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San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 314
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 60
Metro area population, 2005 2,936,609
Population covered by DAWN 2,936,609
Percent of population covered by DAWN 100%

Metro area overview: Deaths and population by county, 2005
Metro area component Drug-related Drug-related suicide Population
Deaths Rate Deaths Rate
Total participating (1) 314 10.7 60 2.0 2,936,609
1. San Diego County, CA 314 10.7 60 2.0 2,936,609

Deaths by manner of death, 2005
Suicide 16.0%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 1.9%
Natural/accidental 82.1%

Place of death, 2005
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 81
Home 167
Public place 29
Other 37
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 5
Home 40
Public place --
Other 12
Not documented 0

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2005
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 21 155 176
Stimulants 66 48 114
Benzodiazepines 1 87 88
Antidepressants 1 69 70
Alcohol 0 52 52

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2005
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Antidepressants 2 21 23
Opiates/opioids 0 21 21
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 2 16 18
Benzodiazepines 1 16 17
Miscellaneous analgesics/combinations 1 11 12

Gender and age death rates: Drug-related, 2005
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 14.1
Female 7.3

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 1.0
21 to 34 7.8
35 to 54 23.4
55 and over 10.4

Gender and age death rates: Drug-related suicide, 2005
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 1.9
Female 2.2

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.1
21 to 34 1.1
35 to 54 4.3
55 and over 2.8

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 283 314 102 62 60 12
Alcohol* 68 52 0 23 12 0
Cocaine 51 43 11 -- 4 --
Marijuana 6 34 0 0 -- 0
Stimulants 89 114 66 4 5 --
Club drugs -- -- 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens†† 0 0 0 0 0 0
Inhalants 0 -- -- 0 -- 0
Antidepressants 67 70 -- 28 23 --
Antipsychotics 16 18 0 11 8 --
Benzodiazepines 69 88 -- 17 17 --
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 30 24 0 14 18 --
Opiates/opioids 166 176 21 22 21 0
– Heroin (specified) 48 35 5 -- 0 0
– Methadone 26 33 6 -- 4 0
– All other opiates/opioids 114 139 10 21 17 0
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents -- 4 0 -- -- 0
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 -- 0 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations 21 11 0 6 12 --
Anticonvulsants 6 10 -- -- 4 --
Muscle relaxants 23 8 0 6 4 0

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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