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San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA: Contra Costa County, CA

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 97
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 23
Population 1,029,703
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 9.4
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 2.2

Deaths by manner of death, 2008
Suicide 19.2%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 2.5%
Accidental 74.2%
Natural 4.2%

Place of death, 2008
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 25
Home 57
Public place 11
Other 4
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 4
Home 16
Public place --
Other 0
Not documented 0

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2008
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 20 42 62
Stimulants 12 14 26
Alcohol 0 25 25
Cocaine 5 12 17
Antidepressants 0 13 13

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2008
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 12.2
Female 6.7

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.7
21 to 34 8.2
35 to 54 19.6
55 and over 8.0

Drug-related deaths by drug category, 2007-2008
Drug category Drug-related Drug-related suicide
Deaths, 2007 Deaths, 2008 Single-drug deaths, 2008 Deaths, 2007 Deaths, 2008 Single-drug deaths, 2008
* 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 82 97 42 19 23 10
Alcohol* 12 25 0 5 -- 0
Cocaine 17 17 5 -- -- 0
Marijuana 0 0 0 0 0 0
Stimulants 22 26 12 0 -- 0
Club drugs -- 0 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens†† 0 0 0 0 0 0
Inhalants 0 -- -- 0 -- --
Antidepressants 14 13 0 6 10 --
Antipsychotics 0 -- 0 0 0 0
Benzodiazepines 6 9 0 -- -- 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 5 5 -- -- 4 --
Opiates/opioids 44 62 20 6 15 --
– Heroin (specified) 7 -- -- 0 0 0
– Methadone 16 23 9 -- -- 0
– All other opiates/opioids 27 45 10 4 14 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 0 0 0
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 0 0 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations -- 0 0 -- -- --
Anticonvulsants -- -- 0 0 -- 0
Muscle relaxants 4 7 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, 2008 (08/2009 update).

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