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

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 230
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 50
Population 764,976
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 30.1
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 6.5

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   230 42   50 11
Alcohol*   81 --   17 0
Cocaine   137 28   15 --
Marijuana   7 0   -- --
Stimulants   49 6   6 --
Club drugs   7 0   -- 0
Hallucinogens††   -- 0   -- 0
Inhalants   -- 0   -- --
Antidepressants   43 0   14 0
Antipsychotics   12 0   9 --
Benzodiazepines   35 0   10 --
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics   46 0   12 0
– Opiates/opioids   137 4   16 0
– Heroin (specified)   8 0   0 0
– Methadone   52 --   0 0
All other opiates/opioids   112 --   16 0
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents   -- 0   0 0
Salicylates/combinations   0 0   -- 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations   8 --   8 --
Anticonvulsants   12 0   -- 0
Muscle relaxants   8 0   0 0

Deaths by manner of death, 2007
Suicide 17.9%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 2.1%
Accidental 68.6%
Natural 11.4%

Place of death, 2007
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 49
Home 126
Public place 18
Other 37
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 10
Home 33
Public place 4
Other --
Not documented 0

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2007
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 44.2
Female 15.4

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 4.6
21 to 34 16.8
35 to 54 49.3
55 and over 31.1

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2007
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 4 133 137
Cocaine 28 109 137
Alcohol 3 78 81
Stimulants 6 43 49
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 0 46 46

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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