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

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 181
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 21
Population 808,976
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 22.4
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 2.6

Deaths by manner of death, 2008
Suicide 10.4%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 3.0%
Accidental 79.2%
Natural 7.4%

Place of death, 2008
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 28
Home 122
Public place 16
Other 15
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility --
Home 18
Public place 0
Other --
Not documented 0

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2008
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 12 99 111
Cocaine 22 54 76
Alcohol 0 38 38
Benzodiazepines 0 38 38
Antidepressants 0 33 33

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2008
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 30.3
Female 14.1

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.7
21 to 34 12.7
35 to 54 36.1
55 and over 25.5

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 230 181 42 50 21 5
Alcohol* 81 38 0 17 5 0
Cocaine 137 76 22 15 0 0
Marijuana 7 -- 0 -- -- 0
Stimulants 48 21 5 6 0 0
Club drugs 7 -- 0 -- 0 0
Hallucinogens†† -- -- -- -- 0 0
Inhalants -- -- 0 -- -- --
Antidepressants 43 33 0 14 10 --
Antipsychotics 12 7 0 9 -- 0
Benzodiazepines 33 38 0 10 4 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 46 19 0 12 8 0
Opiates/opioids 136 111 12 16 9 0
– Heroin (specified) 8 8 -- 0 0 0
– Methadone 51 45 7 0 -- 0
– All other opiates/opioids 112 77 4 16 7 0
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents -- 0 0 0 0 0
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 -- 0 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations 8 5 0 8 -- 0
Anticonvulsants 11 5 0 -- 0 0
Muscle relaxants 8 4 0 0 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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