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Virginia

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 453
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 118
Metro area population, 2007 7,712,091
Population covered by DAWN 7,712,091
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 (132) 453 5.9 118 1.5 7,712,091
1. Accomack County 1 2.6 0 0.0 38,485
2. Albemarle County 1 1.1 0 0.0 93,117
3. Alexandria City 5 3.6 4 2.9 140,024
4. Alleghany County 1 6.1 0 0.0 16,387
5. Amelia County 0 0.0 0 0.0 12,686
6. Amherst County 3 9.3 0 0.0 32,223
7. Appomattox County 0 0.0 0 0.0 14,199
8. Arlington County 9 4.4 3 1.5 204,568
9. Augusta County 6 8.5 3 4.2 70,922
10. Bath County 0 0.0 0 0.0 4,635
11. Bedford City 1 15.9 0 0.0 6,286
12. Bedford County 0 0.0 0 0.0 66,750
13. Bland County 0 0.0 0 0.0 6,883
14. Botetourt County 0 0.0 0 0.0 32,005
15. Bristol City 2 11.4 0 0.0 17,593
16. Brunswick County 0 0.0 0 0.0 17,811
17. Buchanan County 10 41.8 0 0.0 23,900
18. Buckingham County 1 6.3 1 6.3 15,932
19. Buena Vista City 0 0.0 0 0.0 6,482
20. Campbell County 2 3.8 0 0.0 52,840
21. Caroline County 0 0.0 0 0.0 27,282
22. Carroll County 1 3.4 1 3.4 29,120
23. Charles City County 0 0.0 0 0.0 7,166
24. Charlotte County 0 0.0 0 0.0 12,333
25. Charlottesville City 8 19.4 3 7.3 41,228
26. Chesapeake City 15 6.8 1 0.5 219,154
27. Chesterfield County 8 2.7 3 1.0 299,689
28. Clarke County 1 7.0 1 7.0 14,361
29. Colonial Heights City 0 0.0 0 0.0 17,796
30. Covington City 0 0.0 0 0.0 6,168
31. Craig County 0 0.0 0 0.0 5,141
32. Culpeper County 4 8.7 3 6.6 45,723
33. Cumberland County 0 0.0 0 0.0 9,626
34. Danville City 7 15.6 1 2.2 44,947
35. Dickenson County 9 55.7 1 6.2 16,168
36. Dinwiddie County 0 0.0 0 0.0 25,747
37. Emporia City 1 17.8 0 0.0 5,619
38. Essex County 0 0.0 0 0.0 10,862
39. Fairfax County 21 2.0 20 1.9 1,033,590
40. Falls Church City 0 0.0 0 0.0 10,948
41. Fauquier County 7 10.6 2 3.0 66,328
42. Floyd County 2 13.7 0 0.0 14,641
43. Fluvanna County 0 0.0 1 3.9 25,329
44. Franklin City 0 0.0 0 0.0 8,906
45. Franklin County 3 5.9 1 2.0 51,133
46. Frederick County 5 6.9 0 0.0 72,880
47. Fredericksburg City 1 4.5 1 4.5 22,410
48. Galax City 4 58.6 0 0.0 6,824
49. Giles County 2 11.6 0 0.0 17,228
50. Gloucester County 2 5.2 1 2.6 38,336
51. Goochland County 0 0.0 0 0.0 20,615
52. Grayson County 0 0.0 0 0.0 16,072
53. Greene County 1 5.6 1 5.6 17,860
54. Greensville County 0 0.0 0 0.0 11,912
55. Halifax County 3 8.4 0 0.0 35,530
56. Hampton City 7 4.8 3 2.0 146,439
57. Hanover County 4 4.0 1 1.0 98,946
58. Harrisonburg City 3 6.8 0 0.0 44,039
59. Henrico County 9 3.1 2 0.7 289,822
60. Henry County 6 10.8 0 0.0 55,544
61. Highland County 0 0.0 0 0.0 2,446
62. Hopewell City 2 8.7 0 0.0 23,028
63. Isle of Wight County 1 2.9 1 2.9 35,035
64. James City County 2 3.3 1 1.6 61,195
65. King and Queen County 0 0.0 0 0.0 6,882
66. King George County 0 0.0 0 0.0 22,630
67. King William County 1 6.4 0 0.0 15,689
68. Lancaster County 0 0.0 0 0.0 11,532
69. Lee County 1 4.3 0 0.0 23,461
70. Lexington City 0 0.0 0 0.0 7,026
71. Loudoun County 9 3.2 3 1.1 278,797
72. Louisa County 0 0.0 1 3.1 31,961
73. Lunenburg County 0 0.0 0 0.0 13,018
74. Lynchburg City 7 9.8 1 1.4 71,282
75. Madison County 1 7.3 1 7.3 13,719
76. Manassas City 4 11.3 1 2.8 35,412
77. Martinsville City 3 20.6 0 0.0 14,578
78. Mathews County 0 0.0 0 0.0 9,041
79. Mecklenburg County 1 3.1 0 0.0 32,106
80. Middlesex County 0 0.0 0 0.0 10,637
81. Montgomery County 9 10.1 4 4.5 89,193
82. Nelson County 0 0.0 0 0.0 15,245
83. New Kent County 1 5.8 0 0.0 17,109
84. Newport News City 8 4.5 3 1.7 179,153
85. Norfolk City 32 13.6 4 1.7 235,747
86. Northampton County 0 0.0 1 7.5 13,401
87. Northumberland County 0 0.0 1 7.8 12,897
88. Norton City 2 53.7 1 26.9 3,724
89. Nottoway County 0 0.0 0 0.0 15,755
90. Orange County 2 6.2 1 3.1 32,492
91. Page County 0 0.0 2 8.3 24,142
92. Patrick County 1 5.3 0 0.0 18,870
93. Petersburg City 1 3.0 0 0.0 32,885
94. Pittsylvania County 1 1.6 0 0.0 60,826
95. Poquoson City 1 8.4 0 0.0 11,858
96. Portsmouth City 9 8.8 1 1.0 101,967
97. Powhatan County 0 0.0 0 0.0 27,817
98. Prince Edward County 0 0.0 0 0.0 21,360
99. Prince George County 0 0.0 2 5.6 35,886
100. Prince William County 15 4.0 9 2.4 371,837
101. Pulaski County 9 25.7 0 0.0 35,060
102. Radford City 1 6.2 0 0.0 16,133
103. Rappahannock County 0 0.0 0 0.0 7,199
104. Richmond City 25 12.5 3 1.5 200,123
105. Richmond County 0 0.0 0 0.0 9,171
106. Roanoke City 12 13.0 4 4.3 92,600
107. Roanoke County 5 5.5 0 0.0 90,420
108. Rockbridge County 0 0.0 0 0.0 21,498
109. Rockingham County 2 2.7 1 1.4 73,524
110. Russell County 11 38.1 0 0.0 28,838
111. Salem City 1 4.0 1 4.0 25,233
112. Scott County 3 13.2 1 4.4 22,787
113. Shenandoah County 0 0.0 0 0.0 40,403
114. Smyth County 1 3.1 0 0.0 32,050
115. Southampton County 5 28.3 0 0.0 17,654
116. Spotsylvania County 4 3.4 1 0.8 119,194
117. Stafford County 7 5.8 1 0.8 120,723
118. Staunton City 0 0.0 1 4.2 23,834
119. Suffolk City 2 2.5 0 0.0 81,332
120. Surry County 1 14.1 0 0.0 7,089
121. Sussex County 0 0.0 0 0.0 12,222
122. Tazewell County 8 18.2 0 0.0 43,855
123. Virginia Beach City 30 6.9 5 1.2 434,743
124. Warren County 3 8.3 1 2.8 36,294
125. Washington County 3 5.7 2 3.8 52,733
126. Waynesboro City 1 4.6 0 0.0 21,656
127. Westmoreland County 1 5.8 0 0.0 17,252
128. Williamsburg City 0 0.0 0 0.0 12,434
129. Winchester City 2 7.8 1 3.9 25,733
130. Wise County 21 50.4 0 0.0 41,666
131. Wythe County 5 17.5 0 0.0 28,538
132. York County 0 0.0 0 0.0 61,271

Deaths by manner of death, 2007
Suicide 20.7%
Homicide 0.2%
Could not be determined 1.6%
Accidental 75.0%
Natural 2.6%

Place of death, 2007
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 136
Home 247
Public place 20
Other 49
Not documented --

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 26
Home 73
Public place 6
Other 13
Not documented 0

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2007
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 95 264 359
Cocaine 45 87 132
Benzodiazepines 0 103 103
Alcohol 1 100 101
Antidepressants 1 72 73

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2007
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 11 44 55
Antidepressants 7 36 43
Benzodiazepines 1 23 24
Alcohol 0 23 23
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 3 19 22

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2007
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 7.7
Female 4.1

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.9
21 to 34 9.8
35 to 54 11.3
55 and over 1.5

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related suicide, 2007
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 1.1
Female 2.0

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.0
21 to 34 1.5
35 to 54 3.0
55 and over 1.5

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   453 155   118 37
Alcohol*   101 --   23 0
Cocaine   132 45   6 0
Marijuana   -- 0   0 0
Stimulants   9 --   -- 0
Club drugs   -- 0   0 0
Hallucinogens††   4 --   0 0
Inhalants   4 --   -- --
Antidepressants   73 --   43 7
Antipsychotics   13 --   21 6
Benzodiazepines   103 0   24 --
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics   31 0   22 --
Opiates/opioids   359 95   55 11
– Heroin (specified)   71 25   -- 0
– Methadone   118 38   9 --
– All other opiates/opioids   209 32   47 9
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents   0 0   0 0
Salicylates/combinations   -- 0   -- --
Misc. analgesics/combinations   16 0   14 --
Anticonvulsants   5 0   0 0
Muscle relaxants   24 --   6 0

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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