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Indianapolis-Carmel, IN

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 121
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 17
Metro area population, 2007 1,695,037
Population covered by DAWN 1,012,755
Percent of population covered by DAWN 60%

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 (2) 121 11.9 17 1.7 1,012,755
1. Boone County, IN*         54,137
2. Brown County, IN*         14,670
3. Hamilton County, IN*         261,661
4. Hancock County, IN*         66,305
5. Hendricks County, IN*         134,558
6. Johnson County, IN 16 11.8 2 1.5 135,951
7. Marion County, IN 105 12.0 15 1.7 876,804
8. Morgan County, IN*         69,874
9. Putnam County, IN*         37,014
10. Shelby County, IN*         44,063

Deaths by manner of death, 2007
Suicide 12.3%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 34.1%
Accidental 50.7%
Natural 2.9%

Place of death, 2007
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 33
Home 69
Public place --
Other 18
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 7
Home 9
Public place 0
Other --
Not documented 0

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2007
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 7 96 103
Benzodiazepines 0 56 56
Cocaine 5 29 34
Alcohol 0 29 29
Marijuana 0 24 24

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2007
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 1 8 9
Benzodiazepines 0 6 6
Alcohol 0 4 4

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2007
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 15.2
Female 8.9

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 1.6
21 to 34 26.5
35 to 54 16.4
55 and over 7.2

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related suicide, 2007
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 1.6
Female 1.7

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.7
21 to 34 3.1
35 to 54 2.3
55 and over 1.0

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 113 121 13 8 17 --
Alcohol* 27 29 0 -- 4 --
Cocaine 35 34 5 0 -- --
Marijuana 15 24 0 -- -- --
Stimulants -- -- 0 0 0 --
Club drugs 0 0 0 0 0 --
Hallucinogens†† -- -- 0 0 0 --
Inhalants 0 -- 0 0 0 --
Antidepressants 7 17 0 4 -- --
Antipsychotics -- 0 0 -- -- --
Benzodiazepines 48 56 0 4 6 --
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 5 -- 0 -- -- --
Opiates/opioids 87 103 7 4 9 --
– Heroin (specified) 10 8 0 0 0 --
– Methadone 27 32 -- 0 0 --
– All other opiates/opioids 73 87 5 4 9 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 -- 0 0 -- --
Salicylates/combinations -- -- 0 0 -- --
Misc. analgesics/combinations 9 7 -- -- -- --
Anticonvulsants 0 -- 0 -- -- --
Muscle relaxants -- -- 0 0 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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