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Kansas City, MO-KS

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 94
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 20
Metro area population, 2005 1,944,690
Population covered by DAWN 1,039,655
Percent of population covered by DAWN 53%

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 (4) 94 9.0 20 1.9 1,039,655
1. Franklin County, KS*         26,179
2. Johnson County, KS*         506,172
3. Leavenworth County, KS*         72,754
4. Linn County, KS*         9,954
5. Miami County, KS*         30,385
6. Wyandotte County, KS*         155,704
7. Bates County, MO*         16,989
8. Caldwell County, MO*         9,232
9. Cass County, MO 3 3.2 2 2.1 93,752
10. Clay County, MO 13 6.4 2 1.0 201,681
11. Clinton County, MO*         20,673
12. Jackson County, MO 75 11.3 15 2.3 662,133
13. Lafayette County, MO*         33,104
14. Platte County, MO 3 3.7 1 1.2 82,089
15. Ray County, MO*         23,889

Deaths by manner of death, 2005
Suicide 17.5%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 0.0%
Natural/accidental 82.5%

Place of death, 2005
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 21
Home 50
Public place --
Other 20
Not documented 0

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

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2005
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 4 36 40
Alcohol 1 30 31
Cocaine 9 20 29
Marijuana 4 20 24
Benzodiazepines 0 21 21

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2005
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Alcohol 0 10 10
Opiates/opioids 0 7 7
Benzodiazepines 0 6 6
Antidepressants 0 6 6
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 0 4 4

Gender and age death rates: Drug-related, 2005
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 14.2
Female 4.1

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 2.0
21 to 34 7.1
35 to 54 20.6
55 and over 4.4

Gender and age death rates: Drug-related suicide, 2005
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 2.6
Female 1.3

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.3
21 to 34 1.0
35 to 54 4.5
55 and over 1.3

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   94 26   20 4
Alcohol*   31 --   10 0
Cocaine   29 9   -- 0
Marijuana   24 4   -- 0
Stimulants   10 5   -- --
Club drugs   -- --   0 0
Hallucinogens††   0 0   0 0
Inhalants   -- 0   -- 0
Antidepressants   16 --   6 0
Antipsychotics   -- 0   -- 0
Benzodiazepines   21 0   6 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics   9 --   4 0
Opiates/opioids   40 4   7 0
– Heroin (specified)   0 0   0 0
– Methadone   20 --   0 0
– All other opiates/opioids   24 --   7 0
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents   -- 0   0 0
Salicylates/combinations   -- 0   -- --
Misc. analgesics/combinations   6 0   -- --
Anticonvulsants   -- 0   -- 0
Muscle relaxants   4 0   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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