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


Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 80
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 14
Population 1,041,274
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 7.7
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 1.3

Deaths by manner of death, 2009
Suicide 14.9%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 1.1%
Accidental 79.8%
Natural 4.3%

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2009
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 13 34 47
Stimulants 18 11 29
Antidepressants 4 11 15
Benzodiazepines 0 14 14
Alcohol 0 11 11

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2009
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 8.0
Female 7.4

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 *
21 to 34 5.2
35 to 54 14.8
55 and over 9.2


Place of death, 2009
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 18
Home 49
Public place 9
Other 4
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility *
Home 13
Public place 0
Other 0
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 97 80 39 23 14 *
Alcohol 25 11 0 * 6 *
Cocaine 17 7 * * 0 *
Marijuana 0 0 0 0 0 *
Stimulants 26 29 18 * * *
Club drugs 0 0 0 0 0 *
Hallucinogens 0 0 0 0 0 *
Inhalants * 0 0 * 0 *
Antidepressants 13 15 4 10 7 *
Antipsychotics * * * 0 * *
Benzodiazepines 9 14 0 * * *
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 5 * 0 4 5 *
Opiates/opioids 62 47 13 15 7 *
– Heroin (specified) * * 0 0 0 *
– Methadone 23 16 4 * 0 *
– All other opiates/opioids 45 37 9 14 7 *
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 0 0 *
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 0 0 *
Misc. analgesics/combinations 0 * 0 * * *
Anticonvulsants * * 0 * 0 *
Muscle relaxants 7 6 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.
SOURCE: Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, SAMHSA, Drug Abuse Warning Network, 2009.

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