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Vermont


Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 80
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 15
State population, 2009 621,760
Population covered by DAWN 621,760
Percent of population covered by DAWN 100%

State overview: Deaths and population by county, 2009
County Drug-related Drug-related suicide Population
Deaths Rate Deaths Rate
Total participating (14) 80 12.9 15 2.4 621,760
1. Addison County 3 8.2 0 0.0 36,760
2. Bennington County 5 13.7 2 5.5 36,411
3. Caledonia County 1 3.3 4 13.2 30,252
4. Chittenden County 25 16.4 2 1.3 152,313
5. Essex County 0 0.0 0 0.0 6,394
6. Franklin County 5 10.4 1 2.1 48,182
7. Grand Isle County 0 0.0 1 13.2 7,560
8. Lamoille County 4 15.4 0 0.0 25,958
9. Orange County 0 0.0 0 0.0 28,896
10. Orleans County 2 7.3 1 3.7 27,301
11. Rutland County 12 19.0 1 1.6 63,014
12. Washington County 7 11.9 1 1.7 58,696
13. Windham County 6 13.8 0 0.0 43,471
14. Windsor County 10 17.7 2 3.5 56,552

Deaths by manner of death, 2009
Suicide 15.8%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 11.6%
Accidental 71.6%
Natural 1.1%

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2009
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 20 28 48
Alcohol 0 16 16
Antidepressants 1 9 10
Benzodiazepines 1 8 9
Cocaine 2 6 8

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2009
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Antidepressants 3 3 6
Alcohol 0 4 4
Opiates/opioids 0 4 4

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2009
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 18.0
Female 7.9

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 2.5
21 to 34 18.1
35 to 54 14.9
55 and over 17.0

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related suicide, 2009
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 2.6
Female 2.2

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 *
21 to 34 0.0
35 to 54 2.2
55 and over 5.7

Place of death, 2009
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 42
Home 30
Public place *
Other 7
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 4
Home 9
Public place *
Other *
Not documented 0

Drug-related deaths by drug category, 2008-2009
Drug category Drug-related Drug-related suicide
Deaths, 2008 Deaths, 2009 Single-drug deaths, 2009 Deaths, 2008 Deaths, 2009 Single-drug deaths, 2009
NOTES: Alcohol row includes alcohol in combination with other drugs (all ages) and alcohol alone in decedents under age 21. Club drugs row includes MDMA (Ecstasy), GHB, flunitrazepam (Rohypnol), and ketamine. Hallucinogens row includes PCP, LSD, and miscellaneous hallucinogens.
ALL DRUGS 72 80 44 12 15 6
Alcohol 10 16 0 * 4 0
Cocaine 9 8 * * * 0
Marijuana 0 0 0 0 0 0
Stimulants 0 * * 0 0 0
Club drugs 0 0 0 0 * 0
Hallucinogens 0 0 0 0 0 0
Inhalants * * 0 0 * *
Antidepressants 11 10 * 6 6 *
Antipsychotics * * 0 * * 0
Benzodiazepines 8 9 * * * 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 4 5 * * * 0
Opiates/opioids 47 48 20 7 4 0
– Heroin (specified) * 5 * * 0 0
– Methadone 17 14 6 0 * 0
– All other opiates/opioids 34 33 11 6 4 0
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents * 0 0 0 0 0
Salicylates/combinations * * 0 0 * 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations * * 0 * * 0
Anticonvulsants 0 0 0 0 0 0
Muscle relaxants 4 * 0 0 0 0

End Notes

1. Drug-related deaths exclude suicides.
2. All death rates are per 100,000 population.
3. An asterisk (*) signifies that a small number of deaths was suppressed to protect privacy.
SOURCE: Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, SAMHSA, Drug Abuse Warning Network, 2009.