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

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 127
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 25
Population 796,896
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 15.9
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 3.1

Deaths by manner of death, 2010
Suicide 16.4%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 7.2%
Accidental 67.8%
Natural 8.6%

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2010
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 34 44 78
Alcohol 2 27 29
Stimulants 11 14 25
Cocaine 8 11 19
Benzodiazepines 0 19 19

Death rates by sex and age: Drug-related, 2010
Sex Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 18.6
Female 13.3

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 2.1
21 to 34 15.8
35 to 54 27.8
55 and over 19.0

Place of death, 2010
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 30
Home 77
Public place 9
Other 11
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 4
Home 17
Public place 4
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 147 127 63 12 25 12
Alcohol 27 29 * * 4 0
Cocaine 27 19 8 * 0 0
Marijuana 12 * 0 * 0 0
Stimulants 26 25 11 * * 0
Club drugs 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens * 0 0 0 0 0
Inhalants * * * 0 * *
Antidepressants 29 12 * * 10 *
Antipsychotics 6 * 0 * * *
Benzodiazepines 26 19 0 * 6 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 14 8 0 * * 0
Opiates/opioids 84 78 34 5 12 *
– Heroin (specified) 11 10 5 0 0 0
– Methadone 29 33 15 * * 0
– All other opiates/opioids 50 42 14 4 10 *
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 * 0 0
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 0 * *
Misc. analgesics/combinations 5 5 * * 4 0
Anticonvulsants * * * 0 * 0
Muscle relaxants 6 * * * * *

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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