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Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 181
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 47
Metro area population, 2006 3,175,041
Population covered by DAWN 2,653,234
Percent of population covered by DAWN 84%

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 (10) 181 6.8 47 1.8 2,653,234
1. Anoka County, MN*         327,005
2. Carver County, MN 2 2.3 0 0.0 87,545
3. Chisago County, MN 2 4.0 3 6.0 50,344
4. Dakota County, MN 15 3.9 3 0.8 388,001
5. Hennepin County, MN 95 8.5 27 2.4 1,122,093
6. Isanti County, MN 0 0.0 0 0.0 38,576
7. Ramsey County, MN 45 9.1 12 2.4 493,215
8. Scott County, MN 6 4.8 0 0.0 124,092
9. Sherburne County, MN 2 2.4 0 0.0 84,995
10. Washington County, MN 13 5.8 2 0.9 225,000
11. Wright County, MN*         114,787
12. Pierce County, WI 1 2.5 0 0.0 39,373
13. St. Croix County, WI*         80,015

Deaths by manner of death, 2006
Suicide 20.6%
Homicide 0.4%
Could not be determined 10.5%
Accidental 63.6%
Natural 4.8%

Place of death, 2006
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 29
Home 113
Public place --
Other 34
Not documented --

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 9
Home 31
Public place --
Other 6
Not documented 0

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2006
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 36 79 115
Cocaine 19 40 59
Alcohol 2 55 57
Benzodiazepines 0 25 25
Antidepressants 6 9 15

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2006
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Alcohol 0 15 15
Opiates/opioids 3 11 14
Antidepressants 2 10 12
Miscellaneous analgesics/combinations 2 8 10
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 3 6 9

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2006
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 10.5
Female 3.2

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 1.0
21 to 34 7.8
35 to 54 13.6
55 and over 3.7

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related suicide, 2006
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 1.7
Female 1.9

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.1
21 to 34 2.2
35 to 54 3.0
55 and over 1.9

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   181 79   47 15
Alcohol*   57 --   15 0
Cocaine   59 19   5 --
Marijuana   -- 0   -- 0
Stimulants   12 7   -- 0
Club drugs   -- --   0 0
Hallucinogens††   0 0   0 0
Inhalants   0 0   0 0
Antidepressants   15 6   12 --
Antipsychotics   -- 0   8 --
Benzodiazepines   25 0   6 --
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics   4 --   9 --
Opiates/opioids   115 36   14 --
– Heroin (specified)   12 0   0 0
– Methadone   37 16   4 --
– All other opiates/opioids   82 20   13 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents   -- 0   0 0
Salicylates/combinations   -- 0   -- 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations   9 --   10 --
Anticonvulsants   0 0   -- 0
Muscle relaxants   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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