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Baltimore-Towson, MD: Baltimore County, MD

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 97
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 13
Population 787,384
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 12.3
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 1.7

Drug-related deaths by drug category, 2005-2006
Drug category Drug-related Drug-related suicide
Deaths, 2005 Deaths, 2006 Single-drug
deaths, 2006
Deaths, 2005 Deaths, 2006 Single-drug
deaths, 2006
* 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 87 97 33 12 13 --
Alcohol* 26 33 -- -- 5 --
Cocaine 37 32 6 -- -- --
Marijuana 0 0 0 0 0 --
Stimulants 0 0 0 0 0 --
Club drugs 0 0 0 0 0 --
Hallucinogens†† 0 0 0 0 0 --
Inhalants 0 0 0 0 0 --
Antidepressants 6 8 0 4 -- --
Antipsychotics -- 4 -- -- -- --
Benzodiazepines 4 -- -- -- 4 --
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 5 4 -- 4 -- --
Opiates/opioids 67 78 21 4 5 --
– Heroin (specified) -- 0 0 0 0 --
– Methadone 29 30 9 -- 0 --
– All other opiates/opioids 45 59 12 4 5 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 0 0 --
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 0 0 --
Misc. analgesics/combinations 4 -- -- 4 -- --
Anticonvulsants -- -- -- -- 0 --
Muscle relaxants -- -- 0 -- -- --

Deaths by manner of death, 2006
Suicide 11.8%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 81.8%
Accidental 1.8%
Natural 4.5%

Place of death, 2006
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 21
Home 62
Public place --
Other 12
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 0
Home 12
Public place 0
Other --
Not documented 0

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2006
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 19.2
Female 6.0

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 2.8
21 to 34 18.7
35 to 54 24.5
55 and over 3.5

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2006
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 21 57 78
Alcohol 1 32 33
Cocaine 6 26 32
Antidepressants 0 8 8
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 1 3 4

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, 2006 (08/2008 update).

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