Accidental Drug Related Deaths in Connecticut

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This dataset contains the list of each accidental death associated with a drug overdose in the state of Connecticut from 2012 to 2017. Deaths are grouped by age, race, ethnicity, and gender and by the types of drugs detected post-death.


Accidental Drug Related Deaths reports totals and subtotals of deaths attributable to accidental drug overdoses by place of death as reported by the Connecticut Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. Individual deaths are categorized according to the presence of specific substances and also according to the presence of an opioid substance.

The “Morphine (Not Heroin)” values are related to the differences between how Morphine and Heroin are metabolized and , therefore, 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).” Therefore, 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.

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John Snow Labs; Office of the Chief Medical Examiner;

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Accidental Drug, Accidental Deaths, Accidental Drug Related Deaths, Drug Overdose, Substance Abuse, Morphine and Heroin, Accidental Drug Overdose

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Deaths Due to Drugs, Connecticut Accidental Deaths, Accidental Drug Overdose

Case_NumberUnique case number for the record.string-
DateDate of death due to drug
GenderGender of the person used drugs.string-
RaceRace of the person used drugs.string-
AgeAge of the person used drugs.integerlevel : Ratio
CityCity of the Residencestring-
State_AbbreviationState of the Residencestring-
CountyCounty of the Residencestring-
Death_CityCity where death occurredstring-
Death_CountyCounty where death occurredstring-
LocationLocation where death occurredstring-
Description_of_InjuryDetail description of the accidental injurystring-
Injury_PlacePlace of injurystring-
Immediate_CauseImmediate cause of deathstring-
Is_HeroinWas death occurred due to use of heroinboolean-
Is_CocaineWas death occurred due to use of cocaineboolean-
FentanylWas death occurred due to use of fentanylstring-
Is_OxycodoneWas death occurred due to use of oxycodoneboolean-
Is_OxymorphoneWas death occurred due to use of oxymorphoneboolean-
Is_EtOHWas death occurred due to use of EtOH. ETOH is an acronym for the term ethyl alcohol (ET-hyl alc-OH-ol)boolean-
Is_HydrocodoneWas death occurred due to use of hydrocodoneboolean-
Is_BenzodiazepineWas death occurred due to use of benzodiazepineboolean-
Is_MethadoneWas death occurred due to use of methadoneboolean-
Is_AmphetamineWas death occurred due to use of amphetboolean-
Is_TramadolWas death occurred due to use of tramadboolean-
MorphineUse of Morphine (not heroin)string-
OtherAny other drug used.string-
Is_Any_OpioidAny other opioid used.boolean-
Manner_of_DeathManner of death (Accident, Natural, Pending)string-
Is_Amended_Manner_of_DeathWas there any amendment in the manner of deathboolean-
LatitudeLatitude location where death occurrednumber-
LongitudeLongitude location where death occurrednumber-
MaleWhite28ResidenceAcute 2-Aminoindane/2-Indanamine Toxicity41.544654-72.651713
14-98762014-06-28Acute fent, hydrocod, benzodiazepineYtruetrueAccident41.544654-72.651713
2014-03-07MaleWhite24GROTONOtherHotel or MotelHeroin IntoxicationtrueAccident41.343693-72.07877
2013-06-01MaleWhite50MERIDENNEW HAVENOtherOtherAcute Heroin ToxicitytrueAccident41.537589-72.8011
2014-05-22MaleWhite55DANBURYFAIRFIELDOtherOtherHeroin IntoxicationtrueAccident41.393666-73.451539
2014-12-27MaleWhite39THOMASTONTHOMASTONLITCHFIELDResidencefen hertrueYAccident41.674124-73.073189
UnknownRuptured Aneurysm of right Iliac Artery with HemoperitoneumtrueAccident41.544654-72.651713
2015-05-26FemaleWhite38WATERBURYCTNEW HAVENWATERBURYHospitalCocainetrueAccident41.554261-73.043069