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Oklahoma City, OK


Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 147
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 16
Metro area population, 2009 1,227,278
Population covered by DAWN 1,227,278
Percent of population covered by DAWN 100%

Metro area overview: Deaths and population by county, 2009
County Drug-related Drug-related suicide Population
Deaths Rate Deaths Rate
Total participating (7) 147 12.0 16 1.3 1,227,278
1. Canadian County, OK 5 4.6 1 0.9 109,668
2. Cleveland County, OK 24 9.8 4 1.6 244,589
3. Grady County, OK 10 19.4 1 1.9 51,649
4. Lincoln County, OK 4 12.4 0 0.0 32,199
5. Logan County, OK 4 10.2 1 2.5 39,301
6. McClain County, OK 4 12.1 0 0.0 33,168
7. Oklahoma County, OK 96 13.4 9 1.3 716,704

Deaths by manner of death, 2009
Suicide 9.8%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 3.7%
Accidental 85.9%
Natural 0.6%

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2009
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 36 64 100
Benzodiazepines 1 30 31
Alcohol 0 27 27
Antidepressants 6 13 19
Cocaine 6 6 12

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2009
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 3 5 8
Antidepressants 2 3 5
Benzodiazepines 0 4 4

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2009
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 15.2
Female 8.8

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 1.9
21 to 34 10.7
35 to 54 26.0
55 and over 10.0

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related suicide, 2009
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 1.7
Female 1.0

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 *
21 to 34 1.5
35 to 54 2.8
55 and over *

Place of death, 2009
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 35
Home 97
Public place 5
Other 10
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility *
Home 10
Public place 0
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 170 147 66 22 16 6
Alcohol 30 27 0 6 * 0
Cocaine 19 12 6 0 0 0
Marijuana 0 0 0 0 0 0
Stimulants 8 8 6 0 0 0
Club drugs 0 * 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens 0 * 0 0 0 0
Inhalants * 4 * * 0 0
Antidepressants 12 19 6 9 5 *
Antipsychotics 4 * * * * 0
Benzodiazepines 35 31 * * 4 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 7 5 * * * 0
Opiates/opioids 119 100 36 6 8 *
– Heroin (specified) 4 8 4 * 0 0
– Methadone 19 15 7 * * 0
– All other opiates/opioids 98 78 25 4 7 *
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 0 0 0
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 * 0 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations 9 7 * * 0 0
Anticonvulsants * * * 0 0 0
Muscle relaxants 14 7 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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