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Maryland

Drug misuse deaths reported to DAWN 655
Suicide deaths reported to DAWN 40
Metro area population, 2004 5,558,058
Population covered by DAWN 5,558,058
Percent of population covered by DAWN 100%

State overview: Deaths and population by county, 2004
Counties Drug misuse Suicide Total
population
Deaths Rate1 Deaths Rate1
Included in metropolitan area profiles.
* Indicates area featured in Spotlight section.
1 Deaths per 1,000,000 population.
Total participating (24) 655 117.8 40 7.2 5,558,058
1. Allegany County 11 148.9 0 0.0 73,871
2. Anne Arundel County * 46 90.4 1 2.0 508,572
3. Baltimore city * 286 449.5 5 7.9 636,251
4. Baltimore County * 91 116.5 13 16.6 780,821
5. Calvert County 5 57.8 1 11.6 86,474
6. Caroline County 1 32.2 0 0.0 31,058
7. Carroll County 13 78.2 2 12.0 166,159
8. Cecil County 15 157.0 1 10.5 95,526
9. Charles County 9 66.3 3 22.1 135,807
10. Dorchester County 2 64.7 0 0.0 30,912
11. Frederick County 15 68.9 0 0.0 217,653
12. Garrett County 1 33.2 0 0.0 30,124
13. Harford County 16 67.9 0 0.0 235,594
14. Howard County 13 48.7 2 7.5 266,738
15. Kent County 0 0.0 0 0.0 19,582
16. Montgomery County 34 36.9 4 4.3 921,690
17. Prince George's County 49 58.1 1 1.2 842,967
18. Queen Anne's County 3 66.6 0 0.0 45,078
19. Somerset County 2 77.3 0 0.0 25,863
20. St. Mary's County 5 52.7 1 10.5 94,921
21. Talbot County 4 114.2 0 0.0 35,017
22. Washington County 12 85.9 2 14.3 139,624
23. Wicomico County 13 146.4 2 22.5 88,782
24. Worcester County 9 183.8 2 40.8 48,974

Deaths by case type, 2004
Suicide 5.8%
Overmedication 0.3%
Homicide 0.1%
All other accidental 3.2%
Could not be determined 90.6%

Place of death, 2004
Drug misuse Deaths
Health care facility 228
Home 298
Public place 19
Other 109
Not documented --

Suicide Deaths
Health care facility 12
Home 23
Public place --
Other --
Not documented 0

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug misuse deaths, 2004
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 88 422 510
Cocaine 45 222 267
Alcohol 16 204 220
Antidepressants 2 102 104
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 2 68 70

Top 5 drugs involved: Suicide deaths, 2004
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 2 13 15
Antidepressants 2 13 15
Alcohol 0 13 13
Opiates/opioids 2 9 11
Misc. analgesics/combinations 1 9 10

Death rates by gender and age: Drug misuse, 2004
Gender Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Male 169.4
Female 69.0

Age Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Under 21 16.0
21 to 34 149.0
35 to 54 253.4
55 and over 33.9

Death rates by gender and age: Suicide, 2004
Gender Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Male 8.5
Female 5.9

Age Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Under 21 1.8
21 to 34 7.0
35 to 54 12.8
55 and over 6.6

Causes of death, 2004
Drug misuse Deaths
Any drug-related cause 639
– Abuse 5
– Drug or alcohol 639
– Toxic effects 606
Body systems (includes infections) 38
Accidents and injuries 21

Suicide Deaths
Any drug-related cause 40
– Abuse 0
– Drug or alcohol 40
– Toxic effects 38
Body systems (includes infections) --
Accidents and injuries --

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
2 Includes alcohol in combination with other drugs (all ages) and alcohol alone in decedents under age 21.
3 Includes MDMA (Ecstasy), GHB, flunitrazepam (Rohypnol), and ketamine.
4 Includes PCP, LSD, and miscellaneous hallucinogens.
ALL DRUGS 697 655 164 21 40 13
Alcohol2 269 220 16 7 13 0
Cocaine 277 267 45 0 6 0
Marijuana -- -- 0 0 0 0
Stimulants 0 -- 0 0 0 0
Club drugs3 0 -- -- 0 0 0
Hallucinogens4 -- 6 0 0 0 0
Inhalants 0 -- 0 0 0 0
 
Antidepressants 177 104 -- 13 15 --
Antipsychotics 35 26 -- 0 4 --
Benzodiazepines 46 28 0 -- -- --
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 108 70 -- 7 15 --
Opiates/opioids 595 510 88 7 11 --
– Heroin (specified) -- 78 13 0 -- 0
– Methadone 146 137 26 -- 0 0
– All other opiates/opioids 518 375 49 5 10 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 0 0 0
Salicylates/combinations -- -- -- -- 0 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations 93 65 -- 11 10 --
Anticonvulsants 5 4 0 -- 0 0
Muscle relaxants 14 16 -- -- -- 0

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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