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San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 318
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 42
Metro area population, 2010 4,318,184
Population covered by DAWN 2,575,793
Percent of population covered by DAWN 60%

Metro area overview: Deaths and population by county, 2010
County Drug-related Drug-related suicide Population
Deaths Rate Deaths Rate
Area did not participate in DAWN this year.
Total participating (3) 318 12.3 42 1.6 2,575,793
1. Alameda County, CA - - - - 1,491,616
2. Contra Costa County, CA 100 9.6 15 1.4 1,041,389
3. Marin County, CA - - - - 250,776
4. San Francisco County, CA 171 21.0 10 1.2 815,366
5. San Mateo County, CA 47 6.5 17 2.4 719,038

Deaths by manner of death, 2010
Suicide 11.7%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 1.1%
Accidental 81.9%
Natural 5.3%

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2010
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 25 164 189
Alcohol 0 85 85
Cocaine 27 58 85
Stimulants 30 47 77
Benzodiazepines 0 65 65

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2010
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 3 20 23
Antidepressants 1 18 19
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 3 11 14
Benzodiazepines 0 11 11
Alcohol 0 10 10

Death rates by sex and age: Drug-related, 2010
Sex Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 17.2
Female 7.5

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 1.1
21 to 34 7.4
35 to 54 19.9
55 and over 17.7

Death rates by sex and age: Drug-related suicide, 2010
Sex Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 1.5
Female 1.8

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.0
21 to 34 1.7
35 to 54 2.0
55 and over 2.7

Place of death, 2010
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 58
Home 180
Public place 30
Other 49
Not documented *

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility *
Home 31
Public place 6
Other *
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 - 318 95 - 42 9
Alcohol - 85 0 - 10 0
Cocaine - 85 27 - * 0
Marijuana - 11 * - 0 0
Stimulants - 77 30 - 4 0
Club drugs - 7 * - 0 0
Hallucinogens - * * - 0 0
Inhalants - * 0 - * *
Antidepressants - 48 * - 19 *
Antipsychotics - 14 0 - * 0
Benzodiazepines - 65 0 - 11 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics - 40 * - 14 *
Opiates/opioids - 189 25 - 23 *
– Heroin (specified) - 17 * - * 0
– Methadone - 68 11 - * 0
– All other opiates/opioids - 132 13 - 23 *
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents - * 0 - 4 0
Salicylates/combinations - 0 0 - * 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations - 17 0 - 10 0
Anticonvulsants - 9 0 - * 0
Muscle relaxants - 15 0 - 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.
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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