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Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 353
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 69
Metro area population, 2010 5,476,789
Population covered by DAWN 5,476,789
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 (22) 353 6.4 69 1.3 5,476,789
1. District of Columbia, DC 106 17.7 10 1.7 599,718
2. Calvert County, MD 7 7.8 0 0.0 89,224
3. Charles County, MD 11 7.7 1 0.7 142,251
4. Frederick County, MD 14 6.1 2 0.9 228,013
5. Montgomery County, MD 33 3.4 9 0.9 971,664
6. Prince George's County, MD 49 5.9 5 0.6 834,665
7. Alexandria City, VA 6 4.0 3 2.0 149,981
8. Arlington County, VA 8 3.7 5 2.3 217,463
9. Clarke County, VA 1 6.9 1 6.9 14,587
10. Fairfax City, VA 0 0.0 2 8.1 24,665
11. Fairfax County, VA 36 3.5 15 1.4 1,037,735
12. Falls Church City, VA 0 0.0 0 0.0 11,958
13. Fauquier County, VA 9 13.2 1 1.5 68,013
14. Fredericksburg City, VA 6 25.9 0 0.0 23,195
15. Loudoun County, VA 8 2.7 5 1.7 301,209
16. Manassas City, VA 3 8.2 0 0.0 36,518
17. Manassas Park City, VA 0 0.0 0 0.0 12,045
18. Prince William County, VA 25 6.6 7 1.8 379,231
19. Spotsylvania County, VA 7 5.8 3 2.5 120,992
20. Stafford County, VA 4 3.2 0 0.0 124,194
21. Warren County, VA 8 21.8 0 0.0 36,715
22. Jefferson County, WV 12 22.7 0 0.0 52,756

Deaths by manner of death, 2010
Suicide 16.4%
Homicide 0.2%
Could not be determined 24.2%
Accidental 52.8%
Natural 6.4%

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2010
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 69 158 227
Cocaine 48 76 124
Alcohol 4 98 102
Benzodiazepines 0 44 44
Antidepressants 2 33 35

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2010
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Alcohol 6 19 25
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 3 14 17
Antidepressants 5 10 15
Opiates/opioids 3 12 15
Benzodiazepines 1 8 9

Death rates by sex and age: Drug-related, 2010
Sex Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 8.2
Female 4.8

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 1.1
21 to 34 6.5
35 to 54 11.1
55 and over 6.9

Death rates by sex and age: Drug-related suicide, 2010
Sex Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 1.1
Female 1.4

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.8
21 to 34 0.6
35 to 54 1.9
55 and over 1.6

Place of death, 2010
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 152
Home 150
Public place 16
Other 35
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 18
Home 41
Public place *
Other 7
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 407 353 140 83 69 36
Alcohol 114 102 4 17 25 6
Cocaine 142 124 48 * 5 *
Marijuana * * 0 0 0 0
Stimulants * 4 * 0 0 0
Club drugs 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens 14 18 4 * * *
Inhalants 5 6 4 6 8 5
Antidepressants 29 35 * 26 15 5
Antipsychotics 9 5 0 12 7 *
Benzodiazepines 31 44 0 18 9 *
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 20 26 0 17 17 *
Opiates/opioids 267 227 69 29 15 *
– Heroin (specified) 68 48 15 * 0 0
– Methadone 52 57 20 * * *
– All other opiates/opioids 177 146 34 27 13 *
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 0 * *
Salicylates/combinations * * 0 * * *
Misc. analgesics/combinations 16 8 0 9 5 4
Anticonvulsants * * 0 * * 0
Muscle relaxants 8 7 0 4 * 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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