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St. Louis, MO-IL

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 380
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 44
Metro area population, 2010 2,829,207
Population covered by DAWN 2,400,698
Percent of population covered by DAWN 85%

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) 380 15.8 44 1.8 2,400,698
1. Bond County, IL - - - - 18,104
2. Calhoun County, IL - - - - 5,019
3. Clinton County, IL 0 0.0 0 0.0 36,375
4. Jersey County, IL 1 4.4 0 0.0 22,552
5. Macoupin County, IL - - - - 47,778
6. Madison County, IL - - - - 268,475
7. Monroe County, IL - - - - 33,240
8. St. Clair County, IL 13 4.9 0 0.0 263,641
9. Franklin County, MO 21 20.7 2 2.0 101,272
10. Jefferson County, MO 46 21.0 7 3.2 219,068
11. Lincoln County, MO 7 13.1 1 1.9 53,315
12. St. Charles County, MO 48 13.5 9 2.5 355,411
13. St. Louis City, MO 113 31.7 10 2.8 356,538
14. St. Louis County, MO 131 13.2 15 1.5 992,526
15. Warren County, MO - - - - 31,490
16. Washington County, MO - - - - 24,403

Deaths by manner of death, 2010
Suicide 10.4%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 6.1%
Accidental 83.0%
Natural 0.5%

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2010
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 109 202 311
Alcohol 0 114 114
Cocaine 29 35 64
Benzodiazepines 1 45 46
Antidepressants 8 22 30

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2010
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Antidepressants 5 15 20
Opiates/opioids 2 12 14
Alcohol 0 11 11
Benzodiazepines 1 9 10
Antipsychotics 2 6 8

Death rates by sex and age: Drug-related, 2010
Sex Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 22.3
Female 9.8

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 1.5
21 to 34 30.4
35 to 54 28.0
55 and over 6.8

Death rates by sex and age: Drug-related suicide, 2010
Sex Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 2.4
Female 1.3

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 *
21 to 34 0.9
35 to 54 3.3
55 and over 2.4

Place of death, 2010
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 126
Home 183
Public place 10
Other 61
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 12
Home 26
Public place *
Other 5
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 319 380 157 44 44 16
Alcohol 100 114 0 17 11 0
Cocaine 46 64 29 * * 0
Marijuana 4 5 0 * 0 0
Stimulants 10 9 4 * 0 0
Club drugs * * 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens 0 0 0 0 0 0
Inhalants * * 0 0 0 0
Antidepressants 15 30 8 17 20 5
Antipsychotics 5 6 * 4 8 *
Benzodiazepines 22 46 * 6 10 *
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 4 7 0 9 6 *
Opiates/opioids 272 311 109 21 14 *
– Heroin (specified) 167 180 59 * * 0
– Methadone 24 33 13 * * *
– All other opiates/opioids 108 175 37 20 13 *
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 * 0 0 0 0
Salicylates/combinations * 0 0 * * *
Misc. analgesics/combinations 9 13 * 8 6 *
Anticonvulsants 0 * 0 * * 0
Muscle relaxants * 7 * 5 * 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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