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Lake County Unintentional

Drug Overdose Deaths/

The Problem:
 Drug overdose death rates have risen steadily since 1970.
 Fentanyl deaths have increased dramatically in 2016.
 Lake County recorded its highest number of heroin deaths to date at 42.
 Cocaine Deaths have increased dramatically in 2016.
The Purpose:
Implement a
surveillance sys-
tem that serves
to track drug-
How Does Lake County Compare?
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
related deaths
in Lake County. Unintentional Drug
 Provide a -Related Deaths 35 37 36 42 46 42 86
Of Lake County
more timely
Residents
collection and Unintentional
analysis of Drug-Related 15.2 16.1 15.6 18.2 20 18.2 37.6
drug-related Death Rate
deaths.
 Characterize
In 2015, the five states with the highest rates of death due to drug overdose
recent trends
were West Virginia (41.5 per 100,000), New Hampshire (34.3 per 100,000),
in drug related
Kentucky (29.9 per 100,000), Ohio (29.9 per 100,000), and Rhode Island
deaths. (28.2 per 100,000).
 Track new
patterns of Significant increases in drug overdose death rates from 2014 to 2015 were
drug use. primarily seen in the Northeast and South Census Regions. States with sta-
 Assess the
tistically significant increases in drug overdose death rates from 2014 to
2015 included Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Mar-
impact of
yland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York,
prevention
North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Washington,
measures in
and West Virginia.
Lake County.

LAKE COUNTY UNINTENTIONAL DRUG OVERDOSE DEATHS/POISONINGS
2016
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The problem involves both
legal and illegal drugs.
Drug Classes:
Opiate 78
Benzodiazepine 15
Antidepressant 15
Cocaine 21
Ethanol 17
Amphetamine 2
Methamphetamine 5
Barbituate 5
Difluroethane 1
Sedatives 4

LAKE COUNTY UNINTENTIONAL DRUG OVERDOSE DEATHS/POISONINGS
2016
More On 2016
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More on 2016

98% of the 86 drug related deaths in
2016 were Caucasian.

72% of Lake County drug overdose
deaths in 2016 were males and 28%
were females.

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Accidental Drug Deaths Heroin 18 16 17 22 15 24 42

Accidental Drug Deaths Involving Fentanyl 15 59

Accidental Drug Deaths involving Fentanyl 3
Analogues
Cocaine Deaths 4 21

Deaths by Zipcode in Lake County
44095
44094
44092
44081
Total
44077
44060
44057

0 5 10 15 20 25

LAKE COUNTY UNINTENTIONAL DRUG OVERDOSE DEATHS/POISONINGS
2016
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Comparing 2010-2016 Death Rates in Lake County

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016

Accidental Drug Deaths All Drug 15.2 16.1 15.6 18.2 20 18.2 37.6
Classes
Accidental Drug Deaths Involving 7.8 7.0 7.4 9.6 6.5 10.5 18.3
Heroin
Accidental Drug Deaths 14.3 14.3 14.8 16.0 18.3 17.4 25.8
All Opiate
Types (Heroin & Prescription)

*Deaths per 100,000 residents

Resources
Lake County Opiate Taskforce
www.lakecountyopiatetaskforce.org
Lake County General Health District Project DAWN
http://www.lcghd.org/
Lake County Drug Collection and Disposal Program
https://www.lcghd.org/pharmaceutical
Lake County Coroner’s Office
(440) 350-2789

For more information, please contact:
Lake County General Health District 440.350.2543
Lake County Coroner 440.350.2789