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Vermont

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 72
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 12
State population, 2008 621,270
Population covered by DAWN 621,270
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 (14) 72 11.6 12 1.9 621,270
1. Addison County 3 8.2 0 0.0 36,617
2. Bennington County 4 11.0 0 0.0 36,382
3. Caledonia County 2 6.6 0 0.0 30,470
4. Chittenden County 19 12.4 4 2.6 152,782
5. Essex County 1 15.4 0 0.0 6,500
6. Franklin County 3 6.3 0 0.0 47,949
7. Grand Isle County 0 0.0 0 0.0 7,729
8. Lamoille County 2 8.1 1 4.0 24,833
9. Orange County 3 10.4 1 3.5 28,917
10. Orleans County 5 18.4 0 0.0 27,189
11. Rutland County 7 11.1 1 1.6 63,331
12. Washington County 6 10.2 1 1.7 58,829
13. Windham County 9 20.8 2 4.6 43,176
14. Windsor County 8 14.1 2 3.5 56,566

Deaths by manner of death, 2008
Suicide 14.3%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 2.4%
Accidental 78.6%
Natural 4.8%

Place of death, 2008
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 28
Home 36
Public place 0
Other 8
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 13 34 47
Antidepressants 1 10 11
Alcohol 0 10 10
Cocaine 3 6 9
Benzodiazepines 0 8 8

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2008
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 2 5 7
Antidepressants 1 5 6

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2008
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 16.0
Female 7.3

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 1.9
21 to 34 16.5
35 to 54 13.8
55 and over 15.2

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related suicide, 2008
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 1.6
Female 2.2

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.6
21 to 34 0.0
35 to 54 3.2
55 and over 2.9

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 63 72 34 17 12 --
Alcohol* 8 10 0 -- -- --
Cocaine 14 9 -- -- -- --
Marijuana 0 0 0 0 0 --
Stimulants 0 0 0 0 0 --
Club drugs 0 0 0 0 0 --
Hallucinogens†† 0 0 0 0 0 --
Inhalants 0 -- 0 -- 0 --
Antidepressants 12 11 -- 7 6 --
Antipsychotics -- -- 0 -- -- --
Benzodiazepines 9 8 0 -- -- --
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics -- 4 0 5 -- --
Opiates/opioids 48 47 13 9 7 --
– Heroin (specified) -- -- -- 0 -- --
– Methadone 19 17 5 0 0 --
– All other opiates/opioids 37 34 6 9 6 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 -- -- 0 0 --
Salicylates/combinations 0 -- 0 -- 0 --
Misc. analgesics/combinations -- -- 0 -- -- --
Anticonvulsants -- 0 0 -- 0 --
Muscle relaxants -- 4 0 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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