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Oregon

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 464
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 111
State population, 2008 3,790,060
Population covered by DAWN 3,790,060
Percent of population covered by DAWN 100%

State overview: Deaths and population by county, 2008
Counties Drug-related Drug-related suicide Population
Deaths Rate Deaths Rate
Total participating (36) 464 12.2 111 2.9 3,790,060
1. Baker County 3 18.8 1 6.3 15,983
2. Benton County 3 3.7 1 1.2 81,859
3. Clackamas County 25 6.6 14 3.7 380,576
4. Clatsop County 4 10.7 2 5.3 37,404
5. Columbia County 3 6.1 0 0.0 49,408
6. Coos County 2 3.2 1 1.6 63,453
7. Crook County 2 8.7 0 0.0 23,023
8. Curry County 1 4.6 0 0.0 21,523
9. Deschutes County 22 13.9 7 4.4 158,456
10. Douglas County 7 6.7 0 0.0 104,059
11. Gilliam County 0 0.0 0 0.0 1,747
12. Grant County 1 14.5 0 0.0 6,916
13. Harney County 0 0.0 0 0.0 6,747
14. Hood River County 3 13.9 0 0.0 21,536
15. Jackson County 31 15.4 12 6.0 201,138
16. Jefferson County 0 0.0 0 0.0 20,512
17. Josephine County 4 4.9 0 0.0 81,618
18. Klamath County 9 13.5 2 3.0 66,425
19. Lake County 2 27.6 0 0.0 7,239
20. Lane County 50 14.4 15 4.3 346,560
21. Lincoln County 9 19.6 3 6.5 45,946
22. Linn County 6 5.2 0 0.0 115,348
23. Malheur County 3 9.7 0 0.0 30,907
24. Marion County 33 10.5 3 1.0 314,606
25. Morrow County 0 0.0 1 9.0 11,140
26. Multnomah County 180 25.2 32 4.5 714,567
27. Polk County 8 10.4 0 0.0 77,074
28. Sherman County 0 0.0 0 0.0 1,638
29. Tillamook County 6 24.1 0 0.0 24,927
30. Umatilla County 7 9.5 4 5.4 73,526
31. Union County 0 0.0 1 4.0 24,961
32. Wallowa County 1 14.8 0 0.0 6,760
33. Wasco County 5 21.0 0 0.0 23,775
34. Washington County 26 4.9 11 2.1 529,216
35. Wheeler County 0 0.0 0 0.0 1,319
36. Yamhill County 8 8.1 1 1.0 98,168

Deaths by manner of death, 2008
Suicide 19.3%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 9.9%
Accidental 65.0%
Natural 5.7%

Place of death, 2008
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 85
Home 228
Public place 11
Other 140
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 13
Home 76
Public place --
Other 20
Not documented 0

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2008
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 26 342 368
Alcohol 4 186 190
Benzodiazepines 0 173 173
Antidepressants 2 162 164
Marijuana 5 128 133

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2008
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Alcohol 1 59 60
Benzodiazepines 0 54 54
Antidepressants 1 49 50
Opiates/opioids 0 48 48
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 2 28 30

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2008
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 17.0
Female 7.5

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 2.6
21 to 34 15.2
35 to 54 23.5
55 and over 7.7

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related suicide, 2008
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 3.4
Female 2.5

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.6
21 to 34 2.9
35 to 54 5.0
55 and over 3.1

Drug-related deaths by drug category, 2007-2008
Drug category Drug-related Drug-related suicide
Deaths, 2007 Deaths, 2008 Single-drug deaths, 2008 Deaths, 2007 Deaths, 2008 Single-drug deaths, 2008
* 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 379 464 43 110 111 7
Alcohol* 145 190 4 44 60 --
Cocaine 68 63 -- 4 -- 0
Marijuana 66 133 5 12 14 0
Stimulants 59 79 -- 12 9 0
Club drugs -- 4 0 -- 0 0
Hallucinogens†† -- 0 0 0 0 0
Inhalants -- -- 0 -- 4 0
Antidepressants 102 164 -- 36 50 --
Antipsychotics 15 31 0 13 18 0
Benzodiazepines 102 173 0 31 54 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 41 44 0 16 30 --
Opiates/opioids 290 368 26 41 48 0
– Heroin (specified) 101 142 18 -- -- 0
– Methadone 110 143 6 6 9 0
– All other opiates/opioids 132 166 -- 35 39 0
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents -- 5 0 0 6 0
Salicylates/combinations 0 -- 0 -- 0 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations 15 26 0 6 19 --
Anticonvulsants 19 14 0 -- 13 --
Muscle relaxants 21 43 0 7 15 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, 2008 (08/2009 update).

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