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San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 262
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 44
Metro area population, 2008 1,770,460
Population covered by DAWN 1,770,460
Percent of population covered by DAWN 100%

Metro area overview: Deaths and population by county, 2008
Metro area component Drug-related Drug-related suicide Population
Deaths Rate Deaths Rate
Total participating (3) 262 14.8 44 2.5 1,770,460
1. Marin County, CA 30 12.1 11 4.4 248,794
2. San Francisco County, CA 181 22.4 21 2.6 808,976
3. San Mateo County, CA 51 7.2 12 1.7 712,690

Deaths by manner of death, 2008
Suicide 14.4%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 7.5%
Accidental 69.3%
Natural 8.8%

Place of death, 2008
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 44
Home 175
Public place 18
Other 25
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 5
Home 35
Public place --
Other --
Not documented 0

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2008
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 17 142 159
Cocaine 24 62 86
Benzodiazepines 0 59 59
Antidepressants 2 51 53
Alcohol 0 52 52

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2008
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 3 22 25
Antidepressants 2 18 20
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 2 12 14
Alcohol 0 10 10
Benzodiazepines 0 10 10

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2008
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 20.2
Female 9.3

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.3
21 to 34 8.2
35 to 54 25.2
55 and over 17.8

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related suicide, 2008
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 3.4
Female 1.6

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.0
21 to 34 1.9
35 to 54 2.4
55 and over 5.0

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 301 262 56 73 44 11
Alcohol* 98 52 0 23 10 0
Cocaine 152 86 24 17 0 0
Marijuana 8 -- 0 -- -- 0
Stimulants 57 39 8 6 0 0
Club drugs 8 -- -- -- 0 0
Hallucinogens†† -- -- -- -- 0 0
Inhalants -- -- 0 -- -- --
Antidepressants 65 53 -- 22 20 --
Antipsychotics 21 14 0 10 4 0
Benzodiazepines 51 59 0 15 10 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 57 30 -- 19 14 --
Opiates/opioids 187 159 17 31 25 --
– Heroin (specified) 12 12 -- 0 0 0
– Methadone 63 60 8 5 6 --
– All other opiates/opioids 153 119 8 29 22 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents -- -- 0 0 0 0
Salicylates/combinations -- 0 0 -- 0 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations 21 14 0 14 -- 0
Anticonvulsants 20 12 0 -- -- 0
Muscle relaxants 14 12 0 -- -- 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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