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Maryland


Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 575
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 58
State population, 2010 5,700,058
Population covered by DAWN 5,700,058
Percent of population covered by DAWN 100%

State overview: Deaths and population by county, 2010
County Drug-related Drug-related suicide Population
Deaths Rate Deaths Rate
Total participating (24) 575 10.1 58 1.0 5,700,058
1. Allegany County 15 20.7 2 2.8 72,542
2. Anne Arundel County 48 9.2 8 1.5 521,289
3. Baltimore City 172 27.0 11 1.7 637,419
4. Baltimore County 79 10.0 8 1.0 789,915
5. Calvert County 7 7.8 0 0.0 89,224
6. Caroline County 1 3.0 0 0.0 33,369
7. Carroll County 13 7.6 2 1.2 170,108
8. Cecil County 24 23.8 2 2.0 100,809
9. Charles County 11 7.7 1 0.7 142,251
10. Dorchester County 7 21.8 1 3.1 32,047
11. Frederick County 14 6.1 2 0.9 228,013
12. Garrett County 3 10.2 0 0.0 29,556
13. Harford County 35 14.4 2 0.8 242,542
14. Howard County 11 3.9 1 0.4 281,919
15. Kent County 4 19.8 1 4.9 20,249
16. Montgomery County 33 3.4 9 0.9 971,664
17. Prince George's County 49 5.9 5 0.6 834,665
18. Queen Anne's County 5 10.4 1 2.1 47,962
19. Somerset County 1 3.9 0 0.0 25,961
20. St. Mary's County 11 10.7 1 1.0 103,009
21. Talbot County 3 8.3 0 0.0 36,267
22. Washington County 12 8.2 0 0.0 145,924
23. Wicomico County 9 9.6 1 1.1 94,224
24. Worcester County 8 16.3 0 0.0 49,131

Deaths by manner of death, 2010
Suicide 9.2%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 75.7%
Accidental 10.3%
Natural 4.9%

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2010
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 144 335 479
Alcohol 2 187 189
Cocaine 32 139 171
Benzodiazepines 0 50 50
Antidepressants 5 33 38

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2010
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Alcohol 2 17 19
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 5 14 19
Opiates/opioids 3 16 19
Antidepressants 1 7 8
Misc. analgesics/combinations 3 5 8

Death rates by sex and age: Drug-related, 2010
Sex Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 13.2
Female 7.1

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 1.6
21 to 34 15.4
35 to 54 18.4
55 and over 5.6

Death rates by sex and age: Drug-related suicide, 2010
Sex Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 1.2
Female 0.9

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 *
21 to 34 0.8
35 to 54 2.1
55 and over 0.9

Place of death, 2010
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 242
Home 253
Public place 6
Other 74
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 17
Home 30
Public place *
Other 10
Not documented 0

Drug-related deaths by drug category, 2009-2010
Drug category Drug-related Drug-related suicide
Deaths, 2009 Deaths, 2010 Single-drug deaths, 2010 Deaths, 2009 Deaths, 2010 Single-drug deaths, 2010
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 736 575 193 55 58 25
Alcohol 255 189 * 15 19 *
Cocaine 228 171 32 * 4 0
Marijuana * * 0 0 0 0
Stimulants * * 0 0 0 0
Club drugs 0 * 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens 16 8 * * 0 0
Inhalants * * * 4 * *
Antidepressants 57 38 5 13 8 *
Antipsychotics 20 15 * 10 6 *
Benzodiazepines 69 50 0 7 6 *
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 35 31 * 14 19 5
Opiates/opioids 581 479 144 14 19 *
– Heroin (specified) 159 99 31 * * *
– Methadone 146 167 50 * 4 0
– All other opiates/opioids 331 264 63 11 12 *
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 0 0 0
Salicylates/combinations * 0 0 * * *
Misc. analgesics/combinations 33 27 * 10 8 *
Anticonvulsants 4 5 0 * * 0
Muscle relaxants 10 10 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.
4. A dash (-) represents a blank cell.
SOURCE: Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, SAMHSA, Drug Abuse Warning Network, 2010.

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