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Baltimore-Towson, MD: Baltimore County, MD

Drug misuse deaths reported to DAWN 91
Suicide deaths reported to DAWN 13
Population 780,821
Drug misuse deaths per 1,000,000 population 116.5
Suicide deaths per 1,000,000 population 16.6

Drug-related deaths by drug category, 2003-2004
Drug category Drug misuse Suicide
Deaths,
2003
Deaths,
2004
Single-drug
deaths,
2004
Deaths,
2003
Deaths,
2004
Single-drug
deaths,
2004
1 Includes alcohol in combination with other drugs (all ages) and alcohol alone in decedents under age 21.
2 Includes MDMA (Ecstasy), GHB, flunitrazepam (Rohypnol), and ketamine.
3 Includes PCP, LSD, and miscellaneous hallucinogens.
ALL DRUGS 120 91 18 -- 13 4
Alcohol1 51 31 -- -- -- 0
Cocaine 42 34 6 -- -- 0
Marijuana 0 0 0 -- 0 0
Stimulants 0 -- 0 -- 0 0
Club drugs2 0 0 0 -- 0 0
Hallucinogens3 0 -- 0 -- 0 0
 
Inhalants 0 0 0 -- 0 0
Antidepressants 32 14 0 -- -- 0
Antipsychotics 7 4 -- -- 0 0
Benzodiazepines 8 7 0 -- 0 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 19 18 0 -- 6 --
Opiates/opioids 98 71 8 -- 7 --
– Heroin (specified) -- 12 -- -- 0 0
– Methadone 28 24 -- -- 0 0
– All other opiates/opioids 82 53 -- -- 7 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 -- 0 0
Salicylates/combinations 0 -- -- -- 0 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations 16 14 0 -- 5 0
Anticonvulsants 0 -- 0 -- 0 0
Muscle relaxants 4 -- 0 -- 0 0

Deaths by case type, 2004
Suicide 12.5%
Overmedication 0.0%
Homicide 0.0%
All other accidental 4.8%
Could not be determined 82.7%

Causes of death, 2004
Drug misuse Deaths
Any drug-related cause 89
– Abuse --
– Drug or alcohol 89
– Toxic effects 84
Body systems (includes infections) 6
Accidents and injuries --

Place of death, 2004
Drug misuse Deaths
Health care facility 17
Home 59
Public place --
Other 12
Not documented 0

Death rates by gender and age: Drug misuse, 2004
Gender Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Male 177.7
Female 61.0

Age Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Under 21 9.3
21 to 34 205.9
35 to 54 237.3
55 and over 25.6

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug misuse deaths, 2004
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 8 63 71
Cocaine 6 28 34
Alcohol 2 29 31
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 0 18 18
Misc. analgesics/combinations 0 14 14

End Notes
-- Indicates a number less than 4 has been suppressed.
SOURCE: Office of Applied Studies, SAMHSA, Drug Abuse Warning Network 2004 (11/2005 update).

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