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

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 141
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 29
Population 681,454
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 20.7
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 4.3

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 121 141 28 23 29 --
Alcohol* 43 33 0 8 12 --
Cocaine 36 47 5 4 -- --
Marijuana 9 13 0 -- 4 --
Stimulants 16 20 -- 0 -- --
Club drugs 0 0 0 0 0 --
Hallucinogens†† 0 0 0 0 0 --
Inhalants 0 -- 0 0 -- --
Antidepressants 12 20 0 7 15 --
Antipsychotics -- 6 0 -- -- --
Benzodiazepines 19 28 0 -- 9 --
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 9 11 0 5 9 --
Opiates/opioids 103 123 22 14 14 --
– Heroin (specified) 41 47 11 -- -- --
– Methadone 33 44 6 -- 4 --
– All other opiates/opioids 46 74 5 13 10 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents -- 0 0 -- 0 --
Salicylates/combinations 0 -- 0 0 0 --
Misc. analgesics/combinations -- -- 0 -- 4 --
Anticonvulsants -- 5 0 -- -- --
Muscle relaxants -- 5 0 -- -- --

Deaths by manner of death, 2006
Suicide 17.1%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 12.4%
Accidental 68.8%
Natural 1.8%

Place of death, 2006
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 22
Home 89
Public place 13
Other 17
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 7
Home 15
Public place 0
Other 7
Not documented 0

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2006
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 29.2
Female 12.2

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 3.9
21 to 34 23.5
35 to 54 38.7
55 and over 12.0

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2006
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 22 101 123
Cocaine 5 42 47
Alcohol 0 33 33
Benzodiazepines 0 28 28
Antidepressants 0 20 20

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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