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Baltimore-Towson, MD: Baltimore County, MD

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 87
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 12
Population 783,405
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 11.1
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 1.5

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 91 87 30 13 12 --
Alcohol* 31 26 -- -- -- --
Cocaine 34 37 5 -- -- --
Marijuana 0 0 0 0 0 --
Stimulants -- 0 0 0 0 --
Club drugs 0 0 0 0 0 --
Hallucinogens†† -- 0 0 0 0 --
Inhalants 0 0 0 0 0 --
Antidepressants 14 6 -- -- 4 --
Antipsychotics 4 -- -- 0 -- --
Benzodiazepines 7 4 0 0 -- --
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 18 5 -- 6 4 --
Opiates/opioids 71 67 21 7 4 --
– Heroin (specified) 12 -- 0 0 0 --
– Methadone 24 29 13 0 -- --
– All other opiates/opioids 57 45 8 7 4 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 0 0 --
Salicylates/combinations -- 0 0 0 0 --
Misc. analgesics/combinations 14 4 0 5 4 --
Anticonvulsants -- -- 0 0 -- --
Muscle relaxants -- -- 0 0 -- --

Deaths by manner of death, 2005
Suicide 12.1%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 85.9%
Natural/accidental 2.0%

Place of death, 2005
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 27
Home 46
Public place --
Other 12
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility --
Home 9
Public place 0
Other --
Not documented 0

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2005
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 17.7
Female 5.1

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 2.4
21 to 34 13.0
35 to 54 23.7
55 and over 4.1

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2005
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 21 46 67
Cocaine 5 32 37
Alcohol 1 25 26
Antidepressants 1 5 6
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 1 4 5

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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