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Indianapolis-Carmel, IN: Marion County, IN

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 105
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 15
Population 876,804
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 12.0
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 1.7

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 102 105 13 7 15 --
Alcohol* 24 26 0 -- 4 --
Cocaine 33 31 5 0 -- --
Marijuana 11 18 0 -- 0 --
Stimulants -- -- 0 0 0 --
Club drugs 0 0 0 0 0 --
Hallucinogens†† -- -- 0 0 0 --
Inhalants 0 -- 0 0 0 --
Antidepressants 7 15 0 -- -- --
Antipsychotics -- 0 0 0 -- --
Benzodiazepines 43 47 0 -- 5 --
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 5 -- 0 -- -- --
– Opiates/opioids 79 89 7 4 8 --
– Heroin (specified) 10 8 0 0 0 --
– Methadone 23 26 -- 0 0 --
All other opiates/opioids 66 76 5 4 8 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 -- 0 0 -- --
Salicylates/combinations -- -- 0 0 -- --
Misc. analgesics/combinations 8 6 -- -- -- --
Anticonvulsants 0 -- 0 -- -- --
Muscle relaxants 0 -- 0 0 0 --

Deaths by manner of death, 2007
Suicide 12.5%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 29.2%
Accidental 58.3%
Natural 0.0%

Place of death, 2007
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 32
Home 55
Public place --
Other 17
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 7
Home 7
Public place 0
Other --
Not documented 0

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2007
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 15.5
Female 8.7

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 1.9
21 to 34 27.7
35 to 54 15.8
55 and over 6.7

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2007
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 7 82 89
Benzodiazepines 0 47 47
Cocaine 5 26 31
Alcohol 0 26 26
Marijuana 0 18 18

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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