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Portland-South Portland, ME

Drug misuse deaths reported to DAWN 50
Suicide deaths reported to DAWN 7
Metro area population, 2004 510,791
Population covered by DAWN 510,791
Percent of population covered by DAWN 100%

Metro area overview: Deaths and population by county, 2004
Metro area component Drug misuse Suicide Total
population
Deaths Rate1 Deaths Rate1
1 Deaths per 1,000,000 population.
Total participating (3) 50 97.9 7 13.7 510,791
1. Cumberland County, ME 31 113.3 4 14.6 273,505
2. Sagadahoc County, ME 2 54.2 1 27.1 36,927
3. York County, ME 17 84.8 2 10.0 200,359

Deaths by case type, 2004
Suicide 12.3%
Overmedication 1.8%
Homicide 0.0%
All other accidental 84.2%
Could not be determined 1.8%

Place of death, 2004
Drug misuse Deaths
Health care facility 13
Home 22
Public place --
Other 13
Not documented 0

Suicide Deaths
Health care facility 0
Home 4
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 18 24 42
Cocaine 3 11 14
Alcohol 0 13 13
Benzodiazepines 0 11 11
Antidepressants 0 10 10

Death rates by gender and age: Drug misuse, 2004
Gender Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Male 132.5
Female 64.9

Age Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Under 21 29.9
21 to 34 253.1
35 to 54 143.0
55 and over 7.9

Death rates by gender and age: Suicide, 2004
Gender Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Male 12.0
Female 15.3

Age Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Under 21 0.0
21 to 34 12.1
35 to 54 29.8
55 and over 7.9

Causes of death, 2004
Drug misuse Deaths
Any drug-related cause 45
– Abuse 0
– Drug or alcohol 45
– Toxic effects 45
Body systems (includes infections) 10
Accidents and injuries --

Suicide Deaths
Any drug-related cause 5
– Abuse 0
– Drug or alcohol 5
– Toxic effects 5
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 49 50 22 9 7 4
Alcohol2 13 13 0 4 -- 0
Cocaine 4 14 -- 0 -- 0
Marijuana 0 0 0 0 0 0
Stimulants -- 0 0 0 0 0
Club drugs3 0 -- 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens4 0 0 0 0 0 0
Inhalants 0 0 0 0 0 0
 
Antidepressants 11 10 0 -- -- 0
Antipsychotics -- -- 0 -- -- --
Benzodiazepines 7 11 0 4 -- 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 0 -- 0 -- -- --
Opiates/opioids 45 42 18 5 -- --
– Heroin (specified) -- -- -- 0 0 0
– Methadone 23 31 14 -- 0 0
– All other opiates/opioids 28 11 -- 4 -- --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 -- 0 0
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 -- 0 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations 4 -- 0 -- 0 0
Anticonvulsants -- -- -- -- -- 0
Muscle relaxants 0 0 0 -- 0 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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