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

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 315
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 51
Population 1,859,284
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 16.9
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 2.7

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 336 315 104 81 51 9
Alcohol* 77 77 0 41 14 0
Cocaine 122 91 18 16 7 --
Marijuana 16 6 -- 10 -- 0
Stimulants 28 29 13 11 -- --
Club drugs 4 -- 0 4 -- 0
Hallucinogens†† 0 -- 0 0 -- 0
Inhalants -- -- -- -- 0 0
Antidepressants 76 74 0 25 18 --
Antipsychotics 6 9 -- -- 5 0
Benzodiazepines 47 32 0 20 18 --
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 40 33 0 21 15 0
– Opiates/opioids 199 192 30 27 22 0
– Heroin (specified) 59 57 8 -- 0 0
– Methadone 96 80 6 -- -- 0
All other opiates/opioids 79 89 16 23 21 0
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents -- -- -- -- -- 0
Salicylates/combinations -- -- -- -- -- --
Misc. analgesics/combinations 18 18 -- 12 15 --
Anticonvulsants 16 27 -- 5 7 0
Muscle relaxants 12 10 0 -- 5 0

Deaths by manner of death, 2007
Suicide 13.9%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 4.4%
Accidental 81.4%
Natural 0.3%

Place of death, 2007
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 102
Home 148
Public place 29
Other 36
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 7
Home 26
Public place 8
Other 10
Not documented 0

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2007
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 22.4
Female 11.5

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 3.4
21 to 34 18.5
35 to 54 25.9
55 and over 17.5

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2007
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 30 162 192
Cocaine 18 73 91
Alcohol 0 77 77
Antidepressants 0 74 74
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 0 33 33

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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