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Baltimore-Towson, MD

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 556
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 35
Metro area population, 2007 2,668,056
Population covered by DAWN 2,668,056
Percent of population covered by DAWN 100%

Metro area overview: Deaths and population by county, 2007
Metro area component Drug-related Drug-related suicide Population
Deaths Rate Deaths Rate
Total participating (7) 556 20.8 35 1.3 2,668,056
1. Anne Arundel County, MD 63 12.3 8 1.6 512,154
2. Baltimore City, MD 318 49.9 11 1.7 637,455
3. Baltimore County, MD 108 13.7 7 0.9 788,994
4. Carroll County, MD 12 7.1 4 2.4 169,220
5. Harford County, MD 32 13.3 2 0.8 239,993
6. Howard County, MD 17 6.2 3 1.1 273,669
7. Queen Anne's County, MD 6 12.9 0 0.0 46,571

Deaths by manner of death, 2007
Suicide 5.9%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 88.2%
Accidental 2.0%
Natural 3.9%

Place of death, 2007
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 243
Home 213
Public place 7
Other 93
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 12
Home 19
Public place 0
Other 4
Not documented 0

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2007
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 102 365 467
Cocaine 42 203 245
Alcohol 2 185 187
Antidepressants 3 47 50
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 3 33 36

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2007
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 3 8 11
Opiates/opioids 3 7 10
Alcohol 0 10 10
Antidepressants 2 6 8
Benzodiazepines 0 6 6

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2007
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 31.0
Female 11.4

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 2.0
21 to 34 24.9
35 to 54 45.0
55 and over 9.3

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related suicide, 2007
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 1.2
Female 1.4

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.1
21 to 34 1.5
35 to 54 2.5
55 and over 1.1

Drug-related deaths by drug category, 2006-2007
Drug category Drug-related Drug-related suicide
Deaths, 2006 Deaths, 2007 Single-drug deaths, 2007 Deaths, 2006 Deaths, 2007 Single-drug deaths, 2007
* 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 526 556 156 35 35 11
Alcohol* 199 187 -- 13 10 0
Cocaine 248 245 42 5 4 0
Marijuana -- -- 0 0 0 0
Stimulants -- 0 0 0 0 0
Club drugs -- -- 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens†† -- 0 0 0 -- 0
Inhalants -- 0 0 0 0 0
Antidepressants 34 50 -- 9 8 --
Antipsychotics 12 16 -- -- -- 0
Benzodiazepines 11 27 0 5 6 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 17 36 -- 6 11 --
Opiates/opioids 422 467 102 14 10 --
– Heroin (specified) 12 118 12 0 0 0
– Methadone 136 156 49 0 -- 0
– All other opiates/opioids 329 284 41 14 8 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 0 0 0
Salicylates/combinations -- 0 0 -- 0 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations 21 25 -- 4 -- 0
Anticonvulsants 5 -- 0 -- -- 0
Muscle relaxants -- 14 -- -- -- --

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, 2007 (08/2008 update).

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