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Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL-IN-WI: Cook County, IL

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 541
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 31
Population 5,285,107
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 10.2
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 0.6

Drug-related deaths by drug category, 2006-2007
Drug category Drug-related Drug-related suicide
Deaths, 2006 Deaths, 2007 Single-drug
deaths, 2007
Deaths, 2006 Deaths, 2007 Single-drug
deaths, 2007
* 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 803 541 328 26 31 8
Alcohol* 132 74 0 -- -- 0
Cocaine 486 342 189 -- -- 0
Marijuana 0 0 0 0 0 0
Stimulants -- 0 0 0 0 0
Club drugs 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens†† -- -- 0 0 0 0
Inhalants -- -- 0 0 -- 0
Antidepressants 11 8 0 12 8 0
Antipsychotics -- -- -- 4 6 --
Benzodiazepines 9 6 -- 4 4 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics -- -- 0 6 4 0
– Opiates/opioids 567 326 134 9 10 0
– Heroin (specified) 0 0 0 0 0 0
– Methadone 38 36 18 -- -- 0
All other opiates/opioids 538 300 116 7 9 0
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 -- 0 0
Salicylates/combinations -- 0 0 0 -- --
Misc. analgesics/combinations -- 6 -- 4 12 --
Anticonvulsants -- -- 0 -- -- 0
Muscle relaxants 0 0 0 -- -- 0

Deaths by manner of death, 2007
Suicide 5.4%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 0.2%
Accidental 94.4%
Natural 0.0%

Place of death, 2007
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 241
Home 221
Public place 54
Other 10
Not documented 15

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 14
Home 13
Public place --
Other --
Not documented 0

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2007
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 15.5
Female 5.1

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.9
21 to 34 10.2
35 to 54 22.2
55 and over 6.4

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2007
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Cocaine 189 153 342
Opiates/opioids 134 192 326
Alcohol 0 74 74
Antidepressants 0 8 8
Miscellaneous analgesics/combinations 1 5 6

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, 2007 (08/2008 update).

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