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Baltimore-Towson, MD: Anne Arundel County, MD

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 63
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 5
Population 512,790
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 12.3
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 1.0

Deaths by manner of death, 2008
Suicide 7.4%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 83.8%
Accidental 2.9%
Natural 5.9%

Place of death, 2008
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 16
Home 37
Public place --
Other 9
Not documented 0

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

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2008
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 14 37 51
Alcohol 0 24 24
Cocaine 5 12 17
Antidepressants 0 8 8
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 1 6 7

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2008
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 16.5
Female 8.1

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 2.1
21 to 34 15.4
35 to 54 25.8
55 and over 4.2

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 63 63 21 8 5 --
Alcohol* 23 24 0 -- -- --
Cocaine 34 17 5 -- -- --
Marijuana 0 0 0 0 0 --
Stimulants 0 0 0 0 0 --
Club drugs 0 0 0 0 0 --
Hallucinogens†† 0 -- 0 0 0 --
Inhalants 0 -- -- 0 0 --
Antidepressants 7 8 0 -- -- --
Antipsychotics -- -- 0 -- -- --
Benzodiazepines 0 4 0 -- 0 --
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 4 7 -- -- 0 --
Opiates/opioids 44 51 14 4 -- --
– Heroin (specified) 15 7 -- 0 0 --
– Methadone 14 15 -- -- 0 --
– All other opiates/opioids 22 32 8 -- -- --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 0 0 --
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 0 0 --
Misc. analgesics/combinations -- -- 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, 2008 (08/2009 update).

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