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Kansas City, MO-KS

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 149
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 20
Metro area population, 2010 2,067,665
Population covered by DAWN 1,124,938
Percent of population covered by DAWN 54%

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 (4) 149 13.2 20 1.8 1,124,938
1. Franklin County, KS - - - - 26,443
2. Johnson County, KS - - - - 542,776
3. Leavenworth County, KS - - - - 75,243
4. Linn County, KS - - - - 9,336
5. Miami County, KS - - - - 30,975
6. Wyandotte County, KS - - - - 155,092
7. Bates County, MO - - - - 16,763
8. Caldwell County, MO - - - - 9,162
9. Cass County, MO 9 9.0 2 2.0 100,196
10. Clay County, MO 21 9.2 3 1.3 228,362
11. Clinton County, MO - - - - 21,004
12. Jackson County, MO 111 15.7 13 1.8 705,689
13. Lafayette County, MO - - - - 32,574
14. Platte County, MO 8 8.8 2 2.2 90,690
15. Ray County, MO - - - - 23,360

Deaths by manner of death, 2010
Suicide 11.8%
Homicide 0.6%
Could not be determined 0.6%
Accidental 85.8%
Natural 1.2%

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2010
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 22 73 95
Benzodiazepines 2 43 45
Alcohol 1 32 33
Cocaine 18 15 33
Stimulants 13 5 18

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2010
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 3 6 9
Benzodiazepines 0 8 8
Alcohol 0 6 6
Antidepressants 0 4 4

Death rates by sex and age: Drug-related, 2010
Sex Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 17.5
Female 9.2

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 1.9
21 to 34 15.8
35 to 54 23.0
55 and over 13.1

Death rates by sex and age: Drug-related suicide, 2010
Sex Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 2.0
Female 1.6

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 *
21 to 34 1.8
35 to 54 3.1
55 and over 1.9

Place of death, 2010
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 34
Home 95
Public place *
Other 19
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 6
Home 11
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 131 149 59 32 20 4
Alcohol 36 33 * 8 6 0
Cocaine 29 33 18 * 0 0
Marijuana 9 0 0 0 0 0
Stimulants 14 18 13 * * 0
Club drugs 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens * * 0 0 0 0
Inhalants * * * * * 0
Antidepressants 21 12 * 14 4 0
Antipsychotics 6 5 0 * * 0
Benzodiazepines 51 45 * 9 8 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 4 * 0 4 * 0
Opiates/opioids 83 95 22 12 9 *
– Heroin (specified) * 4 * 0 0 0
– Methadone 21 15 5 * * 0
– All other opiates/opioids 63 79 14 11 8 *
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 0 0 0
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 0 * 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations * 4 0 0 * *
Anticonvulsants * * 0 0 0 0
Muscle relaxants 9 7 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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