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Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Miami Beach, FL: Miami-Dade County, FL

Drug misuse deaths reported to DAWN 169
Suicide deaths reported to DAWN 30
Population 2,363,600
Drug misuse deaths per 1,000,000 population 71.5
Suicide deaths per 1,000,000 population 12.7

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 159 169 38 19 30 5
Alcohol1 53 65 11 6 6 --
Cocaine 111 111 24 -- 7 --
Marijuana 5 -- 0 0 0 0
Stimulants 5 -- 0 -- 0 0
Club drugs2 8 5 0 -- 0 0
Hallucinogens3 -- 0 0 0 0 0
Inhalants 0 0 0 0 0 0
 
Antidepressants 15 29 0 4 12 0
Antipsychotics -- 7 0 0 5 0
Benzodiazepines 41 64 0 7 14 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 8 13 0 4 -- 0
Opiates/opioids 75 103 -- 8 12 --
– Heroin (specified) 36 42 -- 0 -- 0
– Methadone 8 13 0 -- -- 0
– All other opiates/opioids 56 57 0 8 11 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents -- -- 0 0 0 0
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 0 -- 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations 12 15 -- 4 7 --
Anticonvulsants 0 5 0 0 -- 0
Muscle relaxants 5 5 0 -- -- 0

Deaths by case type, 2004
Suicide 15.1%
Overmedication 13.1%
Homicide 0.0%
All other accidental 71.9%
Could not be determined 0.0%

Causes of death, 2004
Drug misuse Deaths
Any drug-related cause 153
– Abuse 27
– Drug or alcohol 153
– Toxic effects 123
Body systems (includes infections) 37
Accidents and injuries 26

Place of death, 2004
Drug misuse Deaths
Health care facility 52
Home 68
Public place 19
Other 30
Not documented 0

Death rates by gender and age: Drug misuse, 2004
Gender Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Male 106.9
Female 38.6

Age Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Under 21 24.8
21 to 34 72.6
35 to 54 143.1
55 and over 36.1

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug misuse deaths, 2004
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Cocaine 24 87 111
Opiates/opioids 2 101 103
Alcohol 11 54 65
Benzodiazepines 0 64 64
Antidepressants 0 29 29

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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