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Baltimore-Towson, MD: Baltimore City, MD

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 191
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 5
Population 636,919
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 30.0
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 0.8

Deaths by manner of death, 2008
Suicide 2.6%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 90.8%
Accidental 1.5%
Natural 5.1%

Place of death, 2008
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 95
Home 65
Public place --
Other 27
Not documented --

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

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2008
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 47 114 161
Cocaine 13 68 81
Alcohol 1 64 65
Antidepressants 0 11 11
Misc. analgesics/combinations 1 6 7

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2008
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 42.7
Female 18.8

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 3.7
21 to 34 24.3
35 to 54 69.7
55 and over 19.4

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 318 191 62 11 5 --
Alcohol* 103 65 -- -- -- --
Cocaine 155 81 13 -- -- --
Marijuana -- 0 0 0 0 --
Stimulants 0 0 0 0 0 --
Club drugs 0 -- 0 0 0 --
Hallucinogens†† 0 0 0 -- 0 --
Inhalants 0 0 0 0 0 --
Antidepressants 24 11 0 0 -- --
Antipsychotics 5 -- 0 0 0 --
Benzodiazepines 10 5 0 -- 0 --
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 13 -- 0 -- -- --
Opiates/opioids 274 161 47 -- -- --
– Heroin (specified) 76 52 14 0 0 --
– Methadone 91 52 17 0 0 --
– All other opiates/opioids 144 74 16 -- -- --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 0 0 --
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 0 0 --
Misc. analgesics/combinations 10 7 -- 0 -- --
Anticonvulsants -- 0 0 0 0 --
Muscle relaxants 4 -- 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, 2008 (08/2009 update).

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