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Oregon


Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 489
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 116
State population, 2009 3,825,657
Population covered by DAWN 3,825,657
Percent of population covered by DAWN 100%

State overview: Deaths and population by county, 2009
County Drug-related Drug-related suicide Population
Deaths Rate Deaths Rate
Total participating (36) 489 12.8 116 3.0 3,825,657
1. Baker County 5 31.1 1 6.2 16,082
2. Benton County 5 6.1 1 1.2 82,605
3. Clackamas County 41 10.6 6 1.6 386,143
4. Clatsop County 8 21.5 1 2.7 37,243
5. Columbia County 6 12.1 1 2.0 49,592
6. Coos County 7 11.1 5 8.0 62,795
7. Crook County 2 8.9 0 0.0 22,566
8. Curry County 0 0.0 0 0.0 21,148
9. Deschutes County 9 5.7 3 1.9 158,629
10. Douglas County 7 6.8 5 4.8 103,205
11. Gilliam County 0 0.0 0 0.0 1,645
12. Grant County 0 0.0 0 0.0 6,795
13. Harney County 2 29.6 1 14.8 6,756
14. Hood River County 1 4.6 1 4.6 21,883
15. Jackson County 23 11.4 9 4.5 201,286
16. Jefferson County 1 5.0 0 0.0 19,959
17. Josephine County 0 0.0 0 0.0 81,026
18. Klamath County 3 4.5 2 3.0 66,247
19. Lake County 0 0.0 1 14.1 7,089
20. Lane County 90 25.6 20 5.7 351,109
21. Lincoln County 6 13.0 2 4.3 46,293
22. Linn County 13 11.2 5 4.3 116,584
23. Malheur County 4 13.0 1 3.3 30,745
24. Marion County 43 13.5 15 4.7 317,981
25. Morrow County 2 17.3 0 0.0 11,533
26. Multnomah County 145 19.9 21 2.9 726,855
27. Polk County 14 17.9 1 1.3 78,122
28. Sherman County 0 0.0 1 58.4 1,711
29. Tillamook County 4 16.1 1 4.0 24,889
30. Umatilla County 5 6.8 3 4.1 73,347
31. Union County 1 4.0 0 0.0 25,038
32. Wallowa County 0 0.0 0 0.0 6,889
33. Wasco County 1 4.1 0 0.0 24,149
34. Washington County 38 7.1 7 1.3 537,318
35. Wheeler County 0 0.0 0 0.0 1,363
36. Yamhill County 3 3.0 2 2.0 99,037

Deaths by manner of death, 2009
Suicide 19.2%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 9.3%
Accidental 65.5%
Natural 6.1%

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2009
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 139 244 383
Alcohol 9 173 182
Stimulants 12 61 73
Benzodiazepines 3 57 60
Antidepressants 1 44 45

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2009
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Alcohol 1 50 51
Opiates/opioids 5 40 45
Benzodiazepines 2 42 44
Antidepressants 2 33 35
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 3 16 19

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2009
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 16.3
Female 9.3

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 2.4
21 to 34 16.0
35 to 54 22.3
55 and over 11.0

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related suicide, 2009
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 3.2
Female 2.9

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.6
21 to 34 2.3
35 to 54 6.6
55 and over 2.3

Place of death, 2009
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 98
Home 263
Public place 16
Other 112
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 22
Home 64
Public place *
Other 28
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 464 489 196 111 116 27
Alcohol 190 182 9 60 51 *
Cocaine 63 31 * * * 0
Marijuana 133 23 * 14 10 0
Stimulants 79 73 12 9 6 *
Club drugs 4 * 0 0 * 0
Hallucinogens 0 * 0 0 * 0
Inhalants * * * 4 9 6
Antidepressants 164 45 * 50 35 *
Antipsychotics 31 23 * 18 10 *
Benzodiazepines 173 60 * 54 44 *
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 44 14 * 30 19 *
Opiates/opioids 368 383 139 48 45 5
– Heroin (specified) 142 148 59 * 0 0
– Methadone 143 118 45 9 12 0
– All other opiates/opioids 166 167 35 39 38 5
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 5 * 0 6 5 0
Salicylates/combinations * * 0 0 * 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations 26 12 * 19 6 0
Anticonvulsants 14 9 * 13 4 0
Muscle relaxants 42 13 0 15 11 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.