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


Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 161
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 11
Population 815,358
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 19.7
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 1.3

Deaths by manner of death, 2009
Suicide 6.4%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 1.2%
Accidental 86.6%
Natural 5.8%

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2009
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 12 98 110
Cocaine 19 48 67
Alcohol 0 46 46
Benzodiazepines 0 39 39
Stimulants 4 19 23

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2009
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 29.0
Female 10.2

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 *
21 to 34 11.0
35 to 54 33.0
55 and over 24.6

Place of death, 2009
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 25
Home 98
Public place 10
Other 28
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility *
Home 8
Public place *
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 181 161 39 21 11 *
Alcohol 38 46 0 5 * *
Cocaine 76 67 19 0 0 *
Marijuana * 5 0 * 0 *
Stimulants 21 23 4 0 0 *
Club drugs * * 0 0 0 *
Hallucinogens * 0 0 0 0 *
Inhalants * 0 0 * * *
Antidepressants 33 18 0 10 6 *
Antipsychotics 7 * 0 * 0 *
Benzodiazepines 38 39 0 4 4 *
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 19 8 0 8 * *
Opiates/opioids 111 110 12 9 4 *
– Heroin (specified) 8 13 0 0 0 *
– Methadone 45 51 7 * * *
– All other opiates/opioids 77 69 5 7 * *
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 0 0 *
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 0 * *
Misc. analgesics/combinations 5 6 * * * *
Anticonvulsants 5 * * 0 0 *
Muscle relaxants 4 * 0 0 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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