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Maine

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 150
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 23
State population, 2005 1,318,220
Population covered by DAWN 1,318,220
Percent of population covered by DAWN 100%

State overview: Deaths and population by county, 2005
Counties Drug-related Drug-related suicide Population
Deaths Rate Deaths Rate
Total participating (16) 150 11.4 23 1.7 1,318,220
1. Androscoggin County 12 11.2 0 0.0 107,061
2. Aroostook County 9 12.3 0 0.0 73,030
3. Cumberland County 35 12.8 10 3.6 274,194
4. Franklin County 6 20.1 0 0.0 29,861
5. Hancock County 6 11.2 0 0.0 53,613
6. Kennebec County 15 12.4 2 1.7 120,782
7. Knox County 5 12.2 0 0.0 41,088
8. Lincoln County 3 8.5 0 0.0 35,200
9. Oxford County 9 15.9 0 0.0 56,766
10. Penobscot County 20 13.6 5 3.4 146,817
11. Piscataquis County 1 5.7 0 0.0 17,596
12. Sagadahoc County 1 2.7 0 0.0 36,734
13. Somerset County 4 7.7 0 0.0 51,649
14. Waldo County 2 5.2 0 0.0 38,527
15. Washington County 4 12.0 1 3.0 33,238
16. York County 18 8.9 5 2.5 202,064

Deaths by manner of death, 2005
Suicide 13.3%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 8.1%
Natural/accidental 78.6%

Place of death, 2005
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 42
Home 88
Public place 7
Other 13
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 6
Home 15
Public place --
Other --
Not documented 0

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2005
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 56 66 122
Alcohol 1 33 34
Benzodiazepines 3 23 26
Cocaine 6 16 22
Antidepressants 0 17 17

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2005
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Antidepressants 4 6 10
Opiates/opioids 2 4 6
Alcohol 0 6 6
Benzodiazepines 0 5 5
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 0 4 4

Gender and age death rates: Drug-related, 2005
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 16.0
Female 7.0

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 3.3
21 to 34 20.8
35 to 54 19.6
55 and over 3.7

Gender and age death rates: Drug-related suicide, 2005
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 1.6
Female 1.9

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.0
21 to 34 2.3
35 to 54 3.1
55 and over 1.4

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 129 150 71 27 23 9
Alcohol* 34 34 -- 6 6 0
Cocaine 26 22 6 -- 0 0
Marijuana 0 -- 0 0 0 0
Stimulants -- 0 0 0 0 0
Club drugs -- -- -- 0 0 0
Hallucinogens†† 0 0 0 0 0 0
Inhalants -- 0 0 0 0 0
Antidepressants 20 17 0 12 10 4
Antipsychotics 4 7 -- -- -- --
Benzodiazepines 26 26 -- -- 5 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics -- -- 0 4 4 0
Opiates/opioids 112 122 56 9 6 --
– Heroin (specified) 4 5 -- 0 -- --
– Methadone 67 66 36 4 -- --
– All other opiates/opioids 48 61 19 5 -- 0
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 0 0 0
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 0 0 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations 4 5 0 -- -- 0
Anticonvulsants 5 -- 0 -- -- --
Muscle relaxants -- 5 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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