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

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 73
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 11
Population 676,898
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 10.8
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 1.6

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 85 73 11 11 11 --
Alcohol* 15 17 0 4 -- --
Cocaine 23 21 -- 0 0 --
Marijuana 0 0 0 0 0 --
Stimulants 9 8 -- 0 0 --
Club drugs -- -- -- 0 0 --
Hallucinogens†† 0 0 0 0 0 --
Inhalants -- 0 0 0 -- --
Antidepressants 26 27 0 5 6 --
Antipsychotics -- 8 0 -- -- --
Benzodiazepines 20 20 0 -- -- --
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 11 12 0 5 4 --
– Opiates/opioids 69 58 6 5 6 --
– Heroin (specified) 0 0 0 0 0 --
– Methadone 44 29 6 -- -- --
All other opiates/opioids 39 35 0 4 5 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents -- 0 0 0 0 --
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 0 -- --
Misc. analgesics/combinations 10 10 0 -- -- --
Anticonvulsants 11 7 0 -- -- --
Muscle relaxants 9 8 0 0 -- --

Deaths by manner of death, 2007
Suicide 13.1%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 4.8%
Accidental 82.1%
Natural 0.0%

Place of death, 2007
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 10
Home 52
Public place 7
Other 4
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility --
Home 9
Public place --
Other 0
Not documented 0

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2007
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 12.1
Female 9.5

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 2.0
21 to 34 14.9
35 to 54 19.4
55 and over 5.8

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2007
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 6 52 58
Antidepressants 0 27 27
Cocaine 2 19 21
Benzodiazepines 0 20 20
Alcohol 0 17 17

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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