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Vermont

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 63
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 17
Metro area population, 2007 621,254
Population covered by DAWN 621,254
Percent of population covered by DAWN 100%

State overview: Deaths and population by county, 2007
Counties Drug-related Drug-related suicide Population
Deaths Rate Deaths Rate
Total participating (14) 63 10.1 17 2.7 621,254
1. Addison County 3 8.2 2 5.4 36,760
2. Bennington County 1 2.7 1 2.7 36,452
3. Caledonia County 1 3.3 2 6.5 30,655
4. Chittenden County 15 9.9 4 2.6 151,826
5. Essex County 0 0.0 0 0.0 6,495
6. Franklin County 3 6.3 2 4.2 47,934
7. Grand Isle County 0 0.0 0 0.0 7,601
8. Lamoille County 2 8.1 0 0.0 24,676
9. Orange County 2 6.9 0 0.0 29,002
10. Orleans County 1 3.7 1 3.7 27,302
11. Rutland County 13 20.5 1 1.6 63,270
12. Washington County 7 11.9 2 3.4 58,926
13. Windham County 6 13.8 0 0.0 43,480
14. Windsor County 9 15.8 2 3.5 56,875

Deaths by manner of death, 2007
Suicide 21.3%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 8.8%
Accidental 68.8%
Natural 1.3%

Place of death, 2007
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 24
Home 28
Public place --
Other 10
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility --
Home 13
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 13 35 48
Cocaine 4 10 14
Antidepressants 0 12 12
Benzodiazepines 0 9 9
Alcohol 0 8 8

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2007
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 4 5 9
Antidepressants 0 7 7
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 0 5 5

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2007
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 11.4
Female 8.9

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 1.2
21 to 34 14.7
35 to 54 18.2
55 and over 6.6

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related suicide, 2007
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 2.0
Female 3.5

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 1.2
21 to 34 0.0
35 to 54 5.2
55 and over 3.0

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 72 63 25 19 17 5
Alcohol* 16 8 0 5 -- 0
Cocaine 17 14 4 -- -- 0
Marijuana 0 0 0 0 0 0
Stimulants 0 0 0 0 0 0
Club drugs -- 0 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens†† 0 0 0 0 0 0
Inhalants 0 0 0 -- -- --
Antidepressants 8 12 0 4 7 0
Antipsychotics -- -- 0 -- -- 0
Benzodiazepines 11 9 0 -- -- 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 6 -- 0 -- 5 0
Opiates/opioids 56 48 13 7 9 4
– Heroin (specified) -- -- 0 0 0 0
– Methadone 28 19 8 -- 0 0
– All other opiates/opioids 31 37 5 7 9 4
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 0 0 0
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 -- -- 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations 0 -- 0 6 -- 0
Anticonvulsants -- -- 0 0 -- 0
Muscle relaxants 4 -- 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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