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

Drug misuse deaths reported to DAWN 78
Suicide deaths reported to DAWN 10
Population 644,274
Drug misuse deaths per 1,000,000 population 121.1
Suicide deaths per 1,000,000 population 15.5

Drug-related deaths by drug category, 2003-2004
Drug category Drug misuse Suicide
Deaths,
2003
Deaths,
2004
Single-drug
deaths,
2004
Deaths,
2003
Deaths,
2004
Single-drug
deaths,
2004
1 Includes alcohol in combination with other drugs (all ages) and alcohol alone in decedents under age 21.
2 Includes MDMA (Ecstasy), GHB, flunitrazepam (Rohypnol), and ketamine.
3 Includes PCP, LSD, and miscellaneous hallucinogens.
ALL DRUGS 65 78 16 15 10 --
Alcohol1 15 14 0 5 4 --
Cocaine 19 17 5 -- -- --
Marijuana 0 0 0 0 -- --
Stimulants 10 6 4 -- -- --
Club drugs2 -- 0 0 0 0 --
Hallucinogens3 0 0 0 0 0 --
Inhalants -- -- -- 0 0 --
 
Antidepressants 24 33 0 8 6 --
Antipsychotics -- -- 0 -- 0 --
Benzodiazepines 24 23 0 4 -- --
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 9 11 0 -- -- --
Opiates/opioids 51 62 6 6 7 --
– Heroin (specified) -- -- 0 0 0 --
– Methadone 23 33 -- 0 -- --
– All other opiates/opioids 32 36 -- 6 7 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents -- -- 0 0 -- --
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 -- 0 --
Misc. analgesics/combinations -- 10 0 -- -- --
Anticonvulsants 7 7 0 0 -- --
Muscle relaxants 4 8 0 -- -- --

Deaths by case type, 2004
Suicide 11.4%
Overmedication 48.9%
Homicide 0.0%
All other accidental 36.4%
Could not be determined 3.4%

Causes of death, 2004
Drug misuse Deaths
Any drug-related cause 74
– Abuse 0
– Drug or alcohol 74
– Toxic effects 74
Body systems (includes infections) 9
Accidents and injuries 0

Place of death, 2004
Drug misuse Deaths
Health care facility 15
Home 50
Public place --
Other 11
Not documented 0

Death rates by gender and age: Drug misuse, 2004
Gender Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Male 130.0
Female 112.1

Age Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Under 21 5.2
21 to 34 173.2
35 to 54 228.9
55 and over 65.6

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug misuse deaths, 2004
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 6 56 62
Antidepressants 0 33 33
Benzodiazepines 0 23 23
Cocaine 5 12 17
Alcohol 0 14 14

End Notes
-- Indicates a number less than 4 has been suppressed.
SOURCE: Office of Applied Studies, SAMHSA, Drug Abuse Warning Network 2004 (11/2005 update).

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