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St. Louis, MO-IL: St. Louis County, MO

Drug misuse deaths reported to DAWN 84
Suicide deaths reported to DAWN 23
Population 1,009,235
Drug misuse deaths per 1,000,000 population 83.2
Suicide deaths per 1,000,000 population 22.8

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 62 84 39 32 23 9
Alcohol1 15 34 5 8 9 --
Cocaine 24 26 12 -- 4 0
Marijuana 0 0 0 0 0 0
Stimulants -- 4 4 -- 0 0
Club drugs2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens3 -- 0 0 0 0 0
Inhalants 0 -- -- 0 0 0
 
Antidepressants -- 6 0 14 7 --
Antipsychotics -- 0 0 -- -- 0
Benzodiazepines 4 7 0 -- -- --
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics -- -- 0 -- -- 0
Opiates/opioids 39 54 16 10 6 --
– Heroin (specified) 13 25 8 0 0 0
– Methadone 11 5 -- -- -- --
– All other opiates/opioids 17 25 7 9 5 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 0 0 0
Salicylates/combinations -- -- -- 0 -- 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations -- -- 0 7 5 0
Anticonvulsants 0 0 0 0 -- --
Muscle relaxants -- -- 0 0 0 0

Deaths by case type, 2004
Suicide 21.5%
Overmedication 11.2%
Homicide 0.9%
All other accidental 55.1%
Could not be determined 11.2%

Causes of death, 2004
Drug misuse Deaths
Any drug-related cause 76
– Abuse --
– Drug or alcohol 76
– Toxic effects 69
Body systems (includes infections) 9
Accidents and injuries 10

Place of death, 2004
Drug misuse Deaths
Health care facility 43
Home 29
Public place 6
Other 6
Not documented 0

Death rates by gender and age: Drug misuse, 2004
Gender Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Male 127.2
Female 43.6

Age Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Under 21 39.3
21 to 34 181.9
35 to 54 116.2
55 and over 27.6

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug misuse deaths, 2004
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 16 38 54
Alcohol 5 29 34
Cocaine 12 14 26
Benzodiazepines 0 7 7
Antidepressants 0 6 6

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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