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Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV: District of Columbia

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 106
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 10
Population 599,718
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 17.7
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 1.7

Deaths by manner of death, 2010
Suicide 8.6%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 5.2%
Accidental 69.0%
Natural 17.2%

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2010
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Cocaine 32 30 62
Opiates/opioids 18 30 48
Alcohol 0 28 28
Hallucinogens 1 8 9
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 0 5 5

Death rates by sex and age: Drug-related, 2010
Sex Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 23.7
Female 12.3

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 *
21 to 34 4.6
35 to 54 37.2
55 and over 25.6

Place of death, 2010
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 54
Home 44
Public place 7
Other *
Not documented 0

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

Drug-related deaths by drug category, 2009-2010
Drug category Drug-relatedDrug-related suicide
Deaths, 2009 Deaths, 2010 Single-drug deaths, 2010 Deaths, 2009 Deaths, 2010 Single-drug deaths, 2010
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 139 106 54 16 10 6
Alcohol 26 28 0 4 * 0
Cocaine 77 62 32 * * *
Marijuana * 0 0 0 0 0
Stimulants 0 * * 0 0 0
Club drugs 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens * 9 * * * *
Inhalants * * * * * 0
Antidepressants * 4 0 * * 0
Antipsychotics 0 0 0 0 * *
Benzodiazepines * * 0 4 * 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 4 5 0 4 * *
Opiates/opioids 70 48 18 * 0 0
– Heroin (specified) 12 18 4 0 0 0
– Methadone 11 14 4 0 0 0
– All other opiates/opioids 55 23 10 * 0 0
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 0 0 0
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 0 0 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations 4 * 0 * * *
Anticonvulsants 0 0 0 0 0 0
Muscle relaxants * 0 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.
4. A dash (-) represents a blank cell.
SOURCE: Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, SAMHSA, Drug Abuse Warning Network, 2010.

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