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

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 106
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 15
Population 773,165
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 13.7
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 1.9

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 87 106 14 11 15 --
Alcohol* 21 21 -- 9 11 --
Cocaine 26 25 -- -- -- --
Marijuana 11 18 0 -- -- --
Stimulants 15 22 -- -- -- --
Club drugs 0 0 0 0 0 --
Hallucinogens†† 0 0 0 0 0 --
Inhalants 5 0 0 0 0 --
Antidepressants 36 32 -- 5 7 --
Antipsychotics -- 4 0 -- -- --
Benzodiazepines 25 26 0 4 4 --
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 13 10 0 -- 5 --
– Opiates/opioids 59 80 7 4 4 --
– Heroin (specified) 7 14 -- 0 -- --
– Methadone 31 34 5 -- 0 --
All other opiates/opioids 40 54 -- -- 4 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents -- -- 0 0 0 --
Salicylates/combinations -- -- 0 0 0 --
Misc. analgesics/combinations 15 5 0 -- -- --
Anticonvulsants -- 4 0 0 -- --
Muscle relaxants 5 12 -- -- -- --

Deaths by manner of death, 2007
Suicide 12.4%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 9.1%
Accidental 76.9%
Natural 1.7%

Place of death, 2007
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 24
Home 62
Public place 5
Other 15
Not documented 0

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

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2007
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 17.2
Female 10.3

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 2.2
21 to 34 18.9
35 to 54 24.8
55 and over 9.2

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2007
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 7 73 80
Antidepressants 1 31 32
Benzodiazepines 0 26 26
Cocaine 1 24 25
Stimulants 2 20 22

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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