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Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI: Hennepin County, MN

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 95
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 27
Population 1,122,093
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 8.5
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 2.4

Drug-related deaths by drug category, 2005-2006
Drug category Drug-related Drug-related suicide
Deaths, 2005 Deaths, 2006 Single-drug
deaths, 2006
Deaths, 2005 Deaths, 2006 Single-drug
deaths, 2006
* 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 88 95 38 16 27 9
Alcohol* 28 29 0 5 8 0
Cocaine 33 32 12 -- -- 0
Marijuana 0 0 0 0 0 0
Stimulants 7 -- -- 0 -- 0
Club drugs -- -- 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens†† 0 0 0 0 0 0
Inhalants 0 0 0 0 0 0
Antidepressants -- 9 4 4 8 --
Antipsychotics -- 0 0 5 5 0
Benzodiazepines 11 13 0 -- 4 --
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics -- -- 0 4 -- --
Opiates/opioids 63 66 17 9 9 --
– Heroin (specified) 5 11 0 0 0 0
– Methadone 13 20 8 -- -- --
– All other opiates/opioids 53 50 9 8 8 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents -- -- 0 0 0 0
Salicylates/combinations 0 -- 0 0 -- 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations 0 5 -- -- 8 --
Anticonvulsants 0 0 0 0 -- 0
Muscle relaxants -- 0 0 0 -- 0

Deaths by manner of death, 2006
Suicide 22.1%
Homicide 0.8%
Could not be determined 7.4%
Accidental 69.7%
Natural 0.0%

Place of death, 2006
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 15
Home 57
Public place --
Other 20
Not documented --

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

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2006
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 13.5
Female 3.5

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 1.0
21 to 34 12.2
35 to 54 15.7
55 and over 4.1

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2006
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 17 49 66
Cocaine 12 20 32
Alcohol 0 29 29
Benzodiazepines 0 13 13
Antidepressants 4 5 9

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, 2006 (08/2008 update).

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