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Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV: District of Columbia

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 214
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 24
Population 588,292
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 36.4
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 4.1

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 123 214 121 13 24 11
Alcohol* 31 45 -- -- 5 0
Cocaine 73 127 73 5 5 --
Marijuana 0 -- -- 0 0 0
Stimulants 0 -- -- -- -- --
Club drugs -- 0 0 0 -- 0
Hallucinogens†† -- 14 9 0 -- 0
Inhalants 0 0 0 -- 0 0
Antidepressants 15 7 -- -- 8 --
Antipsychotics -- 0 0 0 -- 0
Benzodiazepines 0 8 -- 4 8 --
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics -- -- 0 -- 4 --
– Opiates/opioids 72 97 34 4 5 --
– Heroin (specified) 7 4 -- 0 0 0
– Methadone 15 20 9 -- 0 0
All other opiates/opioids 59 77 22 -- 5 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 0 -- 0
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 0 0 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations 0 -- 0 0 -- --
Anticonvulsants -- -- 0 0 -- 0
Muscle relaxants 0 -- 0 0 0 0

Deaths by manner of death, 2007
Suicide 10.1%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 5.0%
Accidental 49.2%
Natural 35.7%

Place of death, 2007
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 95
Home 68
Public place 36
Other 15
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility --
Home 18
Public place --
Other --
Not documented 0

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2007
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 56.8
Female 18.1

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.7
21 to 34 10.7
35 to 54 84.1
55 and over 44.9

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2007
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Cocaine 73 54 127
Opiates/opioids 34 63 97
Alcohol 1 44 45
Hallucinogens 9 5 14
Benzodiazepines 1 7 8

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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