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Salem, OR


Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 57
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 16
Metro area population, 2009 396,103
Population covered by DAWN 396,103
Percent of population covered by DAWN 100%

Metro area overview: Deaths and population by county, 2009
County Drug-related Drug-related suicide Population
Deaths Rate Deaths Rate
Total participating (2) 57 14.4 16 4.0 396,103
1. Marion County, OR 43 13.5 15 4.7 317,981
2. Polk County, OR 14 17.9 1 1.3 78,122

Deaths by manner of death, 2009
Suicide 21.9%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 12.3%
Accidental 58.9%
Natural 6.8%

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2009
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 15 27 42
Alcohol 2 21 23
Antidepressants 1 7 8
Benzodiazepines 0 8 8
Stimulants 2 3 5

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2009
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 0 9 9
Benzodiazepines 0 7 7
Antidepressants 0 5 5

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2009
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 18.1
Female 10.7

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 3.3
21 to 34 14.6
35 to 54 29.5
55 and over 12.2

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related suicide, 2009
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 6.0
Female 2.0

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.0
21 to 34 *
35 to 54 8.9
55 and over 5.1

Place of death, 2009
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 10
Home 32
Public place 0
Other 15
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility *
Home 6
Public place 0
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 41 57 23 * 16 4
Alcohol 11 23 * * * 0
Cocaine * 0 0 * 0 0
Marijuana 11 * 0 * * 0
Stimulants 13 5 * * * *
Club drugs 0 0 0 * 0 0
Hallucinogens 0 * 0 * 0 0
Inhalants 0 * 0 * * *
Antidepressants 13 8 * * 5 0
Antipsychotics * * 0 * * 0
Benzodiazepines 17 8 0 * 7 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 4 * 0 * * 0
Opiates/opioids 36 42 15 * 9 0
– Heroin (specified) 14 11 6 * 0 0
– Methadone 19 12 4 * * 0
– All other opiates/opioids 16 25 5 * 8 0
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents * * 0 * * 0
Salicylates/combinations 0 * 0 * * 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations * * 0 * 0 0
Anticonvulsants * 0 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.