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San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 354
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 91
Metro area population, 2007 2,974,859
Population covered by DAWN 2,974,859
Percent of population covered by DAWN 100%

Metro area overview: Deaths and population by county, 2007
Metro area component Drug-related Drug-related suicide Population
Deaths Rate Deaths Rate
Total participating (1) 354 11.9 91 3.1 2,974,859
1. San Diego County, CA 354 11.9 91 3.1 2,974,859

Deaths by manner of death, 2007
Suicide 20.4%
Homicide 0.7%
Could not be determined 0.9%
Accidental 77.1%
Natural 0.9%

Place of death, 2007
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 86
Home 190
Public place 25
Other 52
Not documented --

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 12
Home 63
Public place 5
Other 11
Not documented 0

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2007
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 50 174 224
Stimulants 46 49 95
Benzodiazepines 1 90 91
Cocaine 18 44 62
Antidepressants 3 55 58

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2007
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 4 32 36
Benzodiazepines 2 29 31
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 2 27 29
Antidepressants 3 23 26
Antipsychotics 3 14 17

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2007
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 15.7
Female 8.1

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 1.2
21 to 34 8.7
35 to 54 24.6
55 and over 13.0

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related suicide, 2007
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 3.0
Female 3.1

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.2
21 to 34 1.4
35 to 54 6.1
55 and over 4.6

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 247 354 129 33 91 25
Alcohol* 68 57 -- 5 17 0
Cocaine 53 62 18 -- -- 0
Marijuana 41 12 0 0 -- 0
Stimulants 79 95 46 7 7 0
Club drugs 4 5 -- 0 0 0
Hallucinogens†† 0 0 0 0 0 0
Inhalants -- -- -- 0 5 5
Antidepressants 49 58 -- 15 26 --
Antipsychotics 16 22 -- 4 17 --
Benzodiazepines 65 91 -- 8 31 --
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 25 35 -- 9 29 --
Opiates/opioids 143 224 50 14 36 4
– Heroin (specified) 32 47 19 -- -- --
– Methadone 26 40 6 -- -- --
– All other opiates/opioids 119 163 25 12 31 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 8 -- 0 -- -- --
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 -- -- 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations 15 16 0 4 14 0
Anticonvulsants 13 7 0 5 7 --
Muscle relaxants 12 12 0 -- 10 --

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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