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San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 383
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 92
Metro area population, 2007 4,203,898
Population covered by DAWN 2,739,696
Percent of population covered by DAWN 65%

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 (4) 383 14.0 92 3.4 2,739,696
1. Alameda County, CA*         1,464,202
2. Contra Costa County, CA 82 8.0 19 1.9 1,019,640
3. Marin County, CA 26 10.5 7 2.8 248,096
4. San Francisco County, CA 230 30.1 50 6.5 764,976
5. San Mateo County, CA 45 6.4 16 2.3 706,984

Deaths by manner of death, 2007
Suicide 19.4%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 5.1%
Accidental 65.5%
Natural 10.1%

Place of death, 2007
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 84
Home 215
Public place 30
Other 54
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 15
Home 62
Public place 9
Other 6
Not documented 0

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2007
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 27 205 232
Cocaine 41 128 169
Alcohol 3 107 110
Stimulants 21 59 80
Antidepressants 4 75 79

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2007
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 3 34 37
Antidepressants 2 26 28
Alcohol 0 28 28
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 3 19 22
Benzodiazepines 2 16 18

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2007
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 19.1
Female 8.8

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 1.4
21 to 34 10.1
35 to 54 25.8
55 and over 13.5

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related suicide, 2007
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 4.2
Female 2.5

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.3
21 to 34 4.3
35 to 54 4.7
55 and over 3.9

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   383 103   92 24
Alcohol*   110 --   28 0
Cocaine   169 41   18 --
Marijuana   8 0   -- --
Stimulants   80 21   6 --
Club drugs   10 --   -- 0
Hallucinogens††   -- 0   -- 0
Inhalants   -- 0   -- --
Antidepressants   79 4   28 --
Antipsychotics   21 --   10 --
Benzodiazepines   59 0   18 --
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics   62 0   22 --
Opiates/opioids   232 27   37 --
– Heroin (specified)   19 4   0 0
– Methadone   80 9   7 --
– All other opiates/opioids   181 14   33 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents   -- 0   0 0
Salicylates/combinations   -- 0   -- 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations   22 --   16 4
Anticonvulsants   22 0   -- 0
Muscle relaxants   18 0   5 --

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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