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Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO: Adams County, CO

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 64
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 8
Population 441,005
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 14.5
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 1.8

Deaths by manner of death, 2010
Suicide 11.1%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 5.6%
Accidental 79.2%
Natural 4.2%

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2010
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 13 36 49
Alcohol 0 16 16
Benzodiazepines 0 16 16
Antidepressants 0 15 15
Cocaine 3 7 10

Death rates by sex and age: Drug-related, 2010
Sex Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 13.9
Female 15.2

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 *
21 to 34 15.9
35 to 54 27.5
55 and over 15.6

Place of death, 2010
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 10
Home 46
Public place 5
Other *
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility *
Home 5
Public place *
Other 0
Not documented 0

Drug-related deaths by drug category, 2009-2010
Drug category Drug-related Drug-related suicide
Deaths, 2009 Deaths, 2010 Single-drug deaths, 2010 Deaths, 2009 Deaths, 2010 Single-drug deaths, 2010
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 62 64 17 13 8 *
Alcohol 22 16 0 6 * *
Cocaine 9 10 * * 0 *
Marijuana 11 0 0 * 0 *
Stimulants 7 * * 0 * *
Club drugs 0 0 0 0 0 *
Hallucinogens 0 0 0 0 0 *
Inhalants 0 0 0 0 * *
Antidepressants 12 15 0 * * *
Antipsychotics * * 0 * 0 *
Benzodiazepines 13 16 0 9 * *
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 5 * 0 * 0 *
Opiates/opioids 49 49 13 9 4 *
– Heroin (specified) 6 * 0 0 0 *
– Methadone 13 7 * * 0 *
– All other opiates/opioids 40 43 12 8 4 *
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 0 0 *
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 0 0 *
Misc. analgesics/combinations 5 * 0 * * *
Anticonvulsants 5 4 0 * * *
Muscle relaxants 5 5 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.
4. A dash (-) represents a blank cell.
SOURCE: Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, SAMHSA, Drug Abuse Warning Network, 2010.

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