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Burlington-South Burlington, VT


Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 30
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 4
Metro area population, 2009 208,055
Population covered by DAWN 208,055
Percent of population covered by DAWN 100%

Metro area overview: Deaths and population by county, 2009
County Drug-related Drug-related suicide Population
Deaths Rate Deaths Rate
Total participating (3) 30 14.4 4 1.9 208,055
1. Chittenden County, VT 25 16.4 2 1.3 152,313
2. Franklin County, VT 5 10.4 1 2.1 48,182
3. Grand Isle County, VT 0 0.0 1 13.2 7,560

Deaths by manner of death, 2009
Suicide 11.8%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 17.6%
Accidental 67.6%
Natural 2.9%

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2009
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 4 10 14
Benzodiazepines 1 5 6

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2009
No single drug had 4 or more deaths.


Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2009
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 19.6
Female 9.5

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 *
21 to 34 16.9
35 to 54 9.7
55 and over 31.8

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

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.0
21 to 34 0.0
35 to 54 0.0
55 and over 8.5

Place of death, 2009
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 20
Home 9
Public place 0
Other *
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 0
Home 4
Public place 0
Other 0
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 22 30 17 4 4 *
Alcohol * * 0 * * *
Cocaine * * * 0 0 *
Marijuana 0 0 0 0 0 *
Stimulants 0 * * 0 0 *
Club drugs 0 0 0 0 * *
Hallucinogens 0 0 0 0 0 *
Inhalants 0 0 0 0 * *
Antidepressants * * 0 * * *
Antipsychotics 0 0 0 0 0 *
Benzodiazepines * 6 * 0 * *
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics * * 0 * * *
Opiates/opioids 11 14 4 * * *
– Heroin (specified) * * * 0 0 *
– Methadone 5 5 * 0 0 *
– All other opiates/opioids 6 11 * * * *
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents * 0 0 0 0 *
Salicylates/combinations * * 0 0 0 *
Misc. analgesics/combinations * * 0 0 * *
Anticonvulsants 0 0 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. 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.