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Maryland


Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 736
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 55
State population, 2009 5,699,478
Population covered by DAWN 5,699,478
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 (24) 736 12.9 55 1.0 5,699,478
1. Allegany County 11 15.2 0 0.0 72,532
2. Anne Arundel County 55 10.6 6 1.2 521,209
3. Baltimore City 265 41.6 8 1.3 637,418
4. Baltimore County 101 12.8 11 1.4 789,814
5. Calvert County 13 14.6 1 1.1 89,212
6. Caroline County 2 6.0 0 0.0 33,367
7. Carroll County 16 9.4 1 0.6 170,089
8. Cecil County 20 19.8 1 1.0 100,796
9. Charles County 8 5.6 1 0.7 142,226
10. Dorchester County 2 6.2 0 0.0 32,043
11. Frederick County 22 9.6 0 0.0 227,980
12. Garrett County 5 16.9 0 0.0 29,555
13. Harford County 33 13.6 1 0.4 242,514
14. Howard County 16 5.7 1 0.4 281,884
15. Kent County 3 14.8 0 0.0 20,247
16. Montgomery County 42 4.3 15 1.5 971,600
17. Prince George's County 61 7.3 5 0.6 834,560
18. Queen Anne's County 2 4.2 0 0.0 47,958
19. Somerset County 3 11.6 0 0.0 25,959
20. St. Mary's County 9 8.7 1 1.0 102,999
21. Talbot County 3 8.3 0 0.0 36,262
22. Washington County 20 13.7 0 0.0 145,910
23. Wicomico County 15 15.9 2 2.1 94,222
24. Worcester County 9 18.3 1 2.0 49,122

Deaths by manner of death, 2009
Suicide 7.0%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 84.2%
Accidental 6.1%
Natural 2.8%

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2009
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 191 390 581
Alcohol 2 253 255
Cocaine 45 183 228
Benzodiazepines 1 68 69
Antidepressants 6 51 57

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2009
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Alcohol 0 15 15
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 3 11 14
Opiates/opioids 4 10 14
Antidepressants 1 12 13
Antipsychotics 3 7 10

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2009
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 19.1
Female 7.1

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 1.6
21 to 34 17.7
35 to 54 24.2
55 and over 8.5

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related suicide, 2009
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 1.0
Female 0.9

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.0
21 to 34 0.8
35 to 54 1.5
55 and over 1.5

Place of death, 2009
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 319
Home 309
Public place 7
Other 101
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 11
Home 31
Public place *
Other 10
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 653 736 271 59 55 22
Alcohol 235 255 * 28 15 0
Cocaine 214 228 45 11 * 0
Marijuana 0 * 0 0 0 0
Stimulants * * 0 0 0 0
Club drugs * 0 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens 12 16 6 * * *
Inhalants * * * 0 4 *
Antidepressants 52 57 6 20 13 *
Antipsychotics 18 20 5 11 10 *
Benzodiazepines 53 69 * 7 7 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 33 35 5 10 14 *
Opiates/opioids 515 581 191 22 14 4
– Heroin (specified) 111 159 60 * * *
– Methadone 164 146 41 0 * 0
– All other opiates/opioids 292 331 90 21 11 *
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 0 0 0
Salicylates/combinations * * * * * *
Misc. analgesics/combinations 35 33 * 10 10 6
Anticonvulsants 0 4 0 * * 0
Muscle relaxants 10 10 * * * 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.

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