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Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA: Snohomish County, WA

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 114
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 10
Population 683,655
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 16.7
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 1.5

Deaths by manner of death, 2008
Suicide 8.1%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 3.2%
Accidental 88.7%
Natural 0.0%

Place of death, 2008
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 23
Home 76
Public place 7
Other 8
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility --
Home 9
Public place 0
Other 0
Not documented 0

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2008
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 8 87 95
Antidepressants 0 38 38
Benzodiazepines 0 29 29
Alcohol 0 28 28
Cocaine 5 17 22

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2008
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 22.2
Female 11.1

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 3.6
21 to 34 16.3
35 to 54 30.7
55 and over 13.9

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 73 114 20 11 10 --
Alcohol* 17 28 0 -- -- --
Cocaine 21 22 5 0 0 --
Marijuana 0 0 0 0 0 --
Stimulants 8 9 5 0 0 --
Club drugs -- 0 0 0 0 --
Hallucinogens†† 0 0 0 0 0 --
Inhalants 0 0 0 -- 0 --
Antidepressants 27 38 0 6 7 --
Antipsychotics 8 6 -- -- -- --
Benzodiazepines 20 29 0 -- 6 --
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 12 15 0 4 -- --
Opiates/opioids 58 95 8 6 6 --
– Heroin (specified) 0 -- 0 0 0 --
– Methadone 29 37 -- -- 0 --
– All other opiates/opioids 35 69 5 5 6 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 -- 0 0 -- --
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 -- 0 --
Misc. analgesics/combinations 10 10 0 -- 4 --
Anticonvulsants 4 7 0 -- -- --
Muscle relaxants 8 11 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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