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

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 63
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 9
Population 655,564
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 9.6
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 1.4

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 78 63 14 10 9 --
Alcohol* 14 14 0 4 -- --
Cocaine 17 14 -- -- 0 --
Marijuana 0 0 0 -- 0 --
Stimulants 6 5 -- -- -- --
Club drugs 0 0 0 0 0 --
Hallucinogens†† 0 0 0 0 0 --
Inhalants -- 0 0 0 0 --
Antidepressants 33 19 0 6 6 --
Antipsychotics -- -- 0 0 0 --
Benzodiazepines 23 17 0 -- 0 --
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 11 13 0 -- -- --
Opiates/opioids 62 52 9 7 5 --
– Heroin (specified) -- -- -- 0 0 --
– Methadone 33 30 -- -- 0 --
– All other opiates/opioids 36 30 5 7 5 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents -- -- 0 -- 0 --
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 0 0 --
Misc. analgesics/combinations 10 4 -- -- 0 --
Anticonvulsants 7 6 0 -- -- --
Muscle relaxants 8 7 0 -- -- --

Deaths by manner of death, 2005
Suicide 12.5%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 2.8%
Natural/accidental 84.7%

Place of death, 2005
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 10
Home 42
Public place 5
Other 6
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 0
Home 8
Public place --
Other 0
Not documented 0

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2005
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 13.1
Female 6.1

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.0
21 to 34 9.7
35 to 54 19.8
55 and over 7.1

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2005
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 9 43 52
Antidepressants 0 19 19
Benzodiazepines 0 17 17
Cocaine 2 12 14
Alcohol 0 14 14

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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