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Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

Drug misuse deaths reported to DAWN 84
Suicide deaths reported to DAWN 25
Metro area population, 2004 3,116,206
Population covered by DAWN 1,820,108
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.
* Indicates area featured in Spotlight section.
1 Deaths per 1,000,000 population.
Total participating (7) 84 46.2 25 13.7 1,820,108
1. Anoka County, MN§         319,950
2. Carver County, MN 0 0.0 0 0.0 82,122
3. Chisago County, MN 2 41.4 0 0.0 48,349
4. Dakota County, MN 10 26.4 6 15.8 379,058
5. Hennepin County, MN* 68 60.7 18 16.1 1,120,897
6. Isanti County, MN 1 27.4 0 0.0 36,546
7. Ramsey County, MN§         499,498
8. Scott County, MN 2 17.4 1 8.7 114,794
9. Sherburne County, MN§         78,762
10. Washington County, MN§         216,660
11. Wright County, MN§         106,889
12. Pierce County, WI 1 26.1 0 0.0 38,342
13. St. Croix County, WI§         74,339

Deaths by case type, 2004
Suicide 22.9%
Overmedication 18.3%
Homicide 0.0%
All other accidental 51.4%
Could not be determined 7.3%

Place of death, 2004
Drug misuse Deaths
Health care facility 19
Home 39
Public place 6
Other 19
Not documented --

Suicide Deaths
Health care facility --
Home 21
Public place --
Other --
Not documented 0

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug misuse deaths, 2004
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 18 40 58
Cocaine 11 17 28
Alcohol 0 26 26
Benzodiazepines 0 10 10
Stimulants 6 2 8

Top 5 drugs involved: Suicide deaths, 2004
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Misc. analgesics/combinations 3 7 10
Opiates/opioids 4 5 9
Antidepressants 0 5 5
Alcohol 0 5 5
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 1 3 4

Death rates by gender and age: Drug misuse, 2004
Gender Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Male 69.9
Female 22.9

Age Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Under 21 0.0
21 to 34 73.6
35 to 54 82.4
55 and over 26.2

Death rates by gender and age: Suicide, 2004
Gender Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Male 13.3
Female 14.2

Age Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Under 21 1.9
21 to 34 13.6
35 to 54 24.0
55 and over 14.5

Causes of death, 2004
Drug misuse Deaths
Any drug-related cause 79
– Abuse 0
– Drug or alcohol 79
– Toxic effects 76
Body systems (includes infections) 12
Accidents and injuries --

Suicide Deaths
Any drug-related cause 22
– Abuse 0
– Drug or alcohol 22
– Toxic effects 22
Body systems (includes infections) --
Accidents and injuries 4

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   84 38   25 10
Alcohol2   26 0   5 0
Cocaine   28 11   -- 0
Marijuana   0 0   -- 0
Stimulants   8 6   0 0
Club drugs3   -- --   0 0
Hallucinogens4   -- 0   0 0
Inhalants   0 0   0 0
 
Antidepressants   -- 0   5 0
Antipsychotics   0 0   4 --
Benzodiazepines   10 0   4 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics   0 0   4 --
Opiates/opioids   58 18   9 4
– Heroin (specified)   9 --   0 0
– Methadone   15 4   0 0
– All other opiates/opioids   37 11   9 4
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents   0 0   0 0
Salicylates/combinations   -- --   0 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations   4 0   10 --
Anticonvulsants   0 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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