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San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA: San Mateo County, CA

Drug misuse deaths reported to DAWN 82
Suicide deaths reported to DAWN 13
Population 699,216
Drug misuse deaths per 1,000,000 population 117.3
Suicide deaths per 1,000,000 population 18.6

Drug-related deaths by drug category, 2003-2004
Drug category Drug misuse Suicide
Deaths,
2003
Deaths,
2004
Single-drug
deaths,
2004
Deaths,
2003
Deaths,
2004
Single-drug
deaths,
2004
1 Includes alcohol in combination with other drugs (all ages) and alcohol alone in decedents under age 21.
2 Includes MDMA (Ecstasy), GHB, flunitrazepam (Rohypnol), and ketamine.
3 Includes PCP, LSD, and miscellaneous hallucinogens.
ALL DRUGS 58 82 8 15 13 --
Alcohol1 14 20 0 6 -- --
Cocaine 18 17 -- 5 -- --
Marijuana -- -- 0 0 0 --
Stimulants 15 22 -- 4 -- --
Club drugs2 -- 0 0 0 0 --
Hallucinogens3 0 0 0 0 0 --
Inhalants 0 -- 0 0 -- --
 
Antidepressants 15 20 -- 4 5 --
Antipsychotics -- 5 0 -- -- --
Benzodiazepines 7 13 0 0 5 --
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics -- 15 0 4 4 --
Opiates/opioids 23 41 4 5 5 --
– Heroin (specified) -- -- 0 0 -- --
– Methadone -- 6 -- 0 0 --
– All other opiates/opioids 20 38 -- 5 5 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 0 0 --
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 0 0 --
Misc. analgesics/combinations 11 15 0 -- -- --
Anticonvulsants 0 8 0 -- -- --
Muscle relaxants 0 7 0 0 0 --

Deaths by case type, 2004
Suicide 13.7%
Overmedication 28.4%
Homicide 1.1%
All other accidental 45.3%
Could not be determined 11.6%

Causes of death, 2004
Drug misuse Deaths
Any drug-related cause 55
– Abuse 0
– Drug or alcohol 55
– Toxic effects 54
Body systems (includes infections) 31
Accidents and injuries 11

Place of death, 2004
Drug misuse Deaths
Health care facility 18
Home 47
Public place 12
Other 5
Not documented 0

Death rates by gender and age: Drug misuse, 2004
Gender Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Male 170.7
Female 65.2

Age Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Under 21 21.7
21 to 34 116.0
35 to 54 190.3
55 and over 125.4

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug misuse deaths, 2004
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 4 37 41
Stimulants 1 21 22
Antidepressants 1 19 20
Alcohol 0 20 20
Cocaine 2 15 17

End Notes
-- Indicates a number less than 4 has been suppressed.
SOURCE: Office of Applied Studies, SAMHSA, Drug Abuse Warning Network 2004 (11/2005 update).

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