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Burlington-South Burlington, VT

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 32
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 7
Metro area population, 2005 205,222
Population covered by DAWN 205,222
Percent of population covered by DAWN 100%

Metro area overview: Deaths and population by county, 2005
Metro area component Drug-related Drug-related suicide Population
Deaths Rate Deaths Rate
Total participating (3) 32 15.6 7 3.4 205,222
1. Chittenden County, VT 28 18.7 5 3.3 149,550
2. Franklin County, VT 3 6.3 2 4.2 47,931
3. Grand Isle County, VT 1 12.9 0 0.0 7,741

Deaths by manner of death, 2005
Suicide 17.9%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 2.6%
Natural/accidental 79.5%

Place of death, 2005
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 17
Home 10
Public place 0
Other 5
Not documented 0

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

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2005
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 5 12 17
Cocaine 2 4 6
Alcohol 1 5 6
Benzodiazepines 0 4 4

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2005
No single drug had 4 or more deaths.

Gender and age death rates: Drug-related, 2005
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 17.8
Female 13.4

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 3.4
21 to 34 13.2
35 to 54 16.7
55 and over 32.4

Gender and age death rates: Drug-related suicide, 2005
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 5.0
Female 1.9

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.0
21 to 34 2.6
35 to 54 7.6
55 and over 2.3

Drug-related deaths by drug category, 2004-2005
Drug category Drug-related Drug-related suicide
Deaths, 2004 Deaths, 2005 Single-drug deaths, 2005 Deaths, 2004 Deaths, 2005 Single-drug deaths, 2005
* Includes alcohol in combination with other drugs (all ages) and alcohol alone in decedents under age 21.
Includes MDMA (Ecstasy), GHB, flunitrazepam (Rohypnol), and ketamine.
†† Includes PCP, LSD, and miscellaneous hallucinogens.
ALL DRUGS   32 19   7 --
Alcohol*   6 --   -- --
Cocaine   6 --   0 --
Marijuana   0 0   0 --
Stimulants   0 0   0 --
Club drugs   0 0   0 --
Hallucinogens††   0 0   0 --
Inhalants   0 0   0 --
Antidepressants   -- 0   -- --
Antipsychotics   -- 0   -- --
Benzodiazepines   4 0   -- --
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics   0 0   0 --
Opiates/opioids   17 5   -- --
– Heroin (specified)   -- 0   0 --
– Methadone   6 --   0 --
– All other opiates/opioids   11 --   -- --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents   0 0   -- --
Salicylates/combinations   -- --   -- --
Misc. analgesics/combinations   0 0   -- --
Anticonvulsants   0 0   -- --
Muscle relaxants   -- 0   0 --

End Notes
1. Drug-related deaths exclude suicides.
2. All death rates are per 100,000 population.
3. -- A number less than 4 has been suppressed.

SOURCE: Office of Applied Studies, SAMHSA, Drug Abuse Warning Network, 2005 (08/2008 update).

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