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Maine


Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 140
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 29
State population, 2010 1,318,450
Population covered by DAWN 1,318,450
Percent of population covered by DAWN 100%

State overview: Deaths and population by county, 2010
County Drug-related Drug-related suicide Population
Deaths Rate Deaths Rate
Total participating (16) 140 10.6 29 2.2 1,318,450
1. Androscoggin County 12 11.3 5 4.7 106,550
2. Aroostook County 4 5.6 0 0.0 71,495
3. Cumberland County 35 12.6 6 2.2 278,589
4. Franklin County 5 16.8 1 3.4 29,739
5. Hancock County 4 7.5 0 0.0 53,456
6. Kennebec County 17 14.0 3 2.5 121,107
7. Knox County 2 4.9 1 2.5 40,804
8. Lincoln County 4 11.6 0 0.0 34,580
9. Oxford County 2 3.6 0 0.0 56,252
10. Penobscot County 17 11.4 3 2.0 149,439
11. Piscataquis County 7 41.7 2 11.9 16,798
12. Sagadahoc County 2 5.5 1 2.7 36,393
13. Somerset County 5 9.8 1 2.0 50,953
14. Waldo County 2 5.2 1 2.6 38,293
15. Washington County 2 6.2 2 6.2 32,113
16. York County 20 9.9 3 1.5 201,889

Deaths by manner of death, 2010
Suicide 17.2%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 4.1%
Accidental 78.7%
Natural 0.0%

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2010
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 29 83 112
Benzodiazepines 0 47 47
Antidepressants 3 41 44
Alcohol 0 40 40
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 0 17 17

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2010
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Antidepressants 1 16 17
Benzodiazepines 0 12 12
Opiates/opioids 2 10 12
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 2 9 11
Alcohol 0 7 7

Death rates by sex and age: Drug-related, 2010
Sex Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 13.2
Female 8.2

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 2.1
21 to 34 15.9
35 to 54 20.3
55 and over 5.1

Death rates by sex and age: Drug-related suicide, 2010
Sex Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 2.0
Female 2.4

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 *
21 to 34 2.3
35 to 54 4.9
55 and over 1.0

Place of death, 2010
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 43
Home 83
Public place 4
Other 10
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 6
Home 19
Public place *
Other *
Not documented 0

Drug-related deaths by drug category, 2009-2010
Drug category Drug-related Drug-related suicide
Deaths, 2009 Deaths, 2010 Single-drug deaths, 2010 Deaths, 2009 Deaths, 2010 Single-drug deaths, 2010
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 153 140 42 35 29 5
Alcohol 38 40 0 10 7 0
Cocaine 11 9 * * 0 0
Marijuana * 0 0 0 0 0
Stimulants 5 * * * * 0
Club drugs * 0 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens 0 0 0 0 0 0
Inhalants 0 * * 0 0 0
Antidepressants 44 44 * 18 17 *
Antipsychotics 13 13 * 8 * 0
Benzodiazepines 49 47 0 10 12 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 21 17 0 7 11 *
Opiates/opioids 116 112 29 14 12 *
– Heroin (specified) 5 * * 0 0 0
– Methadone 47 49 12 0 * *
– All other opiates/opioids 82 77 16 14 11 *
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 0 0 0
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 * * 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations 5 10 * 6 * 0
Anticonvulsants * 5 0 * * 0
Muscle relaxants 14 15 0 * * 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.
4. A dash (-) represents a blank cell.
SOURCE: Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, SAMHSA, Drug Abuse Warning Network, 2010.

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