 0 294 294
Cocaine 67 219 286
Alcohol 0 233 233
Antidepressants 2 203 205

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2009
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Antidepressants 3 47 50
Benzodiazepines 2 37 39
Opiates/opioids 2 35 37
Alcohol 0 22 22
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 0 20 20

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2009
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 29.9
Female 13.7

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 1.3
21 to 34 29.5
35 to 54 42.7
55 and over 13.4

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related suicide, 2009
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 2.2
Female 1.8

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 *
21 to 34 2.2
35 to 54 3.7
55 and over 2.0

Place of death, 2009
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 262
Home 546
Public place 23
Other 101
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 12
Home 64
Public place 4
Other 6
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 - 932 189 - 86 14
Alcohol - 233 0 - 22 0
Cocaine - 286 67 - * 0
Marijuana - 70 * - 9 *
Stimulants - 15 * - 4 0
Club drugs - * 0 - 0 0
Hallucinogens - * 0 - 0 0
Inhalants - * 0 - * *
Antidepressants - 205 * - 50 *
Antipsychotics - 75 5 - 17 *
Benzodiazepines - 294 0 - 39 *
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics - 111 * - 20 0
Opiates/opioids - 760 105 - 37 *
– Heroin (specified) - 302 50 - * 0
– Methadone - 108 15 - * 0
– All other opiates/opioids - 544 40 - 34 *
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents - 14 0 - * 0
Salicylates/combinations - 0 0 - * 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations - 98 5 - 10 0
Anticonvulsants - 38 0 - 9 0
Muscle relaxants - 70 0 - 8 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.

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