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Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 453
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 87
Metro area population, 2010 5,867,949
Population covered by DAWN 4,071,206
Percent of population covered by DAWN 69%

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 (1) 453 11.1 87 2.1 4,071,206
1. Austin County, TX - - - - 27,252
2. Brazoria County, TX - - - - 309,241
3. Chambers County, TX - - - - 31,439
4. Fort Bend County, TX - - - - 556,974
5. Galveston County, TX - - - - 286,846
6. Harris County, TX 453 11.1 87 2.1 4,071,206
7. Liberty County, TX - - - - 75,787
8. Montgomery County, TX - - - - 447,757
9. San Jacinto County, TX - - - - 24,906
10. Waller County, TX - - - - 36,541

Deaths by manner of death, 2010
Suicide 16.1%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 0.2%
Accidental 80.4%
Natural 3.3%

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2010
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 30 230 260
Benzodiazepines 1 193 194
Cocaine 89 66 155
Alcohol 1 88 89
Muscle relaxants 0 87 87

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2010
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Antidepressants 5 31 36
Benzodiazepines 2 34 36
Opiates/opioids 3 28 31
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 4 15 19
Antipsychotics 1 15 16

Death rates by sex and age: Drug-related, 2010
Sex Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 14.4
Female 7.8

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 1.0
21 to 34 11.8
35 to 54 20.5
55 and over 14.1

Death rates by sex and age: Drug-related suicide, 2010
Sex Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 2.2
Female 2.1

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.4
21 to 34 1.8
35 to 54 3.9
55 and over 3.1

Place of death, 2010
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 173
Home 227
Public place 15
Other 35
Not documented *

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 22
Home 56
Public place *
Other 5
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 458 453 154 77 87 26
Alcohol 113 89 * 14 15 *
Cocaine 200 155 89 4 5 *
Marijuana * 0 0 0 * 0
Stimulants 14 19 11 0 * 0
Club drugs * * 0 * 0 0
Hallucinogens 9 11 6 * 0 0
Inhalants 5 * * 5 5 4
Antidepressants 64 66 0 23 36 5
Antipsychotics 19 15 0 9 16 *
Benzodiazepines 179 194 * 37 36 *
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 36 43 0 18 19 4
Opiates/opioids 249 260 30 33 31 *
– Heroin (specified) 19 19 5 0 * 0
– Methadone 45 43 5 * 4 0
– All other opiates/opioids 206 219 20 33 27 *
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents * * 0 0 * 0
Salicylates/combinations * * * * 4 *
Misc. analgesics/combinations 47 36 * 22 11 *
Anticonvulsants 9 20 0 4 9 0
Muscle relaxants 95 87 0 18 6 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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