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Baltimore-Towson, MD


Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 363
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 33
Metro area population, 2010 2,691,154
Population covered by DAWN 2,691,154
Percent of population covered by DAWN 100%

Metro area overview: Deaths and population by county, 2010
County Drug-related Drug-related suicide Population
Deaths Rate Deaths Rate
Total participating (7) 363 13.5 33 1.2 2,691,154
1. Anne Arundel County, MD 48 9.2 8 1.5 521,289
2. Baltimore City, MD 172 27.0 11 1.7 637,419
3. Baltimore County, MD 79 10.0 8 1.0 789,915
4. Carroll County, MD 13 7.6 2 1.2 170,108
5. Harford County, MD 35 14.4 2 0.8 242,542
6. Howard County, MD 11 3.9 1 0.4 281,919
7. Queen Anne's County, MD 5 10.4 1 2.1 47,962

Deaths by manner of death, 2010
Suicide 8.3%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 77.0%
Accidental 9.6%
Natural 5.1%

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2010
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 92 222 314
Alcohol 0 118 118
Cocaine 20 96 116
Benzodiazepines 0 35 35
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 1 20 21

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2010
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 1 11 12
Alcohol 0 11 11
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 2 8 10
Misc. analgesics/combinations 3 5 8
Antidepressants 0 5 5

Death rates by sex and age: Drug-related, 2010
Sex Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 18.1
Female 9.1

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 2.0
21 to 34 19.0
35 to 54 25.4
55 and over 7.8

Death rates by sex and age: Drug-related suicide, 2010
Sex Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 1.8
Female 0.7

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 *
21 to 34 1.2
35 to 54 2.3
55 and over 1.2

Place of death, 2010
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 158
Home 157
Public place *
Other 46
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 8
Home 20
Public place *
Other 4
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 488 363 119 28 33 12
Alcohol 169 118 0 11 11 0
Cocaine 171 116 20 * * 0
Marijuana 0 * 0 0 0 0
Stimulants * 0 0 0 0 0
Club drugs 0 * 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens 7 * 0 0 0 0
Inhalants * * 0 * 0 0
Antidepressants 34 16 * 8 5 0
Antipsychotics 9 7 * 5 4 *
Benzodiazepines 47 35 0 * 4 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 23 21 * 10 10 *
Opiates/opioids 400 314 92 7 12 *
– Heroin (specified) 128 74 20 * * *
– Methadone 107 123 34 0 4 0
– All other opiates/opioids 202 155 38 5 5 0
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 0 0 0
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 * * *
Misc. analgesics/combinations 14 15 * 6 8 *
Anticonvulsants * 4 0 0 * 0
Muscle relaxants 6 7 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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