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Baltimore-Towson, MD: Baltimore County, MD

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 93
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 12
Population 785,618
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 11.8
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 1.5

Deaths by manner of death, 2008
Suicide 11.4%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 81.0%
Accidental 1.9%
Natural 5.7%

Place of death, 2008
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 24
Home 49
Public place 0
Other 20
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility --
Home 8
Public place --
Other --
Not documented 0

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2008
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 22 55 77
Cocaine 8 22 30
Alcohol 0 29 29
Benzodiazepines 0 10 10
Antidepressants 0 7 7

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2008
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 17.1
Female 7.0

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 1.4
21 to 34 12.9
35 to 54 25.9
55 and over 5.9

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 108 93 31 7 12 4
Alcohol* 42 29 0 -- 7 --
Cocaine 32 30 8 -- -- --
Marijuana 0 0 0 0 0 0
Stimulants 0 0 0 0 0 0
Club drugs 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens†† 0 -- 0 0 -- 0
Inhalants 0 0 0 0 0 0
Antidepressants 13 7 0 -- 4 0
Antipsychotics 9 5 -- -- -- 0
Benzodiazepines 14 10 0 -- 0 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 11 6 0 -- -- --
Opiates/opioids 90 77 22 4 -- --
– Heroin (specified) 13 12 5 0 0 0
– Methadone 32 28 10 -- 0 0
– All other opiates/opioids 53 46 7 -- -- --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 0 0 0
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 0 0 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations 6 5 0 0 -- 0
Anticonvulsants -- 0 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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