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Tulsa, OK: Tulsa County, OK

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 142
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 17
Population 585,068
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 24.3
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 2.9

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 92 142 37 10 17 --
Alcohol* 15 18 0 -- 5 --
Cocaine 11 23 9 0 0 --
Marijuana 0 0 0 0 0 --
Stimulants 8 15 6 0 -- --
Club drugs 0 -- 0 0 0 --
Hallucinogens†† 0 0 0 0 0 --
Inhalants 0 0 0 0 0 --
Antidepressants 16 21 0 5 5 --
Antipsychotics 4 -- 0 -- -- --
Benzodiazepines 43 70 0 -- 6 --
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 9 7 0 -- 4 --
– Opiates/opioids 78 115 20 4 9 --
– Heroin (specified) -- 0 0 0 0 --
– Methadone 42 51 11 0 0 --
All other opiates/opioids 44 75 9 4 9 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents -- 0 0 0 0 --
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 0 -- --
Misc. analgesics/combinations 11 7 -- -- -- --
Anticonvulsants -- 0 0 -- -- --
Muscle relaxants 13 14 0 0 4 --

Deaths by manner of death, 2007
Suicide 10.7%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 6.3%
Accidental 83.0%
Natural 0.0%

Place of death, 2007
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 50
Home 85
Public place 7
Other 0
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 6
Home 10
Public place --
Other 0
Not documented 0

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2007
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 28.9
Female 19.8

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 5.1
21 to 34 43.7
35 to 54 42.3
55 and over 11.3

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2007
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 20 95 115
Benzodiazepines 0 70 70
Cocaine 9 14 23
Antidepressants 0 21 21
Alcohol 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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