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Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI: Hennepin County, MN

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 97
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 9
Population 1,136,599
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 8.5
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 0.8

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 95 97 38 27 9 4
Alcohol* 29 34 0 8 -- 0
Cocaine 32 38 11 -- 0 0
Marijuana 0 0 0 0 0 0
Stimulants -- -- -- -- 0 0
Club drugs -- 0 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens†† 0 0 0 0 0 0
Inhalants 0 0 0 0 0 0
Antidepressants 9 12 -- 8 4 --
Antipsychotics 0 -- 0 5 -- --
Benzodiazepines 13 5 0 4 0 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics -- -- 0 -- -- 0
– Opiates/opioids 66 69 20 9 4 --
– Heroin (specified) 11 -- 0 0 0 0
– Methadone 20 22 12 -- 0 0
All other opiates/opioids 50 49 8 8 4 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents -- 0 0 0 0 0
Salicylates/combinations -- 0 0 -- 0 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations 5 7 5 8 -- --
Anticonvulsants 0 0 0 -- 0 0
Muscle relaxants 0 -- 0 -- 0 0

Deaths by manner of death, 2007
Suicide 8.5%
Homicide 0.9%
Could not be determined 6.6%
Accidental 84.0%
Natural 0.0%

Place of death, 2007
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 17
Home 58
Public place --
Other 19
Not documented 0

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

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2007
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 12.6
Female 4.5

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 1.9
21 to 34 8.0
35 to 54 14.3
55 and over 8.8

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2007
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 20 49 69
Cocaine 11 27 38
Alcohol 0 34 34
Antidepressants 1 11 12
Miscellaneous analgesics/combinations 5 2 7

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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