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Maryland

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 653
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 59
State population, 2008 5,633,597
Population covered by DAWN 5,633,597
Percent of population covered by DAWN 100%

State overview: Deaths and population by county, 2008
Counties Drug-related Drug-related suicide Population
Deaths Rate Deaths Rate
Total participating (24) 653 11.6 59 1.0 5,633,597
1. Allegany County 9 12.5 2 2.8 72,238
2. Anne Arundel County 63 12.3 5 1.0 512,790
3. Baltimore City 191 30.0 5 0.8 636,919
4. Baltimore County 93 11.8 12 1.5 785,618
5. Calvert County 11 12.4 2 2.3 88,698
6. Caroline County 2 6.0 0 0.0 33,138
7. Carroll County 15 8.9 2 1.2 169,353
8. Cecil County 10 10.0 2 2.0 99,926
9. Charles County 16 11.4 2 1.4 140,764
10. Dorchester County 4 12.5 0 0.0 31,998
11. Frederick County 11 4.9 2 0.9 225,721
12. Garrett County 2 6.7 1 3.4 29,698
13. Harford County 32 13.3 2 0.8 240,351
14. Howard County 18 6.5 2 0.7 274,995
15. Kent County 5 24.8 0 0.0 20,151
16. Montgomery County 40 4.2 11 1.2 950,680
17. Prince George's County 60 7.3 3 0.4 820,852
18. Queen Anne's County 3 6.4 0 0.0 47,091
19. Somerset County 3 11.5 1 3.8 26,119
20. St. Mary's County 13 12.8 0 0.0 101,578
21. Talbot County 8 22.1 2 5.5 36,215
22. Washington County 22 15.1 0 0.0 145,384
23. Wicomico County 12 12.8 2 2.1 94,046
24. Worcester County 10 20.3 1 2.0 49,274

Deaths by manner of death, 2008
Suicide 8.3%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 83.6%
Accidental 3.2%
Natural 4.9%

Place of death, 2008
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 240
Home 284
Public place 7
Other 121
Not documented --

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 14
Home 34
Public place --
Other 9
Not documented 0

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2008
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 161 354 515
Alcohol 1 234 235
Cocaine 46 168 214
Benzodiazepines 1 52 53
Antidepressants 2 50 52

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2008
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Alcohol 1 27 28
Opiates/opioids 3 19 22
Antidepressants 1 19 20
Cocaine 3 8 11
Antipsychotics 1 10 11

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2008
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 17.0
Female 6.5

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 1.8
21 to 34 14.0
35 to 54 22.9
55 and over 6.8

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related suicide, 2008
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 1.4
Female 0.8

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.1
21 to 34 1.3
35 to 54 1.5
55 and over 1.4

Drug-related deaths by drug category, 2007-2008
Drug category Drug-related Drug-related suicide
Deaths, 2007 Deaths, 2008 Single-drug deaths, 2008 Deaths, 2007 Deaths, 2008 Single-drug deaths, 2008
* 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 821 653 221 61 59 14
Alcohol* 276 235 -- 21 28 --
Cocaine 337 214 46 10 11 --
Marijuana -- 0 0 0 0 0
Stimulants -- -- -- 0 0 0
Club drugs -- -- 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens†† 10 12 -- -- -- 0
Inhalants 0 -- -- -- 0 0
Antidepressants 83 52 -- 12 20 --
Antipsychotics 23 18 -- 10 11 --
Benzodiazepines 41 53 -- 7 7 --
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 55 33 -- 16 10 --
Opiates/opioids 645 515 161 16 22 --
– Heroin (specified) 142 111 39 0 -- 0
– Methadone 227 164 54 -- 0 0
– All other opiates/opioids 355 292 68 14 21 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 0 0 0
Salicylates/combinations -- -- -- -- -- 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations 39 35 -- 4 10 --
Anticonvulsants 6 0 0 -- -- 0
Muscle relaxants 17 10 0 4 -- 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, 2008 (08/2009 update).

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