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Baltimore-Towson, MD: Baltimore County, MD


Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 79
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 8
Population 789,915
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 10.0
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 1.0

Deaths by manner of death, 2010
Suicide 9.2%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 79.3%
Accidental 10.3%
Natural 1.1%

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2010
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 18 50 68
Alcohol 0 28 28
Cocaine 4 20 24
Benzodiazepines 0 12 12
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 0 5 5

Death rates by sex and age: Drug-related, 2010
Sex Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 14.1
Female 6.3

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 *
21 to 34 12.5
35 to 54 22.9
55 and over 3.4

Place of death, 2010
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 21
Home 49
Public place *
Other 8
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility *
Home 5
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 101 79 24 11 8 *
Alcohol 29 28 0 * 4 *
Cocaine 34 24 4 0 0 *
Marijuana 0 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 *
Antidepressants 11 * * * * *
Antipsychotics * * 0 * * *
Benzodiazepines 12 12 0 * 0 *
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 7 5 0 * * *
Opiates/opioids 80 68 18 4 * *
– Heroin (specified) 26 13 * * 0 *
– Methadone 15 26 6 0 0 *
– All other opiates/opioids 44 39 10 * * *
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 0 0 *
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 * 0 *
Misc. analgesics/combinations * * * * * *
Anticonvulsants * 0 0 0 * *
Muscle relaxants * * 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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