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

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 121
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 23
Population 672,947
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 18.0
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 3.4

Drug-related deaths by drug category, 2004-2005
Drug category Drug-related Drug-related suicide
Deaths,
2004
Deaths,
2005
Single-drug
deaths,
2005
Deaths,
2004
Deaths,
2005
Single-drug
deaths,
2005
* Includes alcohol in combination with other drugs (all ages) and alcohol alone in decedents under age 21.
Includes MDMA (Ecstasy), GHB, flunitrazepam (Rohypnol), and ketamine.
†† Includes PCP, LSD, and miscellaneous hallucinogens.
ALL DRUGS 121 121 33 18 23 --
Alcohol* 49 43 -- 8 8 --
Cocaine 48 36 5 0 4 --
Marijuana 11 9 0 -- -- --
Stimulants 19 16 -- -- 0 --
Club drugs -- 0 0 0 0 --
Hallucinogens†† 0 0 0 0 0 --
Inhalants -- 0 0 0 0 --
Antidepressants 26 12 0 10 7 --
Antipsychotics -- -- 0 4 -- --
Benzodiazepines 25 19 -- 4 -- --
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 10 9 0 -- 5 --
Opiates/opioids 103 103 21 7 14 --
– Heroin (specified) 57 41 12 0 -- --
– Methadone 27 33 8 -- -- --
– All other opiates/opioids 78 46 -- 4 13 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 -- 0 0 -- --
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 -- 0 --
Misc. analgesics/combinations -- -- -- -- -- --
Anticonvulsants -- -- 0 -- -- --
Muscle relaxants -- -- 0 -- -- --

Deaths by manner of death, 2005
Suicide 16.0%
Homicide 0.7%
Could not be determined 9.7%
Natural/accidental 73.6%

Place of death, 2005
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 18
Home 68
Public place 18
Other 17
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility --
Home 15
Public place --
Other --
Not documented 0

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2005
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 25.7
Female 10.3

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 1.1
21 to 34 22.1
35 to 54 37.5
55 and over 5.5

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2005
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 21 82 103
Alcohol 2 41 43
Cocaine 5 31 36
Benzodiazepines 1 18 19
Stimulants 3 13 16

End Notes
1. Drug-related deaths exclude suicides.
2. All death rates are per 100,000 population.
3. -- A number less than 4 has been suppressed.

SOURCE: Office of Applied Studies, SAMHSA, Drug Abuse Warning Network, 2005 (08/2008 update).

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