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Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 186
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 24
Metro area population, 2007 3,208,212
Population covered by DAWN 2,644,536
Percent of population covered by DAWN 82%

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) 186 7.0 24 0.9 2,644,536
1. Anoka County, MN*         326,252
2. Carver County, MN 2 2.3 0 0.0 88,459
3. Chisago County, MN 2 4.0 1 2.0 50,128
4. Dakota County, MN 14 3.6 1 0.3 390,478
5. Hennepin County, MN 97 8.5 9 0.8 1,136,599
6. Isanti County, MN*         38,921
7. Ramsey County, MN 56 11.2 6 1.2 499,891
8. Scott County, MN 3 2.4 1 0.8 126,642
9. Sherburne County, MN 3 3.5 0 0.0 86,287
10. Washington County, MN 8 3.5 5 2.2 226,475
11. Wright County, MN*         117,372
12. Pierce County, WI 1 2.5 1 2.5 39,577
13. St. Croix County, WI*         81,131

Deaths by manner of death, 2007
Suicide 11.4%
Homicide 0.5%
Could not be determined 13.3%
Accidental 70.5%
Natural 4.3%

Place of death, 2007
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 33
Home 117
Public place 5
Other 31
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 4
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 37 94 131
Cocaine 16 49 65
Alcohol 1 61 62
Antidepressants 2 14 16
Benzodiazepines 0 15 15

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2007
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 1 9 10
Antidepressants 2 6 8
Alcohol 0 7 7
Miscellaneous analgesics/combinations 1 4 5
Benzodiazepines 0 5 5

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2007
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 10.1
Female 4.1

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 1.4
21 to 34 6.1
35 to 54 12.4
55 and over 7.6

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related suicide, 2007
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 1.0
Female 0.8

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.0
21 to 34 0.8
35 to 54 1.9
55 and over 0.7

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 181 186 71 47 24 7
Alcohol* 57 62 -- 15 7 0
Cocaine 59 65 16 5 -- 0
Marijuana -- 10 -- -- 0 0
Stimulants 12 10 -- -- -- 0
Club drugs -- 0 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens†† 0 0 0 0 0 0
Inhalants 0 0 0 0 -- --
Antidepressants 15 16 -- 12 8 --
Antipsychotics -- -- 0 8 -- --
Benzodiazepines 25 15 0 6 5 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 4 6 0 9 4 0
Opiates/opioids 115 131 37 14 10 --
– Heroin (specified) 12 5 0 0 0 0
– Methadone 37 43 15 4 -- 0
– All other opiates/opioids 82 95 22 13 9 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents -- 5 0 0 0 0
Salicylates/combinations -- -- 0 -- 0 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations 9 14 7 10 5 --
Anticonvulsants 0 -- 0 -- -- 0
Muscle relaxants 0 5 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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