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

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 336
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 81
Population 1,826,732
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 18.4
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 4.4

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 301 336 121 51 81 15
Alcohol* 73 77 7 16 41 0
Cocaine 90 122 45 6 16 4
Marijuana 8 16 -- -- 10 0
Stimulants 31 28 10 5 11 4
Club drugs 5 4 0 0 4 0
Hallucinogens†† -- 0 0 0 0 0
Inhalants -- -- 0 -- -- 0
Antidepressants 72 76 0 21 25 0
Antipsychotics 5 6 0 -- -- 0
Benzodiazepines 48 47 0 11 20 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 30 40 0 11 21 --
Opiates/opioids 189 199 29 20 27 --
– Heroin (specified) 64 59 13 -- -- --
– Methadone 84 96 13 5 -- 0
– All other opiates/opioids 78 79 -- 14 23 0
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents -- -- 0 -- -- 0
Salicylates/combinations 4 -- 0 -- -- 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations 7 18 -- 5 12 --
Anticonvulsants 15 16 0 6 5 0
Muscle relaxants 13 12 0 -- -- 0

Deaths by manner of death, 2006
Suicide 19.4%
Homicide 0.7%
Could not be determined 2.6%
Accidental 75.3%
Natural 1.9%

Place of death, 2006
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 99
Home 171
Public place 34
Other 32
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 10
Home 55
Public place 10
Other 6
Not documented 0

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2006
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 24.7
Female 12.1

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 4.3
21 to 34 18.1
35 to 54 28.6
55 and over 19.5

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2006
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 29 170 199
Cocaine 45 77 122
Alcohol 7 70 77
Antidepressants 0 76 76
Benzodiazepines 0 47 47

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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