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Oklahoma City, OK

Drug misuse deaths reported to DAWN 134
Suicide deaths reported to DAWN 30
Metro area population, 2004 1,144,327
Population covered by DAWN 680,815
Percent of population covered by DAWN 59%

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) 134 196.8 30 44.1 680,815
1. Canadian County, OK§         95,505
2. Cleveland County, OK§         222,074
3. Grady County, OK§         48,176
4. Lincoln County, OK§         32,386
5. Logan County, OK§         36,301
6. McClain County, OK§         29,070
7. Oklahoma County, OK 134 196.8 30 44.1 680,815

Deaths by case type, 2004
Suicide 18.3%
Overmedication 26.2%
Homicide 0.0%
All other accidental 47.6%
Could not be determined 7.9%

Place of death, 2004
Drug misuse Deaths
Health care facility 16
Home 86
Public place 21
Other 11
Not documented 0

Suicide Deaths
Health care facility 7
Home 15
Public place 5
Other --
Not documented 0

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug misuse deaths, 2004
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 24 56 80
Cocaine 13 21 34
Alcohol 2 30 32
Benzodiazepines 0 19 19
Misc. analgesics/combinations 0 18 18

Top 5 drugs involved: Suicide deaths, 2004
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 1 16 17
Misc. analgesics/combinations 2 7 9
Benzodiazepines 1 8 9
Alcohol 0 9 9
Antidepressants 0 7 7

Death rates by gender and age: Drug misuse, 2004
Gender Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Male 268.3
Female 129.4

Age Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Under 21 24.9
21 to 34 272.0
35 to 54 420.0
55 and over 74.7

Death rates by gender and age: Suicide, 2004
Gender Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Male 63.3
Female 25.9

Age Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Under 21 0.0
21 to 34 34.9
35 to 54 101.0
55 and over 40.7

Causes of death, 2004
Drug misuse Deaths
Any drug-related cause 131
– Abuse 28
– Drug or alcohol 116
– Toxic effects 92
Body systems (includes infections) 8
Accidents and injuries 19

Suicide Deaths
Any drug-related cause 30
– Abuse --
– Drug or alcohol 21
– Toxic effects 29
Body systems (includes infections) --
Accidents and injuries 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
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 62 134 50 15 30 6
Alcohol2 11 32 -- 4 9 0
Cocaine 19 34 13 -- -- 0
Marijuana 0 -- 0 0 -- 0
Stimulants 8 12 6 0 -- 0
Club drugs3 0 4 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens4 0 -- -- 0 0 0
Inhalants -- 6 -- 0 0 0
 
Antidepressants 11 15 -- 4 7 0
Antipsychotics -- -- -- 0 -- 0
Benzodiazepines 10 19 0 -- 9 --
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 4 8 0 -- 6 --
Opiates/opioids 40 80 24 8 17 --
– Heroin (specified) -- -- 0 0 0 0
– Methadone 8 24 9 -- -- 0
– All other opiates/opioids 32 55 15 7 15 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 0 0 0
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 0 -- --
Misc. analgesics/combinations 5 18 0 -- 9 --
Anticonvulsants 0 -- 0 -- 4 0
Muscle relaxants 7 12 0 -- 4 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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