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


Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 104
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 13
Population 694,571
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 15.0
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 1.9

Deaths by manner of death, 2009
Suicide 11.1%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 0.9%
Accidental 88.0%
Natural 0.0%

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2009
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 11 76 87
Benzodiazepines 0 30 30
Antidepressants 0 28 28
Cocaine 7 17 24
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 0 15 15

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2009
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 15.5
Female 14.4

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 *
21 to 34 17.2
35 to 54 28.2
55 and over 11.5

Place of death, 2009
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 10
Home 78
Public place 4
Other 12
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility *
Home 9
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 114 104 21 10 13 0
Alcohol 28 12 0 * 4 -
Cocaine 22 24 7 0 * -
Marijuana 0 0 0 0 0 -
Stimulants 9 9 * 0 * -
Club drugs 0 0 0 0 0 -
Hallucinogens 0 0 0 0 0 -
Inhalants 0 0 0 0 0 -
Antidepressants 38 28 0 7 5 -
Antipsychotics 6 8 0 * * -
Benzodiazepines 29 30 0 6 5 -
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 15 15 0 * 4 -
Opiates/opioids 95 87 11 6 6 -
– Heroin (specified) * 6 * 0 0 -
– Methadone 37 38 * 0 * -
– All other opiates/opioids 69 60 7 6 5 -
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents * * 0 * * -
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 0 * -
Misc. analgesics/combinations 10 9 0 4 7 -
Anticonvulsants 7 7 0 * * -
Muscle relaxants 11 9 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.
4. A dash (-) represents a blank cell.
SOURCE: Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, SAMHSA, Drug Abuse Warning Network, 2009.