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San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 218
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 27
Metro area population, 2010 1,785,179
Population covered by DAWN 1,534,404
Percent of population covered by DAWN 86%

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 (2) 218 14.2 27 1.8 1,534,404
1. Marin County, CA - - - - 250,776
2. San Francisco County, CA 171 21.0 10 1.2 815,366
3. San Mateo County, CA 47 6.5 17 2.4 719,038

Deaths by manner of death, 2010
Suicide 11.0%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 0.8%
Accidental 83.3%
Natural 4.9%

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2010
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 13 123 136
Cocaine 20 49 69
Alcohol 0 60 60
Benzodiazepines 0 44 44
Stimulants 13 29 42

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2010
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 1 14 15
Antidepressants 1 11 12
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 3 6 9
Misc. analgesics/combinations 0 7 7
Alcohol 0 6 6

Death rates by sex and age: Drug-related, 2010
Sex Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 20.3
Female 8.0

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 1.6
21 to 34 6.0
35 to 54 22.6
55 and over 21.6

Death rates by sex and age: Drug-related suicide, 2010
Sex Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 1.6
Female 2.0

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.0
21 to 34 1.7
35 to 54 1.9
55 and over 3.1

Place of death, 2010
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 36
Home 127
Public place 17
Other 37
Not documented *

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility *
Home 19
Public place *
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 - 218 56 - 27 6
Alcohol - 60 0 - 6 0
Cocaine - 69 20 - * 0
Marijuana - 11 * - 0 0
Stimulants - 42 13 - 0 0
Club drugs - 7 * - 0 0
Hallucinogens - * * - 0 0
Inhalants - * 0 - * *
Antidepressants - 31 * - 12 *
Antipsychotics - 6 0 - * 0
Benzodiazepines - 44 0 - 6 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics - 31 * - 9 *
Opiates/opioids - 136 13 - 15 *
– Heroin (specified) - 11 0 - * 0
– Methadone - 46 7 - 0 0
– All other opiates/opioids - 97 6 - 15 *
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents - * 0 - 4 0
Salicylates/combinations - 0 0 - * 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations - 13 0 - 7 0
Anticonvulsants - 8 0 - * 0
Muscle relaxants - 7 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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