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San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 419
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 88
Metro area population, 2010 3,054,008
Population covered by DAWN 3,054,008
Percent of population covered by DAWN 100%

Metro area overview: Deaths and population by county, 2010
County Drug-related Drug-related suicide Population
Deaths Rate Deaths Rate
Total participating (1) 419 13.7 88 2.9 3,054,008
1. San Diego County, CA 419 13.7 88 2.9 3,054,008

Deaths by manner of death, 2010
Suicide 17.4%
Homicide 0.6%
Could not be determined 0.6%
Accidental 81.1%
Natural 0.4%

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2010
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 36 204 240
Stimulants 89 29 118
Benzodiazepines 1 116 117
Antidepressants 5 78 83
Alcohol 1 70 71

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2010
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Antidepressants 0 34 34
Opiates/opioids 5 28 33
Benzodiazepines 1 21 22
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 2 19 21
Alcohol 0 20 20

Death rates by sex and age: Drug-related, 2010
Sex Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 17.7
Female 9.7

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 1.8
21 to 34 10.9
35 to 54 25.1
55 and over 17.7

Death rates by sex and age: Drug-related suicide, 2010
Sex Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 3.2
Female 2.6

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 *
21 to 34 1.7
35 to 54 4.2
55 and over 5.9

Place of death, 2010
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 119
Home 223
Public place 23
Other 54
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 14
Home 49
Public place 9
Other 16
Not documented 0

Drug-related deaths by drug category, 2009-2010
Drug category Drug-relatedDrug-related suicide
Deaths, 2009 Deaths, 2010 Single-drug deaths, 2010 Deaths, 2009 Deaths, 2010 Single-drug deaths, 2010
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 376 419 173 103 88 30
Alcohol 84 71 * 18 20 0
Cocaine 22 33 9 * * 0
Marijuana 0 * 0 0 0 0
Stimulants 88 118 89 6 * 0
Club drugs * 6 * 0 * *
Hallucinogens * 0 0 0 0 0
Inhalants 5 8 6 10 11 10
Antidepressants 72 83 5 24 34 0
Antipsychotics 23 19 4 17 14 *
Benzodiazepines 111 117 * 32 22 *
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 43 48 * 30 21 *
Opiates/opioids 247 240 36 35 33 5
– Heroin (specified) 50 62 15 * * *
– Methadone 42 54 10 0 * *
– All other opiates/opioids 177 151 11 33 29 *
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 * 0 0 * 0
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 * 0 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations 17 27 * 18 10 *
Anticonvulsants 14 21 * 10 4 *
Muscle relaxants 22 24 0 10 7 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.
4. A dash (-) represents a blank cell.
SOURCE: Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, SAMHSA, Drug Abuse Warning Network, 2010.

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