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Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 494
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 77
Metro area population, 2007 3,309,347
Population covered by DAWN 3,309,347
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 (3) 494 14.9 77 2.3 3,309,347
1. King County, WA 315 16.9 51 2.7 1,859,284
2. Pierce County, WA 106 13.7 15 1.9 773,165
3. Snohomish County, WA 73 10.8 11 1.6 676,898

Deaths by manner of death, 2007
Suicide 13.5%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 5.4%
Accidental 80.6%
Natural 0.5%

Place of death, 2007
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 136
Home 262
Public place 41
Other 55
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 10
Home 46
Public place 11
Other 10
Not documented 0

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2007
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 43 287 330
Cocaine 21 116 137
Antidepressants 1 132 133
Alcohol 2 113 115
Benzodiazepines 0 78 78

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2007
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 0 32 32
Antidepressants 1 30 31
Alcohol 0 27 27
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 0 24 24
Benzodiazepines 1 23 24

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2007
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 19.1
Female 10.8

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 2.8
21 to 34 17.9
35 to 54 24.3
55 and over 13.4

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related suicide, 2007
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 2.8
Female 1.9

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.4
21 to 34 2.7
35 to 54 4.0
55 and over 1.8

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 508 494 129 103 77 11
Alcohol* 113 115 -- 54 27 0
Cocaine 171 137 21 19 8 --
Marijuana 27 24 -- 12 5 0
Stimulants 52 59 17 12 5 --
Club drugs 5 -- -- 4 -- 0
Hallucinogens†† 0 -- 0 0 -- 0
Inhalants 7 -- -- -- -- --
Antidepressants 138 133 -- 35 31 --
Antipsychotics 10 21 -- 5 7 0
Benzodiazepines 92 78 0 27 24 --
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 64 55 0 27 24 0
Opiates/opioids 327 330 43 36 32 0
– Heroin (specified) 66 71 9 -- -- 0
– Methadone 171 143 17 7 4 0
– All other opiates/opioids 158 178 17 29 30 0
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 4 -- -- -- -- 0
Salicylates/combinations -- 4 -- -- 4 --
Misc. analgesics/combinations 43 33 -- 16 20 --
Anticonvulsants 30 38 -- 6 11 0
Muscle relaxants 26 30 -- -- 8 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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