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Indianapolis-Carmel, IN

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 113
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 8
Metro area population, 2006 1,666,032
Population covered by DAWN 998,820
Percent of population covered by DAWN 60%

Metro area overview: Deaths and population by county, 2006
Metro area component Drug-related Drug-related suicide Population
Deaths Rate Deaths Rate
* Area did not participate in DAWN this year.
Total participating (2) 113 11.3 8 0.8 998,820
1. Boone County, IN*         53,526
2. Brown County, IN*         15,071
3. Hamilton County, IN*         250,979
4. Hancock County, IN*         65,050
5. Hendricks County, IN*         131,204
6. Johnson County, IN 11 8.3 1 0.8 133,316
7. Marion County, IN 102 11.8 7 0.8 865,504
8. Morgan County, IN*         70,290
9. Putnam County, IN*         36,978
10. Shelby County, IN*         44,114

Deaths by manner of death, 2006
Suicide 6.6%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 78.5%
Accidental 14.0%
Natural 0.8%

Place of death, 2006
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 22
Home 60
Public place 6
Other 25
Not documented 0

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

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2006
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 4 83 87
Benzodiazepines 0 48 48
Cocaine 9 26 35
Alcohol 0 27 27
Marijuana 0 15 15

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2006
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 0 4 4
Benzodiazepines 1 3 4
Antidepressants 0 4 4

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2006
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 15.4
Female 7.4

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 2.0
21 to 34 17.7
35 to 54 20.9
55 and over 4.9

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related suicide, 2006
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 1.0
Female 0.6

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.3
21 to 34 1.0
35 to 54 1.7
55 and over 0.0

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 67 113 16 12 8 --
Alcohol* 13 27 0 -- -- --
Cocaine 21 35 9 0 0 --
Marijuana 17 15 0 0 -- --
Stimulants -- -- 0 -- 0 --
Club drugs 0 0 0 0 0 --
Hallucinogens†† -- -- 0 0 0 --
Inhalants 0 0 0 0 0 --
Antidepressants 13 7 0 4 4 --
Antipsychotics 0 -- 0 0 -- --
Benzodiazepines 31 48 0 5 4 --
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 6 5 0 -- -- --
Opiates/opioids 56 87 4 5 4 --
– Heroin (specified) 4 10 0 0 0 --
– Methadone 15 27 -- 0 0 --
– All other opiates/opioids 46 73 -- 5 4 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 -- 0 --
Salicylates/combinations -- -- 0 0 0 --
Misc. analgesics/combinations 16 9 -- 5 -- --
Anticonvulsants -- 0 0 -- -- --
Muscle relaxants 4 -- 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, 2006 (08/2008 update).

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