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Louisville, KY-IN

Drug misuse deaths reported to DAWN 57
Suicide deaths reported to DAWN 9
Metro area population, 2004 1,200,847
Population covered by DAWN 700,030
Percent of population covered by DAWN 58%

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) 57 81.4 9 12.9 700,030
1. Clark County, IN§         100,706
2. Floyd County, IN§         71,543
3. Harrison County, IN§         36,376
4. Washington County, IN§         27,882
5. Bullitt County, KY§         66,645
6. Henry County, KY§         15,771
7. Jefferson County, KY 57 81.4 9 12.9 700,030
8. Meade County, KY§         28,300
9. Nelson County, KY§         40,406
10. Oldham County, KY§         52,100
11. Shelby County, KY§         37,219
12. Spencer County, KY§         14,822
13. Trimble County, KY§         9,047

Deaths by case type, 2004
Suicide 13.6%
Overmedication 39.4%
Homicide 0.0%
All other accidental 36.4%
Could not be determined 10.6%

Place of death, 2004
Drug misuse Deaths
Health care facility 17
Home 32
Public place --
Other 7
Not documented 0

Suicide Deaths
Health care facility 0
Home 9
Public place 0
Other 0
Not documented 0

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug misuse deaths, 2004
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 6 37 43
Benzodiazepines 0 15 15
Antidepressants 0 15 15
Cocaine 4 9 13
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 0 8 8

Top 5 drugs involved: Suicide deaths, 2004
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Antidepressants 3 4 7

Death rates by gender and age: Drug misuse, 2004
Gender Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Male 92.3
Female 71.6

Age Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Under 21 20.7
21 to 34 140.4
35 to 54 155.9
55 and over 12.1

Death rates by gender and age: Suicide, 2004
Gender Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Male 8.9
Female 16.5

Age Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Under 21 10.3
21 to 34 7.8
35 to 54 23.6
55 and over 6.0

Causes of death, 2004
Drug misuse Deaths
Any drug-related cause 55
– Abuse --
– Drug or alcohol 55
– Toxic effects 55
Body systems (includes infections) 5
Accidents and injuries --

Suicide Deaths
Any drug-related cause 9
– Abuse 0
– Drug or alcohol 9
– Toxic effects 9
Body systems (includes infections) 0
Accidents and injuries 0

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 71 57 13 18 9 --
Alcohol2 14 6 0 6 -- --
Cocaine 9 13 4 0 0 --
Marijuana -- 0 0 0 0 --
Stimulants -- -- -- 0 0 --
Club drugs3 -- 0 0 0 0 --
Hallucinogens4 0 0 0 0 0 --
Inhalants 0 0 0 0 0 --
 
Antidepressants 29 15 0 9 7 --
Antipsychotics 10 -- 0 -- 0 --
Benzodiazepines 15 15 0 -- -- --
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 5 8 0 4 -- --
Opiates/opioids 53 43 6 9 -- --
– Heroin (specified) 0 0 0 0 0 --
– Methadone 32 27 -- -- 0 --
– All other opiates/opioids (not heroin or methadone) 27 24 -- 7 -- --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 0 0 --
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 0 -- --
Misc. analgesics/combinations 13 7 -- 7 -- --
Anticonvulsants -- 0 0 -- 0 --
Muscle relaxants 0 0 0 -- 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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