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Salem, OR

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 41
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 3
Metro area population, 2008 391,680
Population covered by DAWN 391,680
Percent of population covered by DAWN 100%

Metro area overview: Deaths and population by county, 2008
Counties Drug-related Drug-related suicide Population
Deaths Rate Deaths Rate
Total participating (2) 41 10.5 3 0.8 391,680
1. Marion County, OR 33 10.5 3 1.0 314,606
2. Polk County, OR 8 10.4 0 0.0 77,074

Deaths by manner of death, 2008
Suicide 6.8%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 15.9%
Accidental 75.0%
Natural 2.3%

Place of death, 2008
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 11
Home 17
Public place --
Other 12
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 0
Home --
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 2 34 36
Benzodiazepines 0 17 17
Stimulants 0 13 13
Antidepressants 0 13 13
Alcohol 0 11 11

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2008
No single drug had 4 or more deaths.


Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2008
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 13.7
Female 7.2

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 1.7
21 to 34 8.9
35 to 54 26.4
55 and over 5.3

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related suicide, 2008
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 1.5
Female 0.0

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.0
21 to 34 0.0
35 to 54 2.0
55 and over 1.1

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 35 41 -- 14 -- 0
Alcohol* 13 11 -- 6 --  
Cocaine -- -- -- 0 --  
Marijuana -- 11 -- -- --  
Stimulants 8 13 -- -- --  
Club drugs 0 0 -- 0 --  
Hallucinogens†† 0 0 -- 0 --  
Inhalants -- 0 -- 0 --  
Antidepressants 12 13 -- 4 --  
Antipsychotics -- -- -- -- --  
Benzodiazepines 8 17 -- -- --  
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics -- 4 -- 0 --  
Opiates/opioids 30 36 -- 6 --  
– Heroin (specified) 12 14 -- 0 --  
– Methadone 13 19 -- -- --  
– All other opiates/opioids 8 16 -- 5 --  
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 -- -- 0 --  
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 -- 0 --  
Misc. analgesics/combinations -- -- -- 0 --  
Anticonvulsants 0 -- -- 0 --  
Muscle relaxants 5 4 -- -- --  

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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