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San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA


Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 320
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 60
Metro area population, 2009 4,317,853
Population covered by DAWN 2,826,371
Percent of population covered by DAWN 65%

Metro area overview: Deaths and population by county, 2009
County Drug-related Drug-related suicide Population
Deaths Rate Deaths Rate
Area did not participate in DAWN this year.
Total participating (4) 320 11.3 60 2.1 2,826,371
1. Alameda County, CA - - - - 1,491,482
2. Contra Costa County, CA 80 7.7 14 1.3 1,041,274
3. Marin County, CA 33 13.2 12 4.8 250,750
4. San Francisco County, CA 161 19.7 11 1.3 815,358
5. San Mateo County, CA 46 6.4 23 3.2 718,989

Deaths by manner of death, 2009
Suicide 15.8%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 4.2%
Accidental 71.1%
Natural 8.9%

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2009
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 33 179 212
Cocaine 26 61 87
Alcohol 0 77 77
Stimulants 23 45 68
Benzodiazepines 0 67 67

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2009
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 0 33 33
Antidepressants 2 30 32
Alcohol 0 20 20
Benzodiazepines 0 17 17
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 2 14 16

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2009
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 15.0
Female 7.6

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.9
21 to 34 8.4
35 to 54 19.5
55 and over 13.6

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related suicide, 2009
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 1.7
Female 2.5

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.0
21 to 34 2.3
35 to 54 3.1
55 and over 2.8

Place of death, 2009
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 64
Home 194
Public place 22
Other 40
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 4
Home 45
Public place 4
Other 7
Not documented 0

Drug-related deaths by drug category, 2008-2009
Drug category Drug-related Drug-related suicide
Deaths, 2008 Deaths, 2009 Single-drug deaths, 2009 Deaths, 2008 Deaths, 2009 Single-drug deaths, 2009
NOTES: Alcohol row includes alcohol in combination with other drugs (all ages) and alcohol alone in decedents under age 21. Club drugs row includes MDMA (Ecstasy), GHB, flunitrazepam (Rohypnol), and ketamine. Hallucinogens row includes PCP, LSD, and miscellaneous hallucinogens.
ALL DRUGS 359 320 91 67 60 7
Alcohol 77 77 0 12 20 0
Cocaine 103 87 26 * * 0
Marijuana * 6 0 * 0 0
Stimulants 65 68 23 * * 0
Club drugs * * 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens * 0 0 0 0 0
Inhalants 5 * 0 * * 0
Antidepressants 66 50 4 30 32 *
Antipsychotics 15 12 * 4 8 0
Benzodiazepines 68 67 0 11 17 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 35 18 0 18 16 *
Opiates/opioids 221 212 33 40 33 0
– Heroin (specified) 15 24 * 0 * 0
– Methadone 83 81 12 7 4 0
– All other opiates/opioids 164 149 20 36 30 0
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents * * 0 0 0 0
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 0 * 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations 14 17 * 6 14 *
Anticonvulsants 14 13 * * * 0
Muscle relaxants 19 16 0 * 4 0

End Notes

1. Drug-related deaths exclude suicides.
2. All death rates are per 100,000 population.
3. An asterisk (*) signifies that a small number of deaths was suppressed to protect privacy.
4. A dash (-) represents a blank cell.
SOURCE: Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, SAMHSA, Drug Abuse Warning Network, 2009.

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