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

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 267
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 47
Population 1,916,576
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 13.9
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 2.5

Deaths by manner of death, 2010
Suicide 15.0%
Homicide 0.3%
Could not be determined 2.5%
Accidental 80.6%
Natural 1.6%

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2010
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 31 141 172
Alcohol 0 61 61
Antidepressants 0 53 53
Cocaine 13 35 48
Benzodiazepines 0 47 47

Death rates by sex and age: Drug-related, 2010
Sex Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 17.5
Female 10.3

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 2.1
21 to 34 11.3
35 to 54 20.0
55 and over 21.4

Place of death, 2010
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 93
Home 125
Public place 21
Other 28
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 11
Home 29
Public place 4
Other *
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 294 267 104 36 47 16
Alcohol 64 61 0 10 11 0
Cocaine 58 48 13 0 0 0
Marijuana 0 0 0 0 0 0
Stimulants 20 18 7 0 0 0
Club drugs * * * 0 0 0
Hallucinogens 0 * 0 0 * 0
Inhalants * * * 4 9 5
Antidepressants 74 53 0 14 8 *
Antipsychotics 10 11 * * * *
Benzodiazepines 61 47 0 8 15 *
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 35 22 0 15 16 *
Opiates/opioids 175 172 31 12 13 *
– Heroin (specified) 24 41 11 0 * 0
– Methadone 79 63 13 * * 0
– All other opiates/opioids 96 79 7 11 11 *
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents * * * * 0 0
Salicylates/combinations 8 5 * * * *
Misc. analgesics/combinations 8 10 * 6 7 *
Anticonvulsants 10 4 0 * * 0
Muscle relaxants 9 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.
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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