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Maine

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 150
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 27
State population, 2008 1,316,456
Population covered by DAWN 1,316,456
Percent of population covered by DAWN 100%

State overview: Deaths and population by county, 2008
Counties Drug-related Drug-related suicide Population
Deaths Rate Deaths Rate
Total participating (16) 150 11.4 27 2.1 1,316,456
1. Androscoggin County 16 15.0 2 1.9 106,877
2. Aroostook County 5 7.0 0 0.0 71,676
3. Cumberland County 45 16.3 10 3.6 276,047
4. Franklin County 1 3.3 0 0.0 29,857
5. Hancock County 5 9.4 0 0.0 53,137
6. Kennebec County 9 7.4 3 2.5 120,959
7. Knox County 5 12.3 2 4.9 40,686
8. Lincoln County 2 5.8 0 0.0 34,628
9. Oxford County 2 3.5 1 1.8 56,741
10. Penobscot County 22 14.8 3 2.0 148,651
11. Piscataquis County 3 17.7 1 5.9 16,961
12. Sagadahoc County 2 5.5 0 0.0 36,332
13. Somerset County 2 3.9 1 1.9 51,377
14. Waldo County 1 2.6 0 0.0 38,342
15. Washington County 6 18.5 1 3.1 32,499
16. York County 24 11.9 3 1.5 201,686

Deaths by manner of death, 2008
Suicide 15.3%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 4.5%
Accidental 78.0%
Natural 2.3%

Place of death, 2008
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 41
Home 84
Public place --
Other 23
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 8
Home 16
Public place --
Other --
Not documented 0

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2008
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 33 80 113
Alcohol 1 44 45
Antidepressants 2 39 41
Benzodiazepines 0 32 32
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 0 18 18

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2008
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Alcohol 0 13 13
Antidepressants 0 12 12
Opiates/opioids 0 10 10
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 2 4 6
Antipsychotics 0 4 4

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2008
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 15.3
Female 7.7

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 1.5
21 to 34 19.9
35 to 54 21.9
55 and over 4.0

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related suicide, 2008
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 1.6
Female 2.5

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.0
21 to 34 0.5
35 to 54 4.2
55 and over 2.4

Drug-related deaths by drug category, 2007-2008
Drug category Drug-related Drug-related suicide
Deaths, 2007 Deaths, 2008 Single-drug deaths, 2008 Deaths, 2007 Deaths, 2008 Single-drug deaths, 2008
* 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 132 150 46 22 27 4
Alcohol* 22 45 -- 5 13 0
Cocaine 28 14 -- -- 0 0
Marijuana -- 0 0 0 0 0
Stimulants -- -- 0 -- 0 0
Club drugs 0 -- 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens†† 0 0 0 0 0 0
Inhalants 0 0 0 0 0 0
Antidepressants 31 41 -- 13 12 0
Antipsychotics 7 10 -- -- 4 0
Benzodiazepines 29 32 0 4 4 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 11 18 0 4 6 --
Opiates/opioids 109 113 33 10 10 0
– Heroin (specified) 4 -- -- 0 -- 0
– Methadone 57 54 21 -- -- 0
– All other opiates/opioids 66 65 10 9 7 0
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 -- 0 0
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 0 -- --
Misc. analgesics/combinations -- 8 0 -- -- --
Anticonvulsants -- 0 0 -- 0 0
Muscle relaxants 5 9 -- 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, 2008 (08/2009 update).

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