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Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL-IN-WI: Cook County, IL

Drug misuse deaths reported to DAWN 573
Suicide deaths reported to DAWN 38
Population 5,327,777
Drug misuse deaths per 1,000,000 population 107.5
Suicide deaths per 1,000,000 population 7.1

Drug-related deaths by drug category, 2003-2004
Drug category Drug misuse Suicide
Deaths,
2003
Deaths,
2004
Single-drug
deaths,
2004
Deaths,
2003
Deaths,
2004
Single-drug
deaths,
2004
1 Includes alcohol in combination with other drugs (all ages) and alcohol alone in decedents under age 21.
2 Includes MDMA (Ecstasy), GHB, flunitrazepam (Rohypnol), and ketamine.
3 Includes PCP, LSD, and miscellaneous hallucinogens.
ALL DRUGS   573 318   38 22
Alcohol1   94 --   7 0
Cocaine   399 206   -- 0
Marijuana   0 0   0 0
Stimulants   0 0   0 0
Club drugs2   0 0   0 0
Hallucinogens3   -- 0   0 0
Inhalants   0 0   0 0
 
Antidepressants   7 --   13 7
Antipsychotics   0 0   7 --
Benzodiazepines   -- --   6 --
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics   -- 0   6 5
Opiates/opioids   346 106   7 --
– Heroin (specified)   0 0   0 0
– Methadone   31 14   0 0
– All other opiates/opioids   321 92   7 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents   0 0   0 0
Salicylates/combinations   0 0   -- --
Misc. analgesics/combinations   -- 0   -- --
Anticonvulsants   0 0   -- 0
Muscle relaxants   0 0   -- 0

Deaths by case type, 2004
Suicide 6.2%
Overmedication 0.0%
Homicide 0.0%
All other accidental 93.5%
Could not be determined 0.3%

Causes of death, 2004
Drug misuse Deaths
Any drug-related cause 458
– Abuse 0
– Drug or alcohol 456
– Toxic effects 452
Body systems (includes infections) 125
Accidents and injuries --

Place of death, 2004
Drug misuse Deaths
Health care facility 282
Home 167
Public place 25
Other 95
Not documented 4

Death rates by gender and age: Drug misuse, 2004
Gender Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Male 164.3
Female 53.6

Age Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Under 21 6.3
21 to 34 131.0
35 to 54 241.0
55 and over 43.8

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug misuse deaths, 2004
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Cocaine 206 193 399
Opiates/opioids 106 240 346
Alcohol 2 92 94
Antidepressants 1 6 7

End Notes
-- Indicates a number less than 4 has been suppressed.
SOURCE: Office of Applied Studies, SAMHSA, Drug Abuse Warning Network 2004 (11/2005 update).

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