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Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA: Los Angeles County, CA

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 1,083
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 111
Population 9,948,081
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 10.9
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 1.1

Drug-related deaths by drug category, 2005-2006
Drug category Drug-related Drug-related suicide
Deaths, 2005 Deaths, 2006 Single-drug
deaths, 2006
Deaths, 2005 Deaths, 2006 Single-drug
deaths, 2006
* 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 1,088 1,083 253 132 111 17
Alcohol* 241 306 4 27 34 0
Cocaine 473 458 122 17 19 --
Marijuana 60 79 18 7 0 0
Stimulants 264 266 31 24 8 0
Club drugs 14 14 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens†† 17 17 -- -- 0 0
Inhalants -- 4 -- -- -- --
Antidepressants 146 205 -- 47 58 --
Antipsychotics 45 57 -- 16 22 --
Benzodiazepines 90 145 0 35 38 --
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 92 146 -- 30 38 --
Opiates/opioids 544 597 72 34 50 4
– Heroin (specified) 215 238 53 0 4 --
– Methadone 58 79 4 -- 4 0
– All other opiates/opioids 501 359 15 32 46 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 7 5 0 -- 5 0
Salicylates/combinations 4 -- 0 4 -- 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations 29 38 0 16 13 0
Anticonvulsants 33 27 0 4 11 0
Muscle relaxants 28 48 0 6 9 0

Deaths by manner of death, 2006
Suicide 9.3%
Homicide 0.3%
Could not be determined 3.4%
Accidental 87.0%
Natural 0.0%

Place of death, 2006
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 360
Home 367
Public place 153
Other 199
Not documented 4

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 15
Home 55
Public place 11
Other 30
Not documented 0

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2006
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 15.4
Female 6.5

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 1.2
21 to 34 8.9
35 to 54 23.1
55 and over 10.3

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2006
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 72 525 597
Cocaine 122 336 458
Alcohol 4 302 306
Stimulants 31 235 266
Antidepressants 1 204 205

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, 2006 (08/2008 update).

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