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Vermont

Drug misuse deaths reported to DAWN 62
Suicide deaths reported to DAWN 9
Metro area population, 2004 621,394
Population covered by DAWN 621,394
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
1 Deaths per 1,000,000 population.
Total participating (14) 62 99.8 9 14.5 621,394
1. Addison County 4 108.5 0 0.0 36,865
2. Bennington County 3 81.2 1 27.1 36,956
3. Caledonia County 0 0.0 0 0.0 30,464
4. Chittenden County 19 127.3 3 20.1 149,286
5. Essex County 0 0.0 0 0.0 6,654
6. Franklin County 4 84.1 0 0.0 47,556
7. Grand Isle County 0 0.0 0 0.0 7,643
8. Lamoille County 0 0.0 2 81.9 24,418
9. Orange County 2 68.5 0 0.0 29,189
10. Orleans County 6 219.2 0 0.0 27,372
11. Rutland County 6 94.3 0 0.0 63,616
12. Washington County 7 118.5 0 0.0 59,068
13. Windham County 5 112.9 2 45.2 44,284
14. Windsor County 6 103.4 1 17.2 58,023

Deaths by case type, 2004
Suicide 12.7%
Overmedication 4.2%
Homicide 0.0%
All other accidental 67.6%
Could not be determined 15.5%

Place of death, 2004
Drug misuse Deaths
Health care facility 32
Home 19
Public place 4
Other 7
Not documented 0

Suicide Deaths
Health care facility 5
Home --
Public place 0
Other --
Not documented 0

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug misuse deaths, 2004
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 13 21 34
Alcohol 4 13 17
Cocaine 4 10 14
Benzodiazepines 0 6 6
Stimulants 0 5 5

Top 5 drugs involved: Suicide deaths, 2004
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 0 5 5

Death rates by gender and age: Drug misuse, 2004
Gender Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Male 166.9
Female 34.9

Age Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Under 21 54.8
21 to 34 126.8
35 to 54 125.4
55 and over 96.8

Death rates by gender and age: Suicide, 2004
Gender Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Male 9.8
Female 19.0

Age Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Under 21 0.0
21 to 34 19.5
35 to 54 15.0
55 and over 25.8

Causes of death, 2004
Drug misuse Deaths
Any drug-related cause 38
– Abuse 0
– Drug or alcohol 38
– Toxic effects 32
Body systems (includes infections) 12
Accidents and injuries 22

Suicide Deaths
Any drug-related cause 8
– Abuse 0
– Drug or alcohol 8
– Toxic effects 8
Body systems (includes infections) --
Accidents and injuries 0

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 74 62 34 14 9 --
Alcohol2 19 17 4 -- -- --
Cocaine 11 14 4 0 0 --
Marijuana -- -- -- 0 0 --
Stimulants 0 5 0 0 0 --
Club drugs3 -- -- 0 0 0 --
Hallucinogens4 0 0 0 0 0 --
Inhalants 0 -- 0 0 0 --
 
Antidepressants 9 4 0 5 -- --
Antipsychotics 0 0 0 -- 0 --
Benzodiazepines 9 6 0 -- -- --
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 6 -- 0 -- -- --
Opiates/opioids 54 34 13 -- 5 --
– Heroin (specified) 4 6 5 0 0 --
– Methadone 12 7 -- -- 0 --
– All other opiates/opioids 41 25 6 -- 5 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 -- -- 0 0 --
Salicylates/combinations -- -- 0 -- 0 --
Misc. analgesics/combinations -- -- 0 -- -- --
Anticonvulsants -- 0 0 0 0 --
Muscle relaxants -- -- 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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