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San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA


Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 240
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 46
Metro area population, 2009 1,785,097
Population covered by DAWN 1,785,097
Percent of population covered by DAWN 100%

Metro area overview: Deaths and population by county, 2009
County Drug-related Drug-related suicide Population
Deaths Rate Deaths Rate
Total participating (3) 240 13.4 46 2.6 1,785,097
1. Marin County, CA 33 13.2 12 4.8 250,750
2. San Francisco County, CA 161 19.7 11 1.3 815,358
3. San Mateo County, CA 46 6.4 23 3.2 718,989

Deaths by manner of death, 2009
Suicide 16.1%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 5.2%
Accidental 68.2%
Natural 10.5%

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2009
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 20 145 165
Cocaine 23 57 80
Alcohol 0 66 66
Benzodiazepines 0 53 53
Stimulants 5 34 39

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2009
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 0 26 26
Antidepressants 1 24 25
Benzodiazepines 0 16 16
Alcohol 0 14 14
Misc. analgesics/combinations 1 11 12

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2009
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 19.1
Female 7.8

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 1.3
21 to 34 9.9
35 to 54 22.1
55 and over 16.0

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related suicide, 2009
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 1.8
Female 3.4

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.0
21 to 34 2.9
35 to 54 3.4
55 and over 3.4

Place of death, 2009
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 46
Home 145
Public place 13
Other 36
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility *
Home 32
Public place 4
Other 7
Not documented 0

Drug-related deaths by drug category, 2008-2009
Drug category Drug-related Drug-related suicide
Deaths, 2008 Deaths, 2009 Single-drug deaths, 2009 Deaths, 2008 Deaths, 2009 Single-drug deaths, 2009
NOTES: Alcohol row includes alcohol in combination with other drugs (all ages) and alcohol alone in decedents under age 21. Club drugs row includes MDMA (Ecstasy), GHB, flunitrazepam (Rohypnol), and ketamine. Hallucinogens row includes PCP, LSD, and miscellaneous hallucinogens.
ALL DRUGS 262 240 52 44 46 4
Alcohol 52 66 0 10 14 0
Cocaine 86 80 23 0 * 0
Marijuana * 6 0 * 0 0
Stimulants 39 39 5 0 * 0
Club drugs * * 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens * 0 0 0 0 0
Inhalants * * 0 * * 0
Antidepressants 53 35 0 20 25 *
Antipsychotics 14 10 0 4 5 0
Benzodiazepines 59 53 0 10 16 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 30 16 0 14 11 0
Opiates/opioids 159 165 20 25 26 0
– Heroin (specified) 12 23 * 0 * 0
– Methadone 60 65 8 6 4 0
– All other opiates/opioids 119 112 11 22 23 0
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents * * 0 0 0 0
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 0 * 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations 14 16 * * 12 *
Anticonvulsants 12 10 * * * 0
Muscle relaxants 12 10 0 * * 0

End Notes

1. Drug-related deaths exclude suicides.
2. All death rates are per 100,000 population.
3. An asterisk (*) signifies that a small number of deaths was suppressed to protect privacy.
SOURCE: Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, SAMHSA, Drug Abuse Warning Network, 2009.

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