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Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 202
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 42
Metro area population, 2007 2,175,113
Population covered by DAWN 1,746,320
Percent of population covered by DAWN 80%

Metro area overview: Deaths and population by county, 2007
Metro area component Drug-related Drug-related suicide Population
Deaths Rate Deaths Rate
* Area did not participate in DAWN this year.
Total participating (5) 202 11.6 42 2.4 1,746,320
1. Clackamas County, OR 14 3.7 7 1.9 376,251
2. Columbia County, OR 2 4.1 0 0.0 48,996
3. Multnomah County, OR 161 22.9 23 3.3 701,986
4. Washington County, OR 25 4.8 11 2.1 522,514
5. Yamhill County, OR 0 0.0 1 1.0 96,573
6. Clark County, WA*         418,070
7. Skamania County, WA*         10,723

Deaths by manner of death, 2007
Suicide 17.2%
Homicide 0.4%
Could not be determined 11.5%
Accidental 68.9%
Natural 2.0%

Place of death, 2007
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 39
Home 92
Public place 15
Other 56
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 9
Home 27
Public place --
Other --
Not documented 0

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2007
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 20 140 160
Alcohol 2 67 69
Cocaine 10 45 55
Antidepressants 0 47 47
Benzodiazepines 0 45 45

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2007
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Antidepressants 2 15 17
Opiates/opioids 1 15 16
Benzodiazepines 0 13 13
Alcohol 0 12 12
Antipsychotics 1 5 6

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2007
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 16.1
Female 7.1

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 1.7
21 to 34 13.4
35 to 54 23.8
55 and over 5.1

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related suicide, 2007
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 3.2
Female 1.6

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.8
21 to 34 2.3
35 to 54 3.5
55 and over 2.8

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 183 200 34 47 41 12
Alcohol* 40 68 -- 18 12 0
Cocaine 54 55 10 -- -- 0
Marijuana 18 25 -- 5 5 0
Stimulants 23 24 -- -- -- --
Club drugs 0 -- 0 0 -- 0
Hallucinogens†† 0 -- 0 0 0 0
Inhalants -- -- 0 -- -- --
Antidepressants 41 47 0 23 17 --
Antipsychotics 9 -- 0 5 6 --
Benzodiazepines 44 44 0 16 12 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 22 15 0 13 4 --
Opiates/opioids 161 159 20 24 15 --
– Heroin (specified) 52 76 11 -- -- --
– Methadone 62 47 -- 5 -- 0
– All other opiates/opioids 99 75 7 20 13 0
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 -- 0 0 0 0
Salicylates/combinations -- 0 0 -- -- --
Misc. analgesics/combinations -- 5 0 8 4 --
Anticonvulsants 11 6 0 -- -- 0
Muscle relaxants 8 5 0 -- -- 0

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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