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Tulsa, OK

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 188
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 22
Metro area population, 2007 905,755
Population covered by DAWN 905,755
Percent of population covered by DAWN 100%

Metro area overview: Deaths and population by county, 2007
Metro area component Drug-related Drug-related suicide Population
Deaths Rate Deaths Rate
Total participating (7) 188 20.8 22 2.4 905,755
1. Creek County, OK 13 18.8 0 0.0 69,073
2. Okmulgee County, OK 4 10.2 2 5.1 39,300
3. Osage County, OK 4 8.8 1 2.2 45,523
4. Pawnee County, OK 2 12.2 0 0.0 16,447
5. Rogers County, OK 9 10.8 2 2.4 83,105
6. Tulsa County, OK 142 24.3 17 2.9 585,068
7. Wagoner County, OK 14 20.8 0 0.0 67,239

Deaths by manner of death, 2007
Suicide 10.5%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 7.1%
Accidental 82.4%
Natural 0.0%

Place of death, 2007
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 52
Home 119
Public place 10
Other 7
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 6
Home 14
Public place --
Other 0
Not documented 0

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2007
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 29 126 155
Benzodiazepines 0 95 95
Antidepressants 0 33 33
Cocaine 9 18 27
Alcohol 0 23 23

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2007
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 1 13 14
Benzodiazepines 0 10 10
Miscellaneous analgesics/combinations 2 5 7
Antidepressants 0 7 7
Alcohol 0 6 6

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2007
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 25.8
Female 15.9

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 3.7
21 to 34 37.2
35 to 54 38.0
55 and over 8.4

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related suicide, 2007
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 2.0
Female 2.8

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.4
21 to 34 1.8
35 to 54 6.3
55 and over 0.9

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 120 188 47 13 22 --
Alcohol* 23 23 0 -- 6 --
Cocaine 11 27 9 0 0 --
Marijuana 0 0 0 0 0 --
Stimulants 8 18 6 0 -- --
Club drugs 0 -- 0 0 0 --
Hallucinogens†† 0 0 0 0 0 --
Inhalants 0 -- -- 0 0 --
Antidepressants 18 33 0 8 7 --
Antipsychotics 4 4 0 -- -- --
Benzodiazepines 59 95 0 5 10 --
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 12 9 0 -- 4 --
Opiates/opioids 104 155 29 6 14 --
– Heroin (specified) -- 0 0 0 0 --
– Methadone 50 73 19 -- -- --
– All other opiates/opioids 65 100 10 5 14 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents -- -- 0 0 0 --
Salicylates/combinations 0 -- 0 0 -- --
Misc. analgesics/combinations 14 12 -- -- 7 --
Anticonvulsants -- -- 0 -- -- --
Muscle relaxants 18 18 0 0 4 --

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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