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St. Louis, MO-IL

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 239
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 40
Metro area population, 2005 2,806,221
Population covered by DAWN 2,362,217
Percent of population covered by DAWN 84%

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 (9) 239 10.1 40 1.7 2,362,217
1. Bond County, IL*         18,011
2. Calhoun County, IL*         5,166
3. Clinton County, IL 0 0.0 0 0.0 36,138
4. Jersey County, IL 1 4.5 0 0.0 22,423
5. Macoupin County, IL*         49,016
6. Madison County, IL*         263,975
7. Monroe County, IL*         31,289
8. St. Clair County, IL 9 3.5 1 0.4 259,388
9. Crawford County, MO*         23,810
10. Franklin County, MO 15 15.2 1 1.0 98,987
11. Jefferson County, MO 19 8.9 4 1.9 213,011
12. Lincoln County, MO 2 4.2 0 0.0 47,834
13. St. Charles County, MO 24 7.3 5 1.5 329,606
14. St. Louis city, MO 81 23.0 8 2.3 352,572
15. St. Louis County, MO 88 8.8 21 2.1 1,002,258
16. Warren County, MO*         28,765
17. Washington County, MO*         23,972

Deaths by manner of death, 2005
Suicide 14.3%
Homicide 0.7%
Could not be determined 5.4%
Natural/accidental 79.6%

Place of death, 2005
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 90
Home 107
Public place 19
Other 22
Not documented --

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 18
Home 15
Public place --
Other 5
Not documented 0

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2005
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 33 86 119
Cocaine 53 46 99
Alcohol 15 51 66
Benzodiazepines 0 17 17
Antidepressants 1 16 17

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2005
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Antidepressants 6 7 13
Opiates/opioids 3 7 10
Miscellaneous analgesics/combinations 1 6 7
Antipsychotics 3 4 7
Alcohol 0 7 7

Gender and age death rates: Drug-related, 2005
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 14.9
Female 5.6

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 3.2
21 to 34 13.9
35 to 54 19.9
55 and over 3.1

Gender and age death rates: Drug-related suicide, 2005
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 1.9
Female 1.5

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.1
21 to 34 2.4
35 to 54 2.9
55 and over 1.5

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 211 239 121 47 40 21
Alcohol* 79 66 15 21 7 0
Cocaine 77 99 53 7 5 --
Marijuana 5 -- 0 0 0 0
Stimulants 8 9 6 0 0 0
Club drugs 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens†† 0 0 0 0 0 0
Inhalants -- -- -- 0 0 0
Antidepressants 16 17 -- 16 13 6
Antipsychotics -- 8 0 4 7 --
Benzodiazepines 19 17 0 9 4 --
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics -- -- 0 4 -- --
Opiates/opioids 130 119 33 17 10 --
– Heroin (specified) 55 35 11 0 -- 0
– Methadone 15 26 9 -- 4 --
– All other opiates/opioids 89 75 13 16 7 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents -- 0 0 0 0 0
Salicylates/combinations -- -- -- -- -- 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations 11 10 4 8 7 --
Anticonvulsants -- 0 0 -- -- 0
Muscle relaxants -- 10 -- -- -- 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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