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Vermont

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 52
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 21
State population, 2010 621,829
Population covered by DAWN 621,829
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 (14) 52 8.4 21 3.4 621,829
1. Addison County 5 13.6 1 2.7 36,766
2. Bennington County 3 8.2 2 5.5 36,415
3. Caledonia County 2 6.6 2 6.6 30,256
4. Chittenden County 20 13.1 4 2.6 152,343
5. Essex County 0 0.0 0 0.0 6,396
6. Franklin County 3 6.2 2 4.2 48,184
7. Grand Isle County 0 0.0 0 0.0 7,558
8. Lamoille County 2 7.7 1 3.9 25,953
9. Orange County 1 3.5 4 13.8 28,902
10. Orleans County 0 0.0 0 0.0 27,303
11. Rutland County 6 9.5 3 4.8 63,018
12. Washington County 5 8.5 1 1.7 58,700
13. Windham County 2 4.6 0 0.0 43,478
14. Windsor County 3 5.3 1 1.8 56,557

Deaths by manner of death, 2010
Suicide 28.8%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 11.0%
Accidental 56.2%
Natural 4.1%

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2010
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 10 22 32
Benzodiazepines 0 14 14
Antidepressants 0 12 12
Alcohol 0 8 8
Cocaine 0 6 6

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2010
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Antidepressants 1 10 11
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 1 6 7
Opiates/opioids 1 5 6
Benzodiazepines 0 5 5

Death rates by sex and age: Drug-related, 2010
Sex Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 8.8
Female 7.9

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.0
21 to 34 8.6
35 to 54 9.4
55 and over 14.8

Death rates by sex and age: Drug-related suicide, 2010
Sex Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 3.6
Female 3.2

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.0
21 to 34 4.8
35 to 54 3.3
55 and over 5.7

Place of death, 2010
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 23
Home 29
Public place 0
Other 0
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 4
Home 13
Public place *
Other *
Not documented 0

Drug-related deaths by drug category, 2009-2010
Drug category Drug-relatedDrug-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 80 52 26 15 21 6
Alcohol 16 8 0 4 * 0
Cocaine 8 6 0 * 0 0
Marijuana 0 * 0 0 * 0
Stimulants * 0 0 0 0 0
Club drugs 0 * * * 0 0
Hallucinogens 0 0 0 0 0 0
Inhalants * * 0 * * *
Antidepressants 10 12 0 6 11 *
Antipsychotics * 4 0 * * 0
Benzodiazepines 9 14 0 * 5 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 5 5 0 * 7 *
Opiates/opioids 48 32 10 4 6 *
– Heroin (specified) 5 0 0 0 0 0
– Methadone 14 8 6 * 0 0
– All other opiates/opioids 33 24 4 4 6 *
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 0 0 0
Salicylates/combinations * 0 0 * * 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations * * * * * 0
Anticonvulsants 0 * 0 0 * 0
Muscle relaxants * 4 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.
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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