State of Connecticut

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Tyler Kleykamp
Description
A listing of each accidental death associated with drug overdose in Connecticut from 2012 to 2018. A "Y" value under the different substance columns indicates that particular substance was detected. Data are derived from an investigation by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner which includes the toxicity report, death certificate, as well as a scene investigation. The “Morphine (Not Heroin)” values are related to the differences between how Morphine and Heroin are metabolized and therefor detected in the toxicity results. Heroin metabolizes to 6-MAM which then metabolizes to morphine. 6-MAM is unique to heroin, and has a short half-life (as does heroin itself). Thus, in some heroin deaths, the toxicity results will not indicate whether the morphine is from heroin or prescription morphine. In these cases the Medical Examiner may be able to determine the cause based on the scene investigation (such as finding heroin needles). If they find prescription morphine at the scene it is certified as “Morphine (not heroin).” Therefor, the Cause of Death may indicate Morphine, but the Heroin or Morphine (Not Heroin) may not be indicated. “Any Opioid” – If the Medical Examiner cannot conclude whether it’s RX Morphine or heroin based morphine in the toxicity results, that column may be checked
Category
Health and Human Services
Tags
death, drug, overdose, heroin, opioid, substance abuse
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Data Provided By
Office of the Chief Medical Examiner
Source Link
http://www.ct.gov/ocme
License
Public Domain
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ID
id
Date
date
DateType
datetype
Age
age
Sex
sex
Race
race
ResidenceCity
residencecity
ResidenceCounty
residencecounty
ResidenceState
residencestate
DeathCity
deathcity
DeathCounty
deathcounty
Location
location
LocationifOther
locationifother
DescriptionofInjury
descriptionofinjury
InjuryPlace
injuryplace
InjuryCity
injurycity
InjuryCounty
injurycounty
InjuryState
injurystate
COD
cod
OtherSignifican
othersignifican
Heroin
heroin
Cocaine
cocaine
Fentanyl
fentanyl
FentanylAnalogue
fentanylanalogue
Oxycodone
oxycodone
Oxymorphone
oxymorphone
Ethanol
ethanol
Hydrocodone
hydrocodone
Benzodiazepine
benzodiazepine
Methadone
methadone
Amphet
amphet
Tramad
tramad
Morphine_NotHeroin
morphine_notheroin
Hydromorphone
hydromorphone
Other
other
OpiateNOS
opiatenos
AnyOpioid
anyopioid
MannerofDeath
mannerofdeath
DeathCityGeo
deathcitygeo
ResidenceCityGeo
residencecitygeo
InjuryCityGeo
injurycitygeo
Town Index
:@computed_region_m4y2_whse

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