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Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA: Pierce County, WA

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 87
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 11
Population 766,878
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 11.3
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 1.4

Drug-related deaths by drug category, 2005-2006
Drug category Drug-related Drug-related suicide
Deaths, 2005 Deaths, 2006 Single-drug
deaths, 2006
Deaths, 2005 Deaths, 2006 Single-drug
deaths, 2006
* 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   87 11   11 --
Alcohol*   21 --   9 --
Cocaine   26 --   -- --
Marijuana   11 0   -- --
Stimulants   15 --   -- --
Club drugs   0 0   0 --
Hallucinogens††   0 0   0 --
Inhalants   5 --   0 --
Antidepressants   36 0   5 --
Antipsychotics   -- 0   -- --
Benzodiazepines   25 0   4 --
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics   13 0   -- --
Opiates/opioids   59 --   4 --
– Heroin (specified)   7 0   0 --
– Methadone   31 0   -- --
– All other opiates/opioids   40 --   -- --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents   -- 0   0 --
Salicylates/combinations   -- 0   0 --
Misc. analgesics/combinations   15 0   -- --
Anticonvulsants   -- 0   0 --
Muscle relaxants   5 0   -- --

Deaths by manner of death, 2006
Suicide 11.2%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 7.1%
Accidental 79.6%
Natural 2.0%

Place of death, 2006
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 21
Home 43
Public place 7
Other 16
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility --
Home 9
Public place --
Other 0
Not documented 0

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2006
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 13.1
Female 9.6

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 3.6
21 to 34 12.4
35 to 54 21.8
55 and over 6.3

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2006
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 2 57 59
Antidepressants 0 36 36
Cocaine 2 24 26
Benzodiazepines 0 25 25
Alcohol 3 18 21

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, 2006 (08/2008 update).

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