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Maine

Drug misuse deaths reported to DAWN 129
Suicide deaths reported to DAWN 27
Metro area population, 2004 1,317,253
Population covered by DAWN 1,317,253
Percent of population covered by DAWN 100%

State overview: Deaths and population by county, 2004
Counties Drug misuse Suicide Total
population
Deaths Rate1 Deaths Rate1
Included in metropolitan area profiles.
1 Deaths per 1,000,000 population.
Total participating (16) 129 97.9 27 20.5 1,317,253
1. Androscoggin County 8 74.8 1 9.3 107,022
2. Aroostook County 2 27.3 1 13.6 73,390
3. Cumberland County 31 113.3 4 14.6 273,505
4. Franklin County 2 67.3 0 0.0 29,736
5. Hancock County 6 112.0 1 18.7 53,556
6. Kennebec County 25 207.2 4 33.2 120,645
7. Knox County 7 170.7 4 97.5 41,008
8. Lincoln County 0 0.0 1 28.4 35,236
9. Oxford County 5 88.3 2 35.3 56,614
10. Penobscot County 13 87.7 2 13.5 148,196
11. Piscataquis County 0 0.0 1 57.1 17,525
12. Sagadahoc County 2 54.2 1 27.1 36,927
13. Somerset County 6 116.3 0 0.0 51,584
14. Waldo County 2 52.1 1 26.0 38,392
15. Washington County 3 89.4 2 59.6 33,558
16. York County 17 84.8 2 10.0 200,359

Deaths by case type, 2004
Suicide 17.3%
Overmedication 8.3%
Homicide 0.0%
All other accidental 72.4%
Could not be determined 1.9%

Place of death, 2004
Drug misuse Deaths
Health care facility 30
Home 75
Public place --
Other 22
Not documented 0

Suicide Deaths
Health care facility 4
Home 16
Public place --
Other 5
Not documented 0

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug misuse deaths, 2004
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 50 62 112
Alcohol 0 34 34
Benzodiazepines 1 25 26
Cocaine 5 21 26
Antidepressants 1 19 20

Top 5 drugs involved: Suicide deaths, 2004
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Antidepressants 0 12 12
Opiates/opioids 3 6 9
Alcohol 0 6 6
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 1 3 4

Death rates by gender and age: Drug misuse, 2004
Gender Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Male 130.9
Female 66.9

Age Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Under 21 29.5
21 to 34 202.4
35 to 54 159.8
55 and over 26.1

Death rates by gender and age: Suicide, 2004
Gender Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Male 20.3
Female 20.8

Age Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Under 21 3.0
21 to 34 9.4
35 to 54 33.4
55 and over 29.0

Causes of death, 2004
Drug misuse Deaths
Any drug-related cause 115
– Abuse 0
– Drug or alcohol 115
– Toxic effects 115
Body systems (includes infections) 28
Accidents and injuries --

Suicide Deaths
Any drug-related cause 19
– Abuse 0
– Drug or alcohol 19
– Toxic effects 19
Body systems (includes infections) --
Accidents and injuries 7

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
2 Includes alcohol in combination with other drugs (all ages) and alcohol alone in decedents under age 21.
3 Includes MDMA (Ecstasy), GHB, flunitrazepam (Rohypnol), and ketamine.
4 Includes PCP, LSD, and miscellaneous hallucinogens.
ALL DRUGS 115 129 60 23 27 11
Alcohol2 27 34 0 6 6 0
Cocaine 13 26 5 0 -- 0
Marijuana -- 0 0 0 0 0
Stimulants -- -- 0 0 0 0
Club drugs3 0 -- 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens4 -- 0 0 0 0 0
Inhalants 0 -- -- 0 0 0
 
Antidepressants 24 20 -- 8 12 0
Antipsychotics 10 4 0 5 -- --
Benzodiazepines 16 26 -- 7 -- 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics -- -- 0 5 4 --
Opiates/opioids 102 112 50 12 9 --
– Heroin (specified) -- 4 -- 0 0 0
– Methadone 47 67 30 -- 4 --
– All other opiates/opioids 66 46 19 11 5 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 -- 0 0
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 -- 0 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations 5 4 0 6 -- 0
Anticonvulsants 5 5 -- -- -- --
Muscle relaxants -- -- 0 -- -- --

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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