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Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 254
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 66
Metro area population, 2010 2,241,972
Population covered by DAWN 1,799,061
Percent of population covered by DAWN 80%

Metro area overview: Deaths and population by county, 2010
County Drug-related Drug-related suicide Population
Deaths Rate Deaths Rate
Area did not participate in DAWN this year.
Total participating (5) 254 14.1 66 3.7 1,799,061
1. Clackamas County, OR 32 8.3 19 4.9 386,164
2. Columbia County, OR 4 8.1 2 4.0 49,601
3. Multnomah County, OR 161 22.1 29 4.0 726,919
4. Washington County, OR 44 8.2 14 2.6 537,334
5. Yamhill County, OR 13 13.1 2 2.0 99,043
6. Clark County, WA - - - - 432,016
7. Skamania County, WA - - - - 10,896

Deaths by manner of death, 2010
Suicide 20.6%
Homicide 0.3%
Could not be determined 10.9%
Accidental 61.6%
Natural 6.6%

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2010
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 60 124 184
Alcohol 5 109 114
Benzodiazepines 0 36 36
Antidepressants 1 34 35
Cocaine 8 15 23

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2010
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 7 26 33
Antidepressants 2 27 29
Alcohol 0 28 28
Benzodiazepines 0 16 16
Stimulants 0 5 5

Death rates by sex and age: Drug-related, 2010
Sex Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 17.8
Female 10.5

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 2.7
21 to 34 15.9
35 to 54 23.7
55 and over 13.5

Death rates by sex and age: Drug-related suicide, 2010
Sex Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 4.4
Female 3.0

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 *
21 to 34 2.9
35 to 54 7.2
55 and over 3.9

Place of death, 2010
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 74
Home 119
Public place 4
Other 57
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 11
Home 40
Public place *
Other 12
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 233 254 92 37 66 16
Alcohol 83 114 5 17 28 0
Cocaine 24 23 8 * * *
Marijuana 5 14 * 5 * 0
Stimulants 28 21 5 0 5 0
Club drugs * * 0 * 0 0
Hallucinogens 0 * * * 0 0
Inhalants * 0 0 * 4 *
Antidepressants 17 35 * 11 29 *
Antipsychotics 10 11 * * 4 0
Benzodiazepines 26 36 0 15 16 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 6 13 0 5 5 0
Opiates/opioids 195 184 60 19 33 7
– Heroin (specified) 102 78 29 0 * 0
– Methadone 54 37 15 5 10 *
– All other opiates/opioids 59 89 16 15 25 5
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 * 0 0 0 0
Salicylates/combinations 0 * 0 0 * 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations 8 5 0 * * *
Anticonvulsants 4 5 0 0 5 0
Muscle relaxants 6 5 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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