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Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 821
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 81
Metro area population, 2010 9,580,997
Population covered by DAWN 8,767,431
Percent of population covered by DAWN 92%

Metro area overview: Deaths and population by county, 2010
County Drug-related Drug-related suicide Population
Deaths Rate Deaths Rate
Area did not participate in DAWN this year.
Total participating (9) 821 9.4 81 0.9 8,767,431
1. Cook County, IL 507 9.6 28 0.5 5,287,160
2. DeKalb County, IL - - - - 107,349
3. DuPage County, IL 55 5.9 15 1.6 932,628
4. Grundy County, IL 10 20.6 0 0.0 48,428
5. Kane County, IL 41 8.0 10 2.0 511,921
6. Kendall County, IL 7 6.7 1 1.0 104,833
7. Lake County, IL 72 10.1 7 1.0 712,614
8. McHenry County, IL 36 11.2 8 2.5 320,964
9. Will County, IL 65 9.5 7 1.0 685,269
10. Jasper County, IN - - - - 32,821
11. Lake County, IN - - - - 494,261
12. Newton County, IN - - - - 13,739
13. Porter County, IN 28 17.1 5 3.1 163,613
14. Kenosha County, WI - - - - 165,397

Deaths by manner of death, 2010
Suicide 9.0%
Homicide 0.3%
Could not be determined 1.2%
Accidental 88.4%
Natural 1.1%

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2010
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 280 356 636
Cocaine 119 187 306
Alcohol 0 154 154
Benzodiazepines 2 78 80
Antidepressants 3 41 44

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2010
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 8 28 36
Antidepressants 9 19 28
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 3 21 24
Alcohol 0 23 23
Misc. analgesics/combinations 1 13 14

Death rates by sex and age: Drug-related, 2010
Sex Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 13.9
Female 4.9

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 1.3
21 to 34 13.5
35 to 54 16.3
55 and over 7.3

Death rates by sex and age: Drug-related suicide, 2010
Sex Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 0.9
Female 0.9

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 *
21 to 34 0.7
35 to 54 1.5
55 and over 1.4

Place of death, 2010
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 330
Home 390
Public place 42
Other 50
Not documented 9

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 20
Home 52
Public place *
Other 7
Not documented *

Drug-related deaths by drug category, 2009-2010
Drug category Drug-relatedDrug-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 812 821 431 92 81 30
Alcohol 167 154 0 21 23 0
Cocaine 330 306 119 * 5 0
Marijuana 13 11 * * 4 *
Stimulants 4 6 * * * 0
Club drugs * * 0 * 0 0
Hallucinogens 0 * 0 0 0 0
Inhalants * 4 4 * * *
Antidepressants 30 44 * 26 28 9
Antipsychotics 17 12 0 12 8 *
Benzodiazepines 60 80 * 19 12 *
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 22 20 0 21 24 *
Opiates/opioids 589 636 280 32 36 8
– Heroin (specified) 111 124 54 * * *
– Methadone 42 54 24 * * 0
– All other opiates/opioids 469 479 202 31 34 7
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents * * 0 * * 0
Salicylates/combinations * * 0 * 0 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations 14 18 * 13 14 *
Anticonvulsants 10 5 0 * 6 0
Muscle relaxants * 4 * 4 5 *

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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