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Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV


Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 55
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 1
Metro area population, 2009 266,149
Population covered by DAWN 266,149
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) 55 20.7 1 0.4 266,149
1. Washington County, MD 20 13.7 0 0.0 145,910
2. Berkeley County, WV 32 30.8 1 1.0 103,854
3. Morgan County, WV 3 18.3 0 0.0 16,385

Deaths by manner of death, 2009
Suicide 1.8%
Homicide 1.8%
Could not be determined 35.7%
Accidental 57.1%
Natural 3.6%

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2009
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 14 33 47
Benzodiazepines 0 19 19
Alcohol 0 12 12
Antidepressants 1 9 10
Cocaine 0 5 5


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 28.3
Female 12.9

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 *
21 to 34 36.2
35 to 54 34.4
55 and over 10.6

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related suicide, 2009
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male *
Female 0.0

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

Place of death, 2009
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 20
Home 28
Public place *
Other 6
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 0
Home *
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 48 55 17 * * 0
Alcohol 15 12 0 * * -
Cocaine 8 5 0 * * -
Marijuana 0 * 0 * * -
Stimulants 0 0 0 * * -
Club drugs 0 0 0 * * -
Hallucinogens 0 0 0 * * -
Inhalants 0 * * * * -
Antidepressants * 10 * * * -
Antipsychotics * * 0 * * -
Benzodiazepines 11 19 0 * * -
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics * * 0 * * -
Opiates/opioids 44 47 14 * * -
– Heroin (specified) 15 17 5 * * -
– Methadone 12 7 * * * -
– All other opiates/opioids 19 28 8 * * -
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 * * -
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 * * -
Misc. analgesics/combinations * * 0 * * -
Anticonvulsants 0 * 0 * * -
Muscle relaxants * 5 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.
4. A dash (-) represents a blank cell.
SOURCE: Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, SAMHSA, Drug Abuse Warning Network, 2009.

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