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Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA: Multnomah County, OR

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 161
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 29
Population 726,919
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 22.1
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 4.0

Deaths by manner of death, 2010
Suicide 15.3%
Homicide 0.5%
Could not be determined 9.5%
Accidental 68.9%
Natural 5.8%

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2010
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 42 78 120
Alcohol 1 69 70
Cocaine 6 12 18
Antidepressants 1 17 18
Benzodiazepines 0 18 18

Death rates by sex and age: Drug-related, 2010
Sex Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 30.6
Female 13.9

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 2.2
21 to 34 24.9
35 to 54 36.1
55 and over 22.9

Place of death, 2010
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 53
Home 73
Public place *
Other 33
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 7
Home 15
Public place *
Other 4
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 145 161 59 21 29 6
Alcohol 55 70 * 8 12 0
Cocaine 21 18 6 * * *
Marijuana * 9 * * * 0
Stimulants 15 15 * 0 * 0
Club drugs 0 * 0 * 0 0
Hallucinogens 0 0 0 * 0 0
Inhalants 0 0 0 * * *
Antidepressants 8 18 * 7 17 *
Antipsychotics 5 4 * * * 0
Benzodiazepines 10 18 0 8 10 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics * 6 0 * 4 0
Opiates/opioids 123 120 42 8 12 *
– Heroin (specified) 79 63 25 0 * 0
– Methadone 32 28 11 * * *
– All other opiates/opioids 22 46 6 7 9 *
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 * 0 0 0 0
Salicylates/combinations 0 * 0 0 * 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations * * 0 * * 0
Anticonvulsants * * 0 0 * 0
Muscle relaxants * * 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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