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Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 441
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 70
Metro area population, 2005 5,352,569
Population covered by DAWN 3,762,844
Percent of population covered by DAWN 70%

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 (1) 441 11.7 70 1.9 3,762,844
1. Austin County, TX*         26,018
2. Brazoria County, TX*         277,821
3. Chambers County, TX*         28,491
4. Fort Bend County, TX*         466,231
5. Galveston County, TX*         277,330
6. Harris County, TX 441 11.7 70 1.9 3,762,844
7. Liberty County, TX*         75,221
8. Montgomery County, TX*         379,028
9. San Jacinto County, TX*         24,784
10. Waller County, TX*         34,801

Deaths by manner of death, 2005
Suicide 13.7%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 0.0%
Natural/accidental 86.3%

Place of death, 2005
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 181
Home 191
Public place 26
Other 43
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 21
Home 39
Public place --
Other 8
Not documented 0

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2005
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 25 203 228
Cocaine 108 99 207
Benzodiazepines 2 127 129
Alcohol 0 107 107
Muscle relaxants 1 77 78

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2005
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 6 25 31
Benzodiazepines 0 24 24
Antidepressants 3 21 24
Alcohol 0 19 19
Antipsychotics 2 15 17

Gender and age death rates: Drug-related, 2005
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 15.3
Female 8.1

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 1.1
21 to 34 12.6
35 to 54 24.2
55 and over 9.3

Gender and age death rates: Drug-related suicide, 2005
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 1.4
Female 2.3

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.2
21 to 34 1.4
35 to 54 3.6
55 and over 2.6

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 346 441 159 67 70 17
Alcohol* 83 107 0 14 19 0
Cocaine 174 207 108 12 6 --
Marijuana 4 -- 0 0 0 0
Stimulants 6 17 7 -- 0 0
Club drugs 5 7 -- 0 0 0
Hallucinogens†† 7 4 -- -- 0 0
Inhalants -- -- -- 0 -- --
Antidepressants 32 39 -- 20 24 --
Antipsychotics 6 13 -- 4 17 --
Benzodiazepines 84 129 -- 24 24 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 40 26 0 10 16 --
Opiates/opioids 181 228 25 32 31 6
– Heroin (specified) 29 27 8 -- 0 0
– Methadone 47 48 10 -- 5 --
– All other opiates/opioids 130 167 7 27 27 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 0 0 0
Salicylates/combinations 0 -- -- -- 0 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations 10 20 5 4 13 --
Anticonvulsants -- 10 -- 0 4 0
Muscle relaxants 50 78 -- 12 13 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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