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Salem, OR

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 45
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 16
Metro area population, 2010 396,116
Population covered by DAWN 396,116
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 (2) 45 11.4 16 4.0 396,116
1. Marion County, OR 38 12.0 14 4.4 317,991
2. Polk County, OR 7 9.0 2 2.6 78,125

Deaths by manner of death, 2010
Suicide 26.2%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 3.3%
Accidental 65.6%
Natural 4.9%

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2010
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 14 17 31
Stimulants 1 10 11
Antidepressants 0 10 10
Alcohol 1 8 9
Benzodiazepines 0 8 8

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2010
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Alcohol 0 8 8
Opiates/opioids 3 5 8
Antidepressants 1 6 7
Benzodiazepines 0 4 4

Death rates by sex and age: Drug-related, 2010
Sex Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 12.5
Female 10.2

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 *
21 to 34 15.9
35 to 54 22.6
55 and over 7.1

Death rates by sex and age: Drug-related suicide, 2010
Sex Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 5.0
Female 3.0

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 *
21 to 34 *
35 to 54 9.8
55 and over *

Place of death, 2010
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 9
Home 21
Public place *
Other 14
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 0
Home 8
Public place 0
Other 8
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 57 45 23 16 16 4
Alcohol 23 9 * * 8 0
Cocaine 0 * 0 0 0 0
Marijuana * * 0 * * 0
Stimulants 5 11 * * * 0
Club drugs 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens * 0 0 0 0 0
Inhalants * 0 0 * 0 0
Antidepressants 8 10 0 5 7 *
Antipsychotics * * 0 * * 0
Benzodiazepines 8 8 0 7 4 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics * 4 0 * * 0
Opiates/opioids 42 31 14 9 8 *
– Heroin (specified) 11 8 * 0 * *
– Methadone 12 17 8 * * *
– All other opiates/opioids 25 13 * 8 6 *
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents * 0 0 * 0 0
Salicylates/combinations * 0 0 * 0 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations * * * 0 0 0
Anticonvulsants 0 * 0 * * 0
Muscle relaxants 0 0 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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