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San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA: Contra Costa County, CA

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 100
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 15
Population 1,041,389
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 9.6
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 1.4

Deaths by manner of death, 2010
Suicide 13.0%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 1.7%
Accidental 79.1%
Natural 6.1%

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2010
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 12 41 53
Stimulants 17 18 35
Alcohol 0 25 25
Benzodiazepines 0 21 21
Antidepressants 0 17 17

Death rates by sex and age: Drug-related, 2010
Sex Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 12.5
Female 6.8

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 *
21 to 34 10.4
35 to 54 15.8
55 and over 11.5

Place of death, 2010
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 22
Home 53
Public place 13
Other 12
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 0
Home 12
Public place *
Other 0
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 80 100 39 14 15 *
Alcohol 11 25 0 6 4 *
Cocaine 7 16 7 0 0 *
Marijuana 0 0 0 0 0 *
Stimulants 29 35 17 * 4 *
Club drugs 0 0 0 0 0 *
Hallucinogens 0 0 0 0 0 *
Inhalants 0 0 0 0 0 *
Antidepressants 15 17 0 7 7 *
Antipsychotics * 8 0 * 0 *
Benzodiazepines 14 21 0 * 5 *
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics * 9 0 5 5 *
Opiates/opioids 47 53 12 7 8 *
– Heroin (specified) * 6 * 0 0 *
– Methadone 16 22 4 0 * *
– All other opiates/opioids 37 35 7 7 8 *
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 * 0 0 0 *
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 0 0 *
Misc. analgesics/combinations * 4 0 * * *
Anticonvulsants * * 0 0 * *
Muscle relaxants 6 8 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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