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Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL-IN-WI: Cook County, IL

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 582
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 29
Population 5,303,943
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 11.0
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 0.5

Drug-related deaths by drug category, 2004-2005
Drug category Drug-related Drug-related suicide
Deaths,
2004
Deaths,
2005
Single-drug
deaths,
2005
Deaths,
2004
Deaths,
2005
Single-drug
deaths,
2005
* Includes alcohol in combination with other drugs (all ages) and alcohol alone in decedents under age 21.
Includes MDMA (Ecstasy), GHB, flunitrazepam (Rohypnol), and ketamine.
†† Includes PCP, LSD, and miscellaneous hallucinogens.
ALL DRUGS 573 582 337 38 29 10
Alcohol* 94 97 -- 7 6 0
Cocaine 399 391 209 -- 0 0
Marijuana 0 0 0 0 0 0
Stimulants 0 0 0 0 0 0
Club drugs 0 0 0 0 -- 0
Hallucinogens†† -- 0 0 0 0 0
Inhalants 0 0 0 0 -- --
Antidepressants 7 -- -- 13 9 --
Antipsychotics 0 0 0 7 4 --
Benzodiazepines -- -- 0 6 11 --
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics -- -- 0 6 8 --
Opiates/opioids 346 344 123 7 5 --
– Heroin (specified) 0 0 0 0 0 0
– Methadone 31 36 18 0 -- --
– All other opiates/opioids 321 313 105 7 4 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 0 0 0
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 -- 0 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations -- 4 0 -- 5 --
Anticonvulsants 0 -- -- -- -- 0
Muscle relaxants 0 -- 0 -- -- 0

Deaths by manner of death, 2005
Suicide 4.7%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 0.0%
Natural/accidental 95.3%

Place of death, 2005
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 283
Home 217
Public place 32
Other 49
Not documented --

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 8
Home 17
Public place 0
Other 4
Not documented 0

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2005
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 17.4
Female 4.9

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 1.0
21 to 34 13.1
35 to 54 24.6
55 and over 4.4

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2005
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Cocaine 209 182 391
Opiates/opioids 123 221 344
Alcohol 1 96 97
Miscellaneous analgesics/combinations 0 4 4

End Notes
1. Drug-related deaths exclude suicides.
2. All death rates are per 100,000 population.
3. -- A number less than 4 has been suppressed.

SOURCE: Office of Applied Studies, SAMHSA, Drug Abuse Warning Network, 2005 (08/2008 update).

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