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

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 161
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 23
Population 701,986
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 22.9
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 3.3

Drug-related deaths by drug category, 2006-2007
Drug category Drug-related Drug-related suicide
Deaths, 2006 Deaths, 2007 Single-drug
deaths, 2007
Deaths, 2006 Deaths, 2007 Single-drug
deaths, 2007
* 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 141 161 24 29 23 7
Alcohol* 33 61 0 12 8 0
Cocaine 47 48 8 -- -- 0
Marijuana 13 20 -- 4 -- 0
Stimulants 20 19 -- -- -- --
Club drugs 0 -- 0 0 -- 0
Hallucinogens†† 0 0 0 0 0 0
Inhalants -- -- 0 -- -- --
Antidepressants 20 42 0 15 10 0
Antipsychotics 6 0 0 -- -- 0
Benzodiazepines 28 34 0 9 6 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 11 12 0 9 -- --
– Opiates/opioids 123 130 14 14 11 --
– Heroin (specified) 47 67 9 -- -- --
– Methadone 44 40 -- 4 -- 0
All other opiates/opioids 74 59 4 10 9 0
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 -- 0 0 0 0
Salicylates/combinations -- 0 0 0 0 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations -- 5 0 4 -- --
Anticonvulsants 5 5 0 -- 0 0
Muscle relaxants 5 4 0 -- 0 0

Deaths by manner of death, 2007
Suicide 12.5%
Homicide 0.5%
Could not be determined 11.4%
Accidental 72.8%
Natural 2.7%

Place of death, 2007
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 32
Home 69
Public place 13
Other 47
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 4
Home 15
Public place --
Other --
Not documented 0

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2007
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 32.7
Female 13.3

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 2.2
21 to 34 25.8
35 to 54 46.7
55 and over 10.9

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2007
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 14 116 130
Alcohol 0 61 61
Cocaine 8 40 48
Antidepressants 0 42 42
Benzodiazepines 0 34 34

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, 2007 (08/2008 update).

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