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Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 577
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 80
Metro area population, 2007 5,628,101
Population covered by DAWN 3,935,855
Percent of population covered by DAWN 70%

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 (1) 577 14.7 80 2.0 3,935,855
1. Austin County, TX*         26,610
2. Brazoria County, TX*         294,233
3. Chambers County, TX*         28,771
4. Fort Bend County, TX*         509,822
5. Galveston County, TX*         283,987
6. Harris County, TX 577 14.7 80 2.0 3,935,855
7. Liberty County, TX*         75,434
8. Montgomery County, TX*         412,638
9. San Jacinto County, TX*         24,818
10. Waller County, TX*         35,933

Deaths by manner of death, 2007
Suicide 12.2%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 0.0%
Accidental 83.0%
Natural 4.9%

Place of death, 2007
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 217
Home 276
Public place 24
Other 60
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 23
Home 52
Public place 0
Other 5
Not documented 0

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2007
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 23 301 324
Cocaine 144 131 275
Benzodiazepines 0 251 251
Muscle relaxants 0 132 132
Alcohol 1 114 115

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2007
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 5 33 38
Benzodiazepines 2 32 34
Antidepressants 2 20 22
Miscellaneous analgesics/combinations 1 18 19
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 2 17 19

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2007
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 19.0
Female 10.3

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 1.6
21 to 34 18.4
35 to 54 27.8
55 and over 12.4

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related suicide, 2007
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 2.0
Female 2.0

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.4
21 to 34 2.1
35 to 54 3.6
55 and over 2.4

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 443 577 194 54 80 23
Alcohol* 116 115 -- 15 18 0
Cocaine 240 275 144 5 8 --
Marijuana -- 0 0 0 0 0
Stimulants 18 13 4 0 -- --
Club drugs 6 7 0 0 -- 0
Hallucinogens†† 6 7 -- 0 -- 0
Inhalants -- -- -- 0 0 0
Antidepressants 27 46 0 14 22 --
Antipsychotics 8 13 -- 7 11 --
Benzodiazepines 141 251 0 30 34 --
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 35 42 0 14 19 --
Opiates/opioids 231 324 23 28 38 5
– Heroin (specified) 29 30 4 0 0 0
– Methadone 52 62 9 -- 4 --
– All other opiates/opioids 177 267 10 27 35 4
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 -- 0 -- -- 0
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 -- 4 --
Misc. analgesics/combinations 23 24 -- 10 19 --
Anticonvulsants 8 10 0 -- -- 0
Muscle relaxants 77 132 0 17 16 --

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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