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Baltimore-Towson, MD: Baltimore City, MD

Drug misuse deaths reported to DAWN 286
Suicide deaths reported to DAWN 5
Population 636,251
Drug misuse deaths per 1,000,000 population 449.5
Suicide deaths per 1,000,000 population 7.9

Drug-related deaths by drug category, 2003-2004
Drug category Drug misuse Suicide
Deaths,
2003
Deaths,
2004
Single-drug
deaths,
2004
Deaths,
2003
Deaths,
2004
Single-drug
deaths,
2004
1 Includes alcohol in combination with other drugs (all ages) and alcohol alone in decedents under age 21.
2 Includes MDMA (Ecstasy), GHB, flunitrazepam (Rohypnol), and ketamine.
3 Includes PCP, LSD, and miscellaneous hallucinogens.
ALL DRUGS 305 286 62 4 5 --
Alcohol1 117 100 -- -- -- --
Cocaine 150 129 16 0 -- --
Marijuana 0 -- 0 0 0 --
Stimulants 0 0 0 0 0 --
Club drugs2 0 0 0 0 0 --
Hallucinogens3 0 0 0 0 0 --
 
Inhalants 0 -- 0 0 0 --
Antidepressants 54 37 -- -- -- --
Antipsychotics 14 6 0 0 -- --
Benzodiazepines 13 7 0 0 -- --
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 34 19 0 0 -- --
Opiates/opioids 277 244 40 0 -- --
– Heroin (specified) 0 42 6 0 0 --
– Methadone 61 65 10 0 0 --
– All other opiates/opioids 242 177 24 0 -- --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 0 0 --
Salicylates/combinations -- 0 0 -- 0 --
Misc. analgesics/combinations 20 18 0 -- -- --
Anticonvulsants -- 0 0 -- 0 --
Muscle relaxants 0 5 0 0 0 --

Deaths by case type, 2004
Suicide 1.7%
Overmedication 0.0%
Homicide 0.3%
All other accidental 2.4%
Could not be determined 95.5%

Causes of death, 2004
Drug misuse Deaths
Any drug-related cause 283
– Abuse --
– Drug or alcohol 283
– Toxic effects 266
Body systems (includes infections) 12
Accidents and injuries 4

Place of death, 2004
Drug misuse Deaths
Health care facility 116
Home 108
Public place 6
Other 55
Not documented --

Death rates by gender and age: Drug misuse, 2004
Gender Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Male 655.4
Female 259.6

Age Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Under 21 20.7
21 to 34 444.2
35 to 54 1,117.8
55 and over 141.5

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug misuse deaths, 2004
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 40 204 244
Cocaine 16 113 129
Alcohol 2 98 100
Antidepressants 1 36 37
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 0 19 19

End Notes
-- Indicates a number less than 4 has been suppressed.
SOURCE: Office of Applied Studies, SAMHSA, Drug Abuse Warning Network 2004 (11/2005 update).

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