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Salem, OR

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 35
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 14
Metro area population, 2007 386,714
Population covered by DAWN 386,714
Percent of population covered by DAWN 100%

Metro area overview: Deaths and population by county, 2007
Metro area component Drug-related Drug-related suicide Population
Deaths Rate Deaths Rate
Total participating (2) 35 9.1 14 3.6 386,714
1. Marion County, OR 28 9.0 8 2.6 311,449
2. Polk County, OR 7 9.3 6 8.0 75,265

Deaths by manner of death, 2007
Suicide 28.6%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 14.3%
Accidental 53.1%
Natural 4.1%

Place of death, 2007
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility --
Home 21
Public place --
Other 10
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 0
Home 11
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 3 27 30
Alcohol 0 13 13
Antidepressants 0 12 12
Benzodiazepines 0 8 8
Stimulants 0 8 8

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2007
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 1 5 6
Alcohol 1 5 6
Antidepressants 1 3 4

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2007
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 9.8
Female 8.3

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 1.7
21 to 34 14.1
35 to 54 17.6
55 and over 4.4

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related suicide, 2007
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 5.7
Female 1.6

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.9
21 to 34 3.9
35 to 54 6.8
55 and over 3.3

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   35 5   14 7
Alcohol*   13 0   6 --
Cocaine   -- 0   0 0
Marijuana   -- 0   -- 0
Stimulants   8 0   -- --
Club drugs   0 0   0 0
Hallucinogens††   0 0   0 0
Inhalants   -- --   0 0
Antidepressants   12 0   4 --
Antipsychotics   -- 0   -- 0
Benzodiazepines   8 0   -- 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics   -- 0   0 0
Opiates/opioids   30 --   6 --
– Heroin (specified)   12 --   0 0
– Methadone   13 0   -- 0
– All other opiates/opioids   10 --   5 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents   0 0   0 0
Salicylates/combinations   0 0   0 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations   -- 0   0 0
Anticonvulsants   0 0   0 0
Muscle relaxants   5 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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