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

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 74
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 23
Population 701,175
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 10.6
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 3.3

Drug-related deaths by drug category, 2004-2005
Drug category Drug-related Drug-related suicide
Deaths,
2004
Deaths,
2005
Single-drug
deaths,
2005
Deaths,
2004
Deaths,
2005
Single-drug
deaths,
2005
* Includes alcohol in combination with other drugs (all ages) and alcohol alone in decedents under age 21.
Includes MDMA (Ecstasy), GHB, flunitrazepam (Rohypnol), and ketamine.
†† Includes PCP, LSD, and miscellaneous hallucinogens.
ALL DRUGS 82 74 15 13 23 4
Alcohol* 20 21 -- -- -- 0
Cocaine 17 27 10 -- -- --
Marijuana -- -- 0 0 0 0
Stimulants 22 16 -- -- 4 0
Club drugs 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens†† 0 0 0 0 0 0
Inhalants -- 0 0 -- 0 0
Antidepressants 20 15 0 5 11 --
Antipsychotics 5 -- 0 -- 5 --
Benzodiazepines 13 11 0 5 4 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 15 11 0 4 7 0
Opiates/opioids 41 33 -- 5 10 0
– Heroin (specified) -- 0 0 -- 0 0
– Methadone 6 8 -- 0 -- 0
– All other opiates/opioids 38 27 0 5 10 0
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 -- 0 0 -- 0
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 0 0 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations 15 18 0 -- 6 0
Anticonvulsants 8 6 0 -- -- --
Muscle relaxants 7 4 0 0 -- 0

Deaths by manner of death, 2005
Suicide 23.7%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 8.2%
Natural/accidental 68.0%

Place of death, 2005
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 13
Home 42
Public place 14
Other 5
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 5
Home 12
Public place 4
Other --
Not documented 0

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2005
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 13.8
Female 7.4

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 1.6
21 to 34 6.8
35 to 54 17.2
55 and over 14.0

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2005
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 1 32 33
Cocaine 10 17 27
Alcohol 2 19 21
Miscellaneous analgesics/combinations 0 18 18
Stimulants 1 15 16

End Notes
1. Drug-related deaths exclude suicides.
2. All death rates are per 100,000 population.
3. -- A number less than 4 has been suppressed.

SOURCE: Office of Applied Studies, SAMHSA, Drug Abuse Warning Network, 2005 (08/2008 update).

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