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Indianapolis-Carmel, IN

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 133
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 23
Metro area population, 2010 1,743,772
Population covered by DAWN 1,032,430
Percent of population covered by DAWN 59%

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 (2) 133 12.9 23 2.2 1,032,430
1. Boone County, IN - - - - 56,293
2. Brown County, IN - - - - 14,553
3. Hamilton County, IN - - - - 279,301
4. Hancock County, IN - - - - 68,342
5. Hendricks County, IN - - - - 140,627
6. Johnson County, IN 23 16.3 1 0.7 141,505
7. Marion County, IN 110 12.3 22 2.5 890,925
8. Morgan County, IN - - - - 70,876
9. Putnam County, IN - - - - 36,844
10. Shelby County, IN - - - - 44,506

Deaths by manner of death, 2010
Suicide 14.7%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 19.2%
Accidental 65.4%
Natural 0.6%

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2010
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 21 91 112
Benzodiazepines 0 59 59
Alcohol 0 31 31
Marijuana 0 25 25
Cocaine 5 18 23

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2010
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 2 13 15
Antidepressants 1 9 10
Alcohol 0 8 8
Benzodiazepines 1 7 8
Misc. analgesics/combinations 0 6 6

Death rates by sex and age: Drug-related, 2010
Sex Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 16.4
Female 9.6

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 2.3
21 to 34 20.6
35 to 54 23.4
55 and over 5.9

Death rates by sex and age: Drug-related suicide, 2010
Sex Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 2.0
Female 2.4

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.0
21 to 34 2.2
35 to 54 4.2
55 and over 2.7

Place of death, 2010
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 15
Home 93
Public place *
Other 22
Not documented *

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility *
Home 18
Public place 0
Other *
Not documented 0

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 152 133 28 22 23 5
Alcohol 47 31 0 * 8 0
Cocaine 39 23 5 4 * *
Marijuana 22 25 0 0 * 0
Stimulants * 4 0 * 0 0
Club drugs 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens 0 0 0 0 0 0
Inhalants 0 * * 0 0 0
Antidepressants 14 21 0 13 10 *
Antipsychotics 5 6 0 4 * 0
Benzodiazepines 68 59 0 9 8 *
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 4 8 0 * * 0
Opiates/opioids 141 112 21 12 15 *
– Heroin (specified) 26 20 7 0 0 0
– Methadone 27 31 * 0 0 0
– All other opiates/opioids 131 87 11 12 15 *
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents * * 0 * * 0
Salicylates/combinations * 0 0 0 0 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations 10 12 * 4 6 0
Anticonvulsants 9 5 0 4 6 0
Muscle relaxants 6 5 0 * 4 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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