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

Drug misuse deaths reported to DAWN 163
Suicide deaths reported to DAWN 20
Population 1,243,230
Drug misuse deaths per 1,000,000 population 131.1
Suicide deaths per 1,000,000 population 16.1

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   163 62   20 9
Alcohol1   25 0   -- 0
Cocaine   62 15   -- 0
Marijuana   4 0   0 0
Stimulants   -- --   0 0
Club drugs2   4 0   0 0
Hallucinogens3   0 0   0 0
Inhalants   0 0   0 0
 
Antidepressants   14 0   -- 0
Antipsychotics   0 0   -- --
Benzodiazepines   44 --   4 --
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics   8 0   -- 0
Opiates/opioids   134 44   11 5
– Heroin (specified)   22 7   0 0
– Methadone   65 22   -- --
– All other opiates/opioids   64 15   9 4
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents   0 0   0 0
Salicylates/combinations   0 0   -- --
Misc. analgesics/combinations   -- 0   -- 0
Anticonvulsants   0 0   -- 0
Muscle relaxants   -- 0   0 0

Deaths by case type, 2004
Suicide 10.9%
Overmedication 6.6%
Homicide 0.0%
All other accidental 82.5%
Could not be determined 0.0%

Causes of death, 2004
Drug misuse Deaths
Any drug-related cause 163
– Abuse --
– Drug or alcohol 163
– Toxic effects 159
Body systems (includes infections) 32
Accidents and injuries 0

Place of death, 2004
Drug misuse Deaths
Health care facility 26
Home 98
Public place 15
Other 24
Not documented 0

Death rates by gender and age: Drug misuse, 2004
Gender Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Male 200.1
Female 65.7

Age Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Under 21 35.1
21 to 34 249.7
35 to 54 272.8
55 and over 27.7

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug misuse deaths, 2004
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 44 90 134
Cocaine 15 47 62
Benzodiazepines 1 43 44
Alcohol 0 25 25
Antidepressants 0 14 14

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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