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Charleston, WV

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 93
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 7
Metro area population, 2010 304,244
Population covered by DAWN 304,244
Percent of population covered by DAWN 100%

Metro area overview: Deaths and population by county, 2010
County Drug-related Drug-related suicide Population
Deaths Rate Deaths Rate
Total participating (5) 93 30.6 7 2.3 304,244
1. Boone County, WV 17 68.8 0 0.0 24,711
2. Clay County, WV 2 20.0 0 0.0 10,021
3. Kanawha County, WV 55 28.7 7 3.7 191,689
4. Lincoln County, WV 9 40.6 0 0.0 22,147
5. Putnam County, WV 10 18.0 0 0.0 55,676

Deaths by manner of death, 2010
Suicide 7.0%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 10.0%
Accidental 83.0%
Natural 0.0%

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2010
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 8 73 81
Benzodiazepines 0 61 61
Alcohol 0 21 21
Antidepressants 0 19 19
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 1 11 12

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2010
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 0 7 7
Alcohol 0 4 4

Death rates by sex and age: Drug-related, 2010
Sex Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 37.9
Female 23.6

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 *
21 to 34 49.5
35 to 54 62.7
55 and over 12.3

Death rates by sex and age: Drug-related suicide, 2010
Sex Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 2.7
Female *

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

Place of death, 2010
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 22
Home 53
Public place *
Other 15
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 4
Home *
Public place *
Other 0
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 64 93 12 10 7 0
Alcohol 17 21 0 4 4 -
Cocaine 12 8 * * * -
Marijuana 0 0 0 0 0 -
Stimulants * 6 0 0 * -
Club drugs 0 0 0 0 0 -
Hallucinogens 0 0 0 0 0 -
Inhalants 0 0 0 0 0 -
Antidepressants 6 19 0 * * -
Antipsychotics 0 5 0 0 0 -
Benzodiazepines 39 61 0 * * -
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 5 12 * * * -
Opiates/opioids 52 81 8 5 7 -
– Heroin (specified) 4 * * 0 0 -
– Methadone 6 7 0 0 0 -
– All other opiates/opioids 45 73 7 5 7 -
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 0 0 -
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 0 0 -
Misc. analgesics/combinations * * 0 0 * -
Anticonvulsants * 0 0 * 0 -
Muscle relaxants * 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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