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Baltimore-Towson, MD: Baltimore County, MD


Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 101
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 11
Population 789,814
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 12.8
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 1.4

Deaths by manner of death, 2009
Suicide 9.8%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 80.4%
Accidental 6.3%
Natural 3.6%

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2009
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 26 54 80
Cocaine 4 30 34
Alcohol 0 29 29
Benzodiazepines 0 12 12
Antidepressants 2 9 11

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2009
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 19.2
Female 7.0

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 *
21 to 34 16.5
35 to 54 26.5
55 and over 6.8

Place of death, 2009
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 23
Home 53
Public place *
Other 22
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility *
Home 6
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 93 101 35 12 11 5
Alcohol 29 29 0 7 * 0
Cocaine 30 34 4 * 0 0
Marijuana 0 0 0 0 0 0
Stimulants 0 0 0 0 0 0
Club drugs 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens * * 0 * 0 0
Inhalants 0 * * 0 * 0
Antidepressants 7 11 * 4 * 0
Antipsychotics 5 * 0 * * *
Benzodiazepines 10 12 0 0 * 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 6 7 * * * *
Opiates/opioids 77 80 26 * 4 *
– Heroin (specified) 12 26 13 0 * *
– Methadone 28 15 * 0 0 0
– All other opiates/opioids 46 44 12 * * *
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 0 0 0
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 0 * *
Misc. analgesics/combinations 5 * 0 * * 0
Anticonvulsants 0 * 0 0 0 0
Muscle relaxants * * * * * 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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