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St. Louis, MO-IL: St. Louis County, MO

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 131
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 15
Population 992,526
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 13.2
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 1.5

Deaths by manner of death, 2010
Suicide 10.3%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 9.6%
Accidental 80.1%
Natural 0.0%

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2010
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 53 51 104
Alcohol 0 37 37
Cocaine 11 12 23
Antidepressants 4 6 10
Benzodiazepines 0 7 7

Death rates by sex and age: Drug-related, 2010
Sex Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 18.0
Female 8.9

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 1.5
21 to 34 26.5
35 to 54 24.0
55 and over 5.6

Place of death, 2010
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 42
Home 64
Public place 4
Other 21
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility *
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 112 131 73 24 15 7
Alcohol 41 37 0 11 5 0
Cocaine 26 23 11 * * 0
Marijuana 0 0 0 0 0 0
Stimulants * * 0 0 0 0
Club drugs 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens 0 0 0 0 0 0
Inhalants * 0 0 0 0 0
Antidepressants 6 10 4 10 7 *
Antipsychotics 0 * * * * 0
Benzodiazepines * 7 0 * * *
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 0 * 0 4 4 *
Opiates/opioids 92 104 53 11 4 *
– Heroin (specified) 52 60 33 * 0 0
– Methadone 4 12 8 * * *
– All other opiates/opioids 39 35 12 10 * 0
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 0 0 0
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 * 0 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations 4 6 * 6 * *
Anticonvulsants 0 0 0 * 0 0
Muscle relaxants 0 * * * 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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