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Denver-Aurora, CO: Adams County, CO

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 64
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 17
Population 402,219
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 15.9
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 4.2

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   64 23   17 5
Alcohol*   16 0   5 0
Cocaine   17 6   -- --
Marijuana   4 0   -- 0
Stimulants   6 --   0 0
Club drugs   -- 0   0 0
Hallucinogens††   0 0   0 0
Inhalants   -- --   0 0
Antidepressants   11 0   6 0
Antipsychotics   4 0   -- 0
Benzodiazepines   6 0   -- 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics   -- 0   -- --
Opiates/opioids   41 11   6 --
– Heroin (specified)   0 0   0 0
– Methadone   8 --   -- --
– All other opiates/opioids   36 8   4 0
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents   0 0   0 0
Salicylates/combinations   -- --   0 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations   7 0   5 --
Anticonvulsants   -- 0   -- 0
Muscle relaxants   4 0   0 0

Deaths by manner of death, 2005
Suicide 21.0%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 8.6%
Natural/accidental 70.4%

Place of death, 2005
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 14
Home 38
Public place 4
Other 8
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 5
Home 9
Public place --
Other 0
Not documented 0

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2005
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 19.5
Female 12.1

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 1.6
21 to 34 16.9
35 to 54 31.4
55 and over 15.5

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2005
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 11 30 41
Cocaine 6 11 17
Alcohol 0 16 16
Antidepressants 0 11 11
Miscellaneous analgesics/combinations 0 7 7

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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