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Baltimore-Towson, MD: Baltimore City, MD


Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 265
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 8
Population 637,418
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 41.6
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 1.3

Deaths by manner of death, 2009
Suicide 2.9%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 89.7%
Accidental 4.0%
Natural 3.3%

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2009
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 58 163 221
Cocaine 20 84 104
Alcohol 0 99 99
Benzodiazepines 0 22 22
Antidepressants 0 15 15

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2009
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 65.7
Female 20.6

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 *
21 to 34 33.2
35 to 54 102.5
55 and over 28.5

Place of death, 2009
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 143
Home 83
Public place *
Other 38
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 4
Home *
Public place 0
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 191 265 84 5 8 4
Alcohol 65 99 0 * * 0
Cocaine 81 104 20 * 0 0
Marijuana 0 0 0 0 0 0
Stimulants 0 * 0 0 0 0
Club drugs * 0 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens 0 * 0 0 0 0
Inhalants 0 0 0 0 0 0
Antidepressants 11 15 0 * * 0
Antipsychotics * * * 0 * *
Benzodiazepines 5 22 0 0 * 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics * 13 4 * * 0
Opiates/opioids 161 221 58 * * *
– Heroin (specified) 52 73 16 0 * *
– Methadone 52 62 20 0 0 0
– All other opiates/opioids 74 110 22 * 0 0
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 0 0 0
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 0 0 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations 7 9 0 * * *
Anticonvulsants 0 * 0 0 0 0
Muscle relaxants * * 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.

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