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Kansas City, MO-KS

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 112
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 23
Metro area population, 2007 1,985,429
Population covered by DAWN 1,060,856
Percent of population covered by DAWN 53%

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 (4) 112 10.6 23 2.2 1,060,856
1. Franklin County, KS*         26,479
2. Johnson County, KS*         526,319
3. Leavenworth County, KS*         73,603
4. Linn County, KS*         9,767
5. Miami County, KS*         31,078
6. Wyandotte County, KS*         153,956
7. Bates County, MO*         17,034
8. Caldwell County, MO*         9,284
9. Cass County, MO 9 9.3 0 0.0 97,133
10. Clay County, MO 21 9.9 4 1.9 211,952
11. Clinton County, MO*         20,894
12. Jackson County, MO 72 10.8 19 2.8 666,890
13. Lafayette County, MO*         32,677
14. Platte County, MO 10 11.8 0 0.0 84,881
15. Ray County, MO*         23,482

Deaths by manner of death, 2007
Suicide 17.0%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 0.7%
Accidental 81.5%
Natural 0.7%

Place of death, 2007
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 32
Home 66
Public place 0
Other 14
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 4
Home 15
Public place 0
Other 4
Not documented 0

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2007
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 9 57 66
Alcohol 5 29 34
Cocaine 10 22 32
Benzodiazepines 0 29 29
Antidepressants 0 19 19

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2007
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Benzodiazepines 0 10 10
Opiates/opioids 2 6 8
Alcohol 0 6 6
Antidepressants 1 4 5
Marijuana 0 4 4

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2007
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 13.5
Female 7.7

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 2.3
21 to 34 12.3
35 to 54 21.8
55 and over 5.0

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related suicide, 2007
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 2.1
Female 2.2

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.3
21 to 34 1.5
35 to 54 4.4
55 and over 2.1

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 87 112 28 23 23 4
Alcohol* 22 34 5 7 6 0
Cocaine 40 32 10 -- -- 0
Marijuana 20 19 0 6 4 0
Stimulants 4 8 4 -- -- --
Club drugs 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens†† -- -- 0 0 0 0
Inhalants -- 0 0 0 0 0
Antidepressants 16 19 0 6 5 --
Antipsychotics 0 0 0 -- -- 0
Benzodiazepines 24 29 0 6 10 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 13 -- 0 -- -- 0
Opiates/opioids 43 66 9 10 8 --
– Heroin (specified) 0 -- 0 0 0 0
– Methadone 13 23 6 -- -- 0
– All other opiates/opioids 32 44 -- 8 7 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents -- -- 0 0 -- 0
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 0 0 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations 7 6 0 4 -- 0
Anticonvulsants -- -- 0 -- -- 0
Muscle relaxants 4 5 0 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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