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Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI

Drug misuse deaths reported to DAWN 148
Suicide deaths reported to DAWN 30
Metro area population, 2004 1,515,738
Population covered by DAWN 928,018
Percent of population covered by DAWN 61%

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) 148 159.5 30 32.3 928,018
1. Milwaukee County, WI 148 159.5 30 32.3 928,018
2. Ozaukee County, WI§         86,025
3. Washington County, WI§         124,502
4. Waukesha County, WI§         377,193

Deaths by case type, 2004
Suicide 16.9%
Overmedication 17.4%
Homicide 0.0%
All other accidental 62.9%
Could not be determined 2.8%

Place of death, 2004
Drug misuse Deaths
Health care facility 24
Home 93
Public place 8
Other 22
Not documented --

Suicide Deaths
Health care facility 4
Home 20
Public place --
Other 4
Not documented 0

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug misuse deaths, 2004
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 3 88 91
Cocaine 25 55 80
Benzodiazepines 0 55 55
Alcohol 0 39 39
Antidepressants 0 37 37

Top 5 drugs involved: Suicide deaths, 2004
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Antidepressants 0 18 18
Benzodiazepines 0 16 16
Opiates/opioids 0 12 12
Antipsychotics 0 11 11
Misc. analgesics/combinations 1 7 8

Death rates by gender and age: Drug misuse, 2004
Gender Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Male 235.6
Female 89.4

Age Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Under 21 17.6
21 to 34 125.5
35 to 54 376.4
55 and over 103.1

Death rates by gender and age: Suicide, 2004
Gender Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Male 24.7
Female 39.5

Age Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Under 21 0.0
21 to 34 21.8
35 to 54 79.0
55 and over 25.8

Causes of death, 2004
Drug misuse Deaths
Any drug-related cause 148
– Abuse --
– Drug or alcohol 148
– Toxic effects 127
Body systems (includes infections) 25
Accidents and injuries 0

Suicide Deaths
Any drug-related cause 29
– Abuse 0
– Drug or alcohol 29
– Toxic effects 29
Body systems (includes infections) --
Accidents and injuries --

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 134 148 29 19 30 --
Alcohol2 39 39 0 8 8 --
Cocaine 75 80 25 0 -- --
Marijuana -- -- 0 0 0 --
Stimulants 0 0 0 0 0 --
Club drugs3 0 0 0 0 0 --
Hallucinogens4 0 0 0 0 0 --
Inhalants 0 0 0 -- 0 --
 
Antidepressants 29 37 0 9 18 --
Antipsychotics 9 11 -- 4 11 --
Benzodiazepines 39 55 0 6 16 --
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 18 23 0 -- 4 --
Opiates/opioids 89 91 -- 5 12 --
– Heroin (specified) 12 12 -- 0 0 --
– Methadone 19 39 -- 0 -- --
– All other opiates/opioids 73 60 -- 5 12 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 5 0 0 -- -- --
Salicylates/combinations -- -- 0 -- -- --
Misc. analgesics/combinations 19 12 0 8 8 --
Anticonvulsants 10 11 0 -- -- --
Muscle relaxants 4 9 0 -- 4 --

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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