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Maine


Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 153
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 35
State population, 2009 1,318,301
Population covered by DAWN 1,318,301
Percent of population covered by DAWN 100%

State overview: Deaths and population by county, 2009
County Drug-related Drug-related suicide Population
Deaths Rate Deaths Rate
Total participating (16) 153 11.6 35 2.7 1,318,301
1. Androscoggin County 16 15.0 3 2.8 106,539
2. Aroostook County 2 2.8 3 4.2 71,488
3. Cumberland County 43 15.4 4 1.4 278,559
4. Franklin County 1 3.4 1 3.4 29,735
5. Hancock County 9 16.8 3 5.6 53,447
6. Kennebec County 6 5.0 3 2.5 121,090
7. Knox County 1 2.5 1 2.5 40,801
8. Lincoln County 4 11.6 1 2.9 34,576
9. Oxford County 8 14.2 0 0.0 56,244
10. Penobscot County 21 14.1 8 5.4 149,419
11. Piscataquis County 2 11.9 0 0.0 16,795
12. Sagadahoc County 0 0.0 0 0.0 36,391
13. Somerset County 7 13.7 1 2.0 50,947
14. Waldo County 4 10.4 1 2.6 38,287
15. Washington County 2 6.2 0 0.0 32,107
16. York County 27 13.4 6 3.0 201,876

Deaths by manner of death, 2009
Suicide 18.6%
Homicide 0.5%
Could not be determined 3.7%
Accidental 74.5%
Natural 2.7%

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2009
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 22 94 116
Benzodiazepines 0 49 49
Antidepressants 3 41 44
Alcohol 0 38 38
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 0 21 21

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2009
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Antidepressants 4 14 18
Opiates/opioids 2 12 14
Alcohol 0 10 10
Benzodiazepines 1 9 10
Antipsychotics 0 8 8

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2009
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 15.7
Female 7.7

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 2.1
21 to 34 19.2
35 to 54 20.5
55 and over 6.4

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related suicide, 2009
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 2.3
Female 3.0

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 *
21 to 34 2.3
35 to 54 4.4
55 and over 3.1

Place of death, 2009
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 36
Home 94
Public place 5
Other 18
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 7
Home 24
Public place 0
Other 4
Not documented 0

Drug-related deaths by drug category, 2008-2009
Drug category Drug-related Drug-related suicide
Deaths, 2008 Deaths, 2009 Single-drug deaths, 2009 Deaths, 2008 Deaths, 2009 Single-drug deaths, 2009
NOTES: Alcohol row includes alcohol in combination with other drugs (all ages) and alcohol alone in decedents under age 21. Club drugs row includes MDMA (Ecstasy), GHB, flunitrazepam (Rohypnol), and ketamine. Hallucinogens row includes PCP, LSD, and miscellaneous hallucinogens.
ALL DRUGS 150 153 40 27 35 10
Alcohol 45 38 0 13 10 0
Cocaine 14 11 * 0 * 0
Marijuana 0 * 0 0 0 0
Stimulants * 5 0 0 * 0
Club drugs * * 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens 0 0 0 0 0 0
Inhalants 0 0 0 0 0 0
Antidepressants 41 44 * 12 18 4
Antipsychotics 10 13 * 4 8 0
Benzodiazepines 32 49 0 4 10 *
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 18 21 0 6 7 *
Opiates/opioids 113 116 22 10 14 *
– Heroin (specified) * 5 * * 0 0
– Methadone 54 47 8 * 0 0
– All other opiates/opioids 65 82 12 7 14 *
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 0 0 0
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 * * 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations 8 5 * * 6 0
Anticonvulsants 0 * 0 0 * 0
Muscle relaxants 9 14 * * * 0

End Notes

1. Drug-related deaths exclude suicides.
2. All death rates are per 100,000 population.
3. An asterisk (*) signifies that a small number of deaths was suppressed to protect privacy.
SOURCE: Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, SAMHSA, Drug Abuse Warning Network, 2009.

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