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St. Louis, MO-IL

Drug misuse deaths reported to DAWN 209
Suicide deaths reported to DAWN 47
Metro area population, 2004 2,787,701
Population covered by DAWN 2,345,212
Percent of population covered by DAWN 84%

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 (9) 209 89.1 47 20.0 2,345,212
1. Bond County, IL§         17,980
2. Calhoun County, IL§         5,190
3. Clinton County, IL 2 55.5 0 0.0 36,065
4. Jersey County, IL 0 0.0 0 0.0 22,320
5. Macoupin County, IL§         49,067
6. Madison County, IL§         264,350
7. Monroe County, IL§         30,491
8. St. Clair County, IL 12 46.3 0 0.0 259,132
9. Crawford County, MO§         23,647
10. Franklin County, MO 5 50.9 1 10.2 98,234
11. Jefferson County, MO 14 66.5 4 19.0 210,397
12. Lincoln County, MO 0 0.0 0 0.0 45,816
13. St. Charles County, MO 19 59.2 11 34.3 320,734
14. St. Louis City, MO* 73 212.7 8 23.3 343,279
15. St. Louis County, MO* 84 83.2 23 22.8 1,009,235
16. Warren County, MO§         27,809
17. Washington County, MO§         23,955

Deaths by case type, 2004
Suicide 18.4%
Overmedication 14.1%
Homicide 0.4%
All other accidental 59.8%
Could not be determined 7.4%

Place of death, 2004
Drug misuse Deaths
Health care facility 97
Home 75
Public place 10
Other 27
Not documented 0

Suicide Deaths
Health care facility 19
Home 22
Public place 4
Other --
Not documented 0

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug misuse deaths, 2004
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 37 93 130
Alcohol 6 73 79
Cocaine 33 44 77
Benzodiazepines 0 19 19
Antidepressants 1 15 16

Top 5 drugs involved: Suicide deaths, 2004
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Alcohol 1 20 21
Opiates/opioids 2 15 17
Antidepressants 4 12 16
Benzodiazepines 2 7 9
Misc. analgesics/combinations 1 7 8

Death rates by gender and age: Drug misuse, 2004
Gender Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Male 136.8
Female 44.3

Age Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Under 21 24.9
21 to 34 122.7
35 to 54 173.6
55 and over 30.2

Death rates by gender and age: Suicide, 2004
Gender Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Male 19.4
Female 20.5

Age Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Under 21 4.4
21 to 34 21.2
35 to 54 40.6
55 and over 11.3

Causes of death, 2004
Drug misuse Deaths
Any drug-related cause 196
– Abuse --
– Drug or alcohol 196
– Toxic effects 168
Body systems (includes infections) 38
Accidents and injuries 15

Suicide Deaths
Any drug-related cause 41
– Abuse 0
– Drug or alcohol 41
– Toxic effects 41
Body systems (includes infections) 0
Accidents and injuries 6

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   209 86   47 12
Alcohol2   79 6   21 --
Cocaine   77 33   7 0
Marijuana   5 0   0 0
Stimulants   8 6   0 0
Club drugs3   0 0   0 0
Hallucinogens4   0 0   0 0
Inhalants   -- --   0 0
 
Antidepressants   16 --   16 4
Antipsychotics   0 0   4 0
Benzodiazepines   19 0   9 --
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics   -- 0   4 0
Opiates/opioids   130 37   17 --
– Heroin (specified)   55 17   0 0
– Methadone   15 5   -- --
– All other opiates/opioids   66 15   16 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents   0 0   0 0
Salicylates/combinations   -- --   -- 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations   11 0   8 --
Anticonvulsants   0 0   -- --
Muscle relaxants   -- 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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