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Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL-IN-WI

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 796
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 76
Metro area population, 2007 9,524,673
Population covered by DAWN 8,719,630
Percent of population covered by DAWN 92%

Metro area overview: Deaths and population by county, 2007
Metro area component Drug-related Drug-related suicide Population
Deaths Rate Deaths Rate
* Area did not participate in DAWN this year.
Total participating (9) 796 9.1 76 0.9 8,719,630
1. Cook County, IL 541 10.2 31 0.6 5,285,107
2. DeKalb County, IL*         103,729
3. DuPage County, IL 56 6.0 17 1.8 929,192
4. Grundy County, IL 6 12.7 0 0.0 47,144
5. Kane County, IL 27 5.4 6 1.2 501,021
6. Kendall County, IL 3 3.1 1 1.0 96,818
7. Lake County, IL 76 10.7 9 1.3 710,241
8. McHenry County, IL 18 5.7 3 0.9 315,943
9. Will County, IL 52 7.7 9 1.3 673,586
10. Jasper County, IN*         32,275
11. Lake County, IN*         492,104
12. Newton County, IN*         14,014
13. Porter County, IN 17 10.6 0 0.0 160,578
14. Kenosha County, WI*         162,921

Deaths by manner of death, 2007
Suicide 8.7%
Homicide 0.6%
Could not be determined 0.2%
Accidental 90.0%
Natural 0.5%

Place of death, 2007
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 295
Home 371
Public place 74
Other 36
Not documented 20

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 23
Home 38
Public place 11
Other 4
Not documented 0

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2007
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 171 338 509
Cocaine 215 222 437
Alcohol 1 183 184
Benzodiazepines 1 52 53
Antidepressants 1 26 27

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2007
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Antidepressants 4 20 24
Opiates/opioids 3 20 23
Alcohol 3 19 22
Miscellaneous analgesics/combinations 3 13 16
Benzodiazepines 0 13 13

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2007
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 13.5
Female 4.8

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 1.1
21 to 34 10.6
35 to 54 18.7
55 and over 5.4

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related suicide, 2007
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 0.9
Female 0.9

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.2
21 to 34 0.6
35 to 54 1.5
55 and over 1.2

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 998 744 376 65 67 23
Alcohol* 210 166 0 17 19 --
Cocaine 570 414 204 9 5 0
Marijuana 21 18 0 -- 0 0
Stimulants -- -- -- 0 0 0
Club drugs 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens†† -- -- 0 0 0 0
Inhalants -- -- 0 0 -- 0
Antidepressants 28 26 -- 25 19 --
Antipsychotics -- 8 -- 6 8 --
Benzodiazepines 39 49 -- 18 11 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 16 17 0 13 8 --
Opiates/opioids 705 480 162 22 21 --
– Heroin (specified) 59 51 16 0 0 0
– Methadone 56 62 21 -- 4 0
– All other opiates/opioids 624 397 125 19 18 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents -- 0 0 -- -- --
Salicylates/combinations -- -- 0 -- -- --
Misc. analgesics/combinations 7 18 -- 12 15 --
Anticonvulsants 4 4 0 -- -- 0
Muscle relaxants 4 6 0 5 -- 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, 2007 (08/2008 update).

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