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Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, ME

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 55
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 8
Metro area population, 2007 513,102
Population covered by DAWN 513,102
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 (3) 55 10.7 8 1.6 513,102
1. Cumberland County, ME 35 12.7 6 2.2 275,374
2. Sagadahoc County, ME 2 5.5 0 0.0 36,387
3. York County, ME 18 8.9 2 1.0 201,341

Deaths by manner of death, 2007
Suicide 12.7%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 4.8%
Accidental 82.5%
Natural 0.0%

Place of death, 2007
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 14
Home 28
Public place --
Other 12
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 0
Home 7
Public place 0
Other --
Not documented 0

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2007
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 10 39 49
Cocaine 2 14 16
Benzodiazepines 0 15 15
Antidepressants 0 14 14
Alcohol 0 7 7

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2007
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Antidepressants 0 4 4

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2007
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 15.2
Female 6.5

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 2.3
21 to 34 33.3
35 to 54 14.5
55 and over 1.5

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related suicide, 2007
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 2.0
Female 1.1

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.0
21 to 34 1.3
35 to 54 2.4
55 and over 2.2

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 41 55 13 5 8 --
Alcohol* 10 7 0 -- -- --
Cocaine 10 16 -- 0 -- --
Marijuana 0 -- 0 0 0 --
Stimulants 0 -- -- 0 -- --
Club drugs 0 0 0 0 0 --
Hallucinogens†† 0 0 0 0 0 --
Inhalants 0 0 0 0 0 --
Antidepressants -- 14 0 -- 4 --
Antipsychotics -- -- 0 -- -- --
Benzodiazepines 6 15 0 -- 0 --
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics -- -- 0 0 -- --
Opiates/opioids 32 49 10 -- -- --
– Heroin (specified) -- -- 0 0 0 --
– Methadone 16 27 6 -- 0 --
– All other opiates/opioids 15 32 4 -- -- --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 0 -- --
Salicylates/combinations -- 0 0 -- 0 --
Misc. analgesics/combinations 0 0 0 -- -- --
Anticonvulsants -- -- 0 0 0 --
Muscle relaxants -- -- 0 0 0 --

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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