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Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 488
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 88
Metro area population, 2010 3,408,138
Population covered by DAWN 3,408,138
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 (3) 488 14.3 88 2.6 3,408,138
1. King County, WA 267 13.9 47 2.5 1,916,576
2. Pierce County, WA 127 15.9 25 3.1 796,896
3. Snohomish County, WA 94 13.5 16 2.3 694,666

Deaths by manner of death, 2010
Suicide 15.3%
Homicide 0.2%
Could not be determined 3.5%
Accidental 78.0%
Natural 3.1%

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2010
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 82 244 326
Alcohol 2 106 108
Benzodiazepines 0 92 92
Antidepressants 2 80 82
Cocaine 25 53 78

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2010
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 4 29 33
Benzodiazepines 1 24 25
Antidepressants 3 21 24
Alcohol 0 19 19
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 2 17 19

Death rates by sex and age: Drug-related, 2010
Sex Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 17.2
Female 11.4

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 2.3
21 to 34 12.9
35 to 54 23.0
55 and over 18.2

Death rates by sex and age: Drug-related suicide, 2010
Sex Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 2.5
Female 2.6

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 *
21 to 34 1.5
35 to 54 4.8
55 and over 3.2

Place of death, 2010
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 144
Home 255
Public place 31
Other 58
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 17
Home 58
Public place 9
Other 4
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 545 488 194 61 88 32
Alcohol 103 108 * 16 19 0
Cocaine 109 78 25 * * *
Marijuana 12 4 0 * 0 0
Stimulants 55 57 22 * * 0
Club drugs * 4 * 0 * 0
Hallucinogens * * 0 0 * 0
Inhalants * 6 4 4 11 7
Antidepressants 131 82 * 21 24 *
Antipsychotics 24 15 * 5 7 *
Benzodiazepines 117 92 0 16 25 *
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 64 41 0 21 19 *
Opiates/opioids 346 326 82 23 33 4
– Heroin (specified) 41 66 20 0 * 0
– Methadone 146 131 38 4 5 0
– All other opiates/opioids 206 161 24 20 29 4
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents * * * 4 * 0
Salicylates/combinations 8 5 * * * *
Misc. analgesics/combinations 22 18 4 14 16 *
Anticonvulsants 19 8 * 4 * 0
Muscle relaxants 24 10 * * 5 *

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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