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Houston-Baytown-Sugar Land, TX

Drug misuse deaths reported to DAWN 344
Suicide deaths reported to DAWN 67
Metro area population, 2004 5,180,443
Population covered by DAWN 3,644,285
Percent of population covered by DAWN 70%

Metro area overview: Deaths and population by county, 2004
Metro area component Drug misuse Suicide Total
population
Deaths Rate1 Deaths Rate1
§ Area did not participate in DAWN this year.
1 Deaths per 1,000,000 population.
Total participating (1) 344 94.4 67 18.4 3,644,285
1. Austin County, TX§         25,800
2. Brazoria County, TX§         271,130
3. Chambers County, TX§         28,227
4. Fort Bend County, TX§         442,620
5. Galveston County, TX§         271,743
6. Harris County, TX 344 94.4 67 18.4 3,644,285
7. Liberty County, TX§         74,821
8. Montgomery County, TX§         362,382
9. San Jacinto County, TX§         24,678
10. Waller County, TX§         34,757

Deaths by case type, 2004
Suicide 16.3%
Overmedication 13.1%
Homicide 0.0%
All other accidental 68.4%
Could not be determined 2.2%

Place of death, 2004
Drug misuse Deaths
Health care facility 114
Home 167
Public place 28
Other 35
Not documented 0

Suicide Deaths
Health care facility 15
Home 43
Public place 6
Other --
Not documented 0

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug misuse deaths, 2004
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 23 157 180
Cocaine 87 87 174
Benzodiazepines 0 83 83
Alcohol 1 82 83
Muscle relaxants 0 50 50

Top 5 drugs involved: Suicide deaths, 2004
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 5 27 32
Benzodiazepines 2 22 24
Antidepressants 3 17 20
Alcohol 0 14 14
Muscle relaxants 0 12 12

Death rates by gender and age: Drug misuse, 2004
Gender Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Male 125.8
Female 63.1

Age Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Under 21 15.0
21 to 34 109.1
35 to 54 190.2
55 and over 60.0

Death rates by gender and age: Suicide, 2004
Gender Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Male 17.6
Female 19.2

Age Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Under 21 2.5
21 to 34 14.0
35 to 54 39.3
55 and over 18.9

Causes of death, 2004
Drug misuse Deaths
Any drug-related cause 343
– Abuse 9
– Drug or alcohol 343
– Toxic effects 330
Body systems (includes infections) 59
Accidents and injuries 269

Suicide Deaths
Any drug-related cause 66
– Abuse 0
– Drug or alcohol 66
– Toxic effects 65
Body systems (includes infections) --
Accidents and injuries 62

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
2 Includes alcohol in combination with other drugs (all ages) and alcohol alone in decedents under age 21.
3 Includes MDMA (Ecstasy), GHB, flunitrazepam (Rohypnol), and ketamine.
4 Includes PCP, LSD, and miscellaneous hallucinogens.
ALL DRUGS 241 344 122 78 67 19
Alcohol2 63 83 -- 22 14 0
Cocaine 119 174 87 7 12 --
Marijuana 15 4 0 -- 0 0
Stimulants -- 6 -- 0 -- 0
Club drugs3 -- 5 -- 0 0 0
Hallucinogens4 4 7 -- 0 -- --
Inhalants -- -- 0 -- 0 0
 
Antidepressants 23 32 -- 26 20 --
Antipsychotics -- 6 -- -- 4 0
Benzodiazepines 47 83 0 19 24 --
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 12 40 0 15 10 --
Opiates/opioids 122 180 23 39 32 5
– Heroin (specified) 25 29 -- -- -- 0
– Methadone 25 47 11 7 -- 0
– All other opiates/opioids (not heroin or methadone) 78 126 10 34 27 5
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 0 0 0
Salicylates/combinations -- 0 0 -- -- --
Misc. analgesics/combinations 4 10 -- 6 4 --
Anticonvulsants -- -- 0 -- 0 0
Muscle relaxants 35 50 0 11 12 0

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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