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St. Louis, MO-IL: St. Louis City, MO


Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 90
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 10
Population 356,587
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 25.2
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 2.8

Deaths by manner of death, 2009
Suicide 10.0%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 1.0%
Accidental 89.0%
Natural 0.0%

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2009
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 39 37 76
Alcohol 0 25 25
Benzodiazepines 0 9 9
Cocaine 6 2 8

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2009
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 39.6
Female 12.3

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 4.3
21 to 34 30.0
35 to 54 49.6
55 and over 14.3

Place of death, 2009
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 41
Home 36
Public place *
Other 11
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility *
Home 4
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 77 90 51 8 10 7
Alcohol 20 25 0 * * 0
Cocaine 24 8 6 0 0 0
Marijuana 0 0 0 0 0 0
Stimulants * * * 0 0 0
Club drugs 0 * 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens 0 0 0 0 0 0
Inhalants 0 0 0 0 0 0
Antidepressants 4 * 0 * 4 4
Antipsychotics 0 * * * * *
Benzodiazepines 8 9 0 0 * 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics * 0 0 0 * *
Opiates/opioids 47 76 39 * * *
– Heroin (specified) 34 63 33 * 0 0
– Methadone * 7 * 0 0 0
– All other opiates/opioids 14 11 * * * *
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 0 0 0
Salicylates/combinations * * * 0 0 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations 4 * * * 0 0
Anticonvulsants 0 0 0 0 0 0
Muscle relaxants 0 0 0 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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