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Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL-IN-WI

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 772
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 69
Metro area population, 2005 9,446,565
Population covered by DAWN 8,007,898
Percent of population covered by DAWN 85%

Metro area overview: Deaths and population by county, 2005
Metro area component Drug-related Drug-related suicide Population
Deaths Rate Deaths Rate
* Area did not participate in DAWN this year.
Total participating (8) 772 9.6 69 0.9 8,007,898
1. Cook County, IL 582 11.0 29 0.5 5,303,943
2. DeKalb County, IL*         97,770
3. DuPage County, IL 55 5.9 22 2.4 931,219
4. Grundy County, IL 2 4.6 0 0.0 43,736
5. Kane County, IL 33 6.8 9 1.9 483,208
6. Kendall County, IL 2 2.5 2 2.5 79,597
7. Lake County, IL 63 8.9 5 0.7 704,086
8. McHenry County, IL 20 6.6 2 0.7 304,701
9. Will County, IL*         642,625
10. Jasper County, IN*         31,761
11. Lake County, IN*         491,706
12. Newton County, IN*         14,423
13. Porter County, IN 15 9.5 0 0.0 157,408
14. Kenosha County, WI*         160,382

Deaths by manner of death, 2005
Suicide 8.2%
Homicide 0.5%
Could not be determined 1.2%
Natural/accidental 90.1%

Place of death, 2005
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 339
Home 317
Public place 46
Other 66
Not documented 4

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 19
Home 34
Public place 5
Other 11
Not documented 0

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2005
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Cocaine 234 245 479
Opiates/opioids 142 330 472
Alcohol 4 147 151
Benzodiazepines 0 32 32
Antidepressants 6 22 28

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2005
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Alcohol 0 22 22
Antidepressants 4 16 20
Opiates/opioids 4 15 19
Benzodiazepines 2 17 19
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 4 9 13

Gender and age death rates: Drug-related, 2005
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 14.8
Female 4.7

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 1.3
21 to 34 12.9
35 to 54 20.0
55 and over 3.9

Gender and age death rates: Drug-related suicide, 2005
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 0.8
Female 0.9

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.1
21 to 34 1.1
35 to 54 1.4
55 and over 1.0

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   772 393   69 23
Alcohol*   151 4   22 0
Cocaine   479 234   4 --
Marijuana   19 0   -- 0
Stimulants   -- 0   -- --
Club drugs   -- 0   -- 0
Hallucinogens††   0 0   0 0
Inhalants   -- --   -- --
Antidepressants   28 6   20 4
Antipsychotics   -- --   6 --
Benzodiazepines   32 0   19 --
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics   18 0   13 4
Opiates/opioids   472 142   19 4
– Heroin (specified)   45 8   -- 0
– Methadone   60 23   -- --
– All other opiates/opioids   387 111   18 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents   0 0   -- 0
Salicylates/combinations   -- --   -- 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations   6 0   11 --
Anticonvulsants   4 --   -- 0
Muscle relaxants   4 0   -- 0

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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