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Oregon

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 379
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 110
Metro area population, 2007 3,747,455
Population covered by DAWN 3,747,455
Percent of population covered by DAWN 100%

State overview: Deaths and population by county, 2007
Counties Drug-related Drug-related suicide Population
Deaths Rate Deaths Rate
Total participating (36) 379 10.1 110 2.9 3,747,455
1. Baker County 2 12.6 0 0.0 15,924
2. Benton County 1 1.2 2 2.5 81,428
3. Clackamas County 14 3.7 7 1.9 376,251
4. Clatsop County 6 16.1 2 5.4 37,364
5. Columbia County 2 4.1 0 0.0 48,996
6. Coos County 10 15.7 6 9.4 63,505
7. Crook County 0 0.0 2 8.7 22,906
8. Curry County 3 13.8 0 0.0 21,767
9. Deschutes County 14 9.1 4 2.6 154,028
10. Douglas County 15 14.4 5 4.8 104,119
11. Gilliam County 0 0.0 0 0.0 1,690
12. Grant County 1 14.5 0 0.0 6,904
13. Harney County 0 0.0 0 0.0 6,767
14. Hood River County 0 0.0 1 4.7 21,296
15. Jackson County 24 12.0 15 7.5 199,295
16. Jefferson County 1 4.8 0 0.0 20,687
17. Josephine County 6 7.4 2 2.5 81,056
18. Klamath County 1 1.5 0 0.0 66,512
19. Lake County 1 13.7 0 0.0 7,277
20. Lane County 33 9.6 5 1.5 343,591
21. Lincoln County 6 13.1 3 6.5 45,866
22. Linn County 8 7.1 3 2.6 113,264
23. Malheur County 1 3.2 0 0.0 31,135
24. Marion County 28 9.0 8 2.6 311,449
25. Morrow County 0 0.0 0 0.0 11,199
26. Multnomah County 161 22.9 23 3.3 701,986
27. Polk County 7 9.3 6 8.0 75,265
28. Sherman County 0 0.0 0 0.0 1,677
29. Tillamook County 2 8.0 3 12.0 25,038
30. Umatilla County 3 4.1 0 0.0 73,491
31. Union County 1 4.0 1 4.0 24,753
32. Wallowa County 2 29.6 0 0.0 6,759
33. Wasco County 0 0.0 0 0.0 23,762
34. Washington County 25 4.8 11 2.1 522,514
35. Wheeler County 1 73.5 0 0.0 1,361
36. Yamhill County 0 0.0 1 1.0 96,573

Deaths by manner of death, 2007
Suicide 22.5%
Homicide 0.2%
Could not be determined 11.9%
Accidental 60.5%
Natural 4.9%

Place of death, 2007
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 57
Home 191
Public place 30
Other 101
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 15
Home 73
Public place 7
Other 15
Not documented 0

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2007
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 33 257 290
Alcohol 6 139 145
Benzodiazepines 0 102 102
Antidepressants 1 101 102
Cocaine 10 58 68

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2007
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Alcohol 4 40 44
Opiates/opioids 5 36 41
Antidepressants 4 32 36
Benzodiazepines 2 29 31
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 1 15 16

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2007
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 13.2
Female 7.1

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 2.2
21 to 34 11.7
35 to 54 21.0
55 and over 5.0

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related suicide, 2007
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 4.1
Female 1.8

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 1.0
21 to 34 2.8
35 to 54 5.0
55 and over 2.7

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   379 59   110 31
Alcohol*   145 6   44 4
Cocaine   68 10   4 0
Marijuana   66 --   12 0
Stimulants   59 --   12 6
Club drugs   -- 0   -- 0
Hallucinogens††   -- 0   0 0
Inhalants   4 --   4 --
Antidepressants   102 --   36 4
Antipsychotics   15 0   13 --
Benzodiazepines   102 0   31 --
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics   41 0   16 --
Opiates/opioids   290 33   41 5
– Heroin (specified)   101 17   -- --
– Methadone   110 7   6 0
– All other opiates/opioids   141 9   35 4
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents   -- 0   0 0
Salicylates/combinations   0 0   -- --
Misc. analgesics/combinations   15 0   6 --
Anticonvulsants   19 0   -- 0
Muscle relaxants   21 0   7 --

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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