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San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA: Contra Costa County, CA

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 82
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 19
Population 1,019,640
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 8.0
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 1.9

Drug-related deaths by drug category, 2006-2007
Drug category Drug-related Drug-related suicide
Deaths, 2006 Deaths, 2007 Single-drug
deaths, 2007
Deaths, 2006 Deaths, 2007 Single-drug
deaths, 2007
* 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 48   19 10
Alcohol*   12 0   5 0
Cocaine   17 12   -- 0
Marijuana   0 0   0 0
Stimulants   22 13   0 0
Club drugs   -- --   0 0
Hallucinogens††   0 0   0 0
Inhalants   0 0   0 0
Antidepressants   14 --   6 --
Antipsychotics   0 0   0 0
Benzodiazepines   6 0   -- 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics   5 0   -- --
– Opiates/opioids   44 16   6 --
– Heroin (specified)   7 --   0 0
– Methadone   16 5   -- --
All other opiates/opioids   28 8   4 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents   0 0   0 0
Salicylates/combinations   0 0   0 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations   -- --   -- --
Anticonvulsants   -- 0   0 0
Muscle relaxants   4 0   -- --

Deaths by manner of death, 2007
Suicide 18.8%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 1.0%
Accidental 74.3%
Natural 5.9%

Place of death, 2007
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 20
Home 44
Public place 9
Other 9
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 4
Home 13
Public place --
Other 0
Not documented 0

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2007
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 9.6
Female 6.4

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.3
21 to 34 7.9
35 to 54 16.2
55 and over 7.0

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2007
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 16 28 44
Stimulants 13 9 22
Cocaine 12 5 17
Antidepressants 3 11 14
Alcohol 0 12 12

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, 2007 (08/2008 update).

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