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Baltimore-Towson, MD: Baltimore City, MD

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 285
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 2
Population 636,377
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 44.8
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 0.3

Drug-related deaths by drug category, 2004-2005
Drug category Drug-related Drug-related suicide
Deaths,
2004
Deaths,
2005
Single-drug
deaths,
2005
Deaths,
2004
Deaths,
2005
Single-drug
deaths,
2005
* Includes alcohol in combination with other drugs (all ages) and alcohol alone in decedents under age 21.
Includes MDMA (Ecstasy), GHB, flunitrazepam (Rohypnol), and ketamine.
†† Includes PCP, LSD, and miscellaneous hallucinogens.
ALL DRUGS 286 285 97 5 -- --
Alcohol* 100 88 0 -- -- --
Cocaine 129 109 24 -- -- --
Marijuana -- 0 0 0 -- --
Stimulants 0 -- 0 0 -- --
Club drugs 0 0 0 0 -- --
Hallucinogens†† 0 -- 0 0 -- --
Inhalants -- 0 0 0 -- --
Antidepressants 37 21 0 -- -- --
Antipsychotics 6 -- 0 -- -- --
Benzodiazepines 7 6 0 -- -- --
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 19 17 0 -- -- --
Opiates/opioids 244 245 71 -- -- --
– Heroin (specified) 42 10 0 0 -- --
– Methadone 65 72 29 0 -- --
– All other opiates/opioids 212 197 42 -- -- --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 0 -- --
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 0 -- --
Misc. analgesics/combinations 18 17 0 -- -- --
Anticonvulsants 0 0 0 0 -- --
Muscle relaxants 5 4 -- 0 -- --

Deaths by manner of death, 2005
Suicide 0.7%
Homicide 0.3%
Could not be determined 95.1%
Natural/accidental 3.8%

Place of death, 2005
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 133
Home 96
Public place 10
Other 46
Not documented 0

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

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2005
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 66.7
Female 25.6

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 1.0
21 to 34 42.0
35 to 54 112.2
55 and over 17.7

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2005
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 71 174 245
Cocaine 24 85 109
Alcohol 0 88 88
Antidepressants 0 21 21
Miscellaneous analgesics/combinations 0 17 17

End Notes
1. Drug-related deaths exclude suicides.
2. All death rates are per 100,000 population.
3. -- A number less than 4 has been suppressed.

SOURCE: Office of Applied Studies, SAMHSA, Drug Abuse Warning Network, 2005 (08/2008 update).

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