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Kansas City, MO-KS

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 87
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 23
Metro area population, 2006 1,967,405
Population covered by DAWN 1,049,877
Percent of population covered by DAWN 53%

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 (4) 87 8.3 23 2.2 1,049,877
1. Franklin County, KS*         26,513
2. Johnson County, KS*         516,731
3. Leavenworth County, KS*         73,628
4. Linn County, KS*         9,962
5. Miami County, KS*         30,900
6. Wyandotte County, KS*         155,509
7. Bates County, MO*         17,116
8. Caldwell County, MO*         9,313
9. Cass County, MO 3 3.1 2 2.1 95,781
10. Clay County, MO 12 5.8 4 1.9 206,957
11. Clinton County, MO*         20,671
12. Jackson County, MO 68 10.2 17 2.6 664,078
13. Lafayette County, MO*         33,186
14. Platte County, MO 4 4.8 0 0.0 83,061
15. Ray County, MO*         23,999

Deaths by manner of death, 2006
Suicide 20.9%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 0.0%
Accidental 73.6%
Natural 5.5%

Place of death, 2006
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 6
Home 57
Public place 0
Other 24
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility --
Home 18
Public place 0
Other 4
Not documented 0

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2006
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 2 41 43
Cocaine 16 24 40
Benzodiazepines 0 24 24
Alcohol 0 22 22
Marijuana 0 20 20

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2006
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 2 8 10
Alcohol 1 6 7
Benzodiazepines 0 6 6
Antidepressants 0 6 6
Marijuana 0 6 6

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2006
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 11.5
Female 5.2

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.3
21 to 34 9.7
35 to 54 17.5
55 and over 5.1

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related suicide, 2006
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 2.7
Female 1.7

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.7
21 to 34 3.6
35 to 54 3.8
55 and over 0.9

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 94 87 22 20 23 8
Alcohol* 31 22 0 10 7 --
Cocaine 29 40 16 -- -- 0
Marijuana 24 20 0 -- 6 0
Stimulants 10 4 0 -- -- --
Club drugs -- 0 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens†† 0 -- 0 0 0 0
Inhalants -- -- -- -- 0 0
Antidepressants 16 16 -- 6 6 0
Antipsychotics -- 0 0 -- -- --
Benzodiazepines 21 24 0 6 6 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 9 13 0 4 -- --
Opiates/opioids 40 43 -- 7 10 --
– Heroin (specified) 0 0 0 0 0 0
– Methadone 20 13 -- 0 -- 0
– All other opiates/opioids 24 32 -- 7 8 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents -- -- 0 0 0 0
Salicylates/combinations -- 0 0 -- 0 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations 6 7 -- -- 4 0
Anticonvulsants -- -- 0 -- -- 0
Muscle relaxants 4 4 0 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, 2006 (08/2008 update).

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