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Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 101
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 23
Metro area population, 2007 1,233,735
Population covered by DAWN 746,074
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) 101 13.5 23 3.1 746,074
1. Clark County, IN*         105,035
2. Floyd County, IN*         73,064
3. Harrison County, IN 1 2.7 0 0.0 36,810
4. Washington County, IN*         27,920
5. Bullitt County, KY*         73,931
6. Henry County, KY*         15,711
7. Jefferson County, KY 100 14.1 23 3.2 709,264
8. Meade County, KY*         27,270
9. Nelson County, KY*         42,517
10. Oldham County, KY*         55,935
11. Shelby County, KY*         40,458
12. Spencer County, KY*         16,837
13. Trimble County, KY*         8,983

Deaths by manner of death, 2007
Suicide 18.5%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 2.4%
Accidental 79.0%
Natural 0.0%

Place of death, 2007
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 26
Home 58
Public place 7
Other 10
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility --
Home 18
Public place --
Other --
Not documented 0

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2007
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 8 69 77
Benzodiazepines 0 30 30
Antidepressants 0 28 28
Alcohol 0 24 24
Cocaine 2 19 21

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2007
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 0 16 16
Antidepressants 0 9 9
Alcohol 0 7 7
Miscellaneous analgesics/combinations 0 6 6
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 1 4 5

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2007
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 18.1
Female 9.3

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 1.9
21 to 34 26.8
35 to 54 23.3
55 and over 5.3

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related suicide, 2007
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 3.3
Female 2.8

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.5
21 to 34 2.3
35 to 54 4.5
55 and over 4.8

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 71 100 13 7 23 --
Alcohol* 24 24 0 -- 7 --
Cocaine 18 21 -- 0 -- --
Marijuana 0 -- 0 0 0 --
Stimulants -- -- 0 0 0 --
Club drugs 0 0 0 0 0 --
Hallucinogens†† 0 0 0 0 0 --
Inhalants -- -- 0 0 0 --
Antidepressants 18 28 0 4 9 --
Antipsychotics 4 -- 0 0 -- --
Benzodiazepines 18 30 0 -- 5 --
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 12 20 0 -- 5 --
Opiates/opioids 58 76 8 4 16 --
– Heroin (specified) 0 0 0 0 0 --
– Methadone 28 37 4 0 -- --
– All other opiates/opioids 38 49 4 4 15 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 0 0 --
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 -- 0 --
Misc. analgesics/combinations 12 11 0 -- 6 --
Anticonvulsants 0 -- 0 0 0 --
Muscle relaxants -- 6 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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