Go to the Table Of Contents

Tulsa, OK

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 93
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 11
Metro area population, 2005 885,778
Population covered by DAWN 885,778
Percent of population covered by DAWN 100%

Metro area overview: Deaths and population by county, 2005
Metro area component Drug-related Drug-related suicide Population
Deaths Rate Deaths Rate
Total participating (7) 93 10.5 11 1.2 885,778
1. Creek County, OK 8 11.6 1 1.5 68,674
2. Okmulgee County, OK 2 5.0 1 2.5 39,657
3. Osage County, OK 2 4.4 0 0.0 45,342
4. Pawnee County, OK 4 23.8 0 0.0 16,792
5. Rogers County, OK 6 7.5 0 0.0 80,509
6. Tulsa County, OK 64 11.2 8 1.4 570,627
7. Wagoner County, OK 7 10.9 1 1.6 64,177

Deaths by manner of death, 2005
Suicide 10.6%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 11.5%
Natural/accidental 77.9%

Place of death, 2005
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 19
Home 62
Public place 6
Other 6
Not documented 0

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

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2005
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 7 66 73
Benzodiazepines 0 39 39
Antidepressants 1 26 27
Muscle relaxants 0 17 17
Miscellaneous analgesics/combinations 1 13 14

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

Gender and age death rates: Drug-related, 2005
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 12.7
Female 8.4

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 4.6
21 to 34 15.1
35 to 54 19.3
55 and over 3.4

Gender and age death rates: Drug-related suicide, 2005
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 1.4
Female 1.1

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.0
21 to 34 0.0
35 to 54 3.9
55 and over 0.5

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   93 16   11 --
Alcohol*   13 --   5 --
Cocaine   6 --   -- --
Marijuana   0 0   0 --
Stimulants   12 --   -- --
Club drugs   0 0   0 --
Hallucinogens††   0 0   0 --
Inhalants   0 0   0 --
Antidepressants   27 --   5 --
Antipsychotics   -- 0   0 --
Benzodiazepines   39 0   5 --
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics   9 0   4 --
Opiates/opioids   73 7   6 --
– Heroin (specified)   0 0   0 --
– Methadone   36 --   -- --
– All other opiates/opioids   43 5   5 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents   0 0   0 --
Salicylates/combinations   -- 0   0 --
Misc. analgesics/combinations   14 --   -- --
Anticonvulsants   5 0   0 --
Muscle relaxants   17 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).

Return to the Metropolitan Area Profiles TOC

Go to Top of PageGo to the Table of Contents