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Maryland

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 665
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 51
State population, 2005 5,589,599
Population covered by DAWN 5,589,599
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 (24) 665 11.9 51 0.9 5,589,599
1. Allegany County 8 10.9 3 4.1 73,245
2. Anne Arundel County 54 10.6 2 0.4 509,397
3. Baltimore city 285 44.8 2 0.3 636,377
4. Baltimore County 87 11.1 12 1.5 783,405
5. Calvert County 6 6.8 0 0.0 87,622
6. Caroline County 1 3.1 1 3.1 31,805
7. Carroll County 11 6.5 2 1.2 168,397
8. Cecil County 15 15.4 1 1.0 97,474
9. Charles County 5 3.6 1 0.7 138,106
10. Dorchester County 2 6.4 1 3.2 31,351
11. Frederick County 14 6.4 3 1.4 220,409
12. Garrett County 1 3.3 0 0.0 29,863
13. Harford County 25 10.5 2 0.8 238,850
14. Howard County 13 4.8 3 1.1 269,174
15. Kent County 0 0.0 0 0.0 19,908
16. Montgomery County 40 4.3 8 0.9 927,405
17. Prince George's County 49 5.8 4 0.5 842,764
18. Queen Anne's County 2 4.4 0 0.0 45,469
19. Somerset County 2 7.8 1 3.9 25,666
20. St. Mary's County 12 12.4 1 1.0 96,868
21. Talbot County 4 11.2 1 2.8 35,630
22. Washington County 13 9.2 1 0.7 141,563
23. Wicomico County 12 13.3 2 2.2 90,252
24. Worcester County 4 8.2 0 0.0 48,599

Deaths by manner of death, 2005
Suicide 7.1%
Homicide 0.1%
Could not be determined 88.7%
Natural/accidental 4.1%

Place of death, 2005
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 288
Home 261
Public place 15
Other 100
Not documented --

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 15
Home 30
Public place --
Other 5
Not documented 0

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2005
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 148 375 523
Cocaine 58 190 248
Alcohol 3 195 198
Antidepressants 6 54 60
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 2 48 50

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2005
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 1 17 18
Alcohol 0 17 17
Miscellaneous analgesics/combinations 2 13 15
Antidepressants 5 9 14
Opiates/opioids 5 8 13

Gender and age death rates: Drug-related, 2005
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 16.9
Female 7.2

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 1.2
21 to 34 13.1
35 to 54 26.2
55 and over 4.4

Gender and age death rates: Drug-related suicide, 2005
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 0.9
Female 0.9

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.1
21 to 34 0.8
35 to 54 1.6
55 and over 1.1

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 655 665 230 40 51 20
Alcohol* 220 198 -- 13 17 0
Cocaine 267 248 58 6 -- 0
Marijuana -- -- 0 0 0 0
Stimulants -- 4 -- 0 0 0
Club drugs -- -- 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens†† 6 7 0 0 0 0
Inhalants -- 0 0 0 0 0
Antidepressants 104 60 6 15 14 5
Antipsychotics 26 14 -- 4 5 --
Benzodiazepines 28 22 -- -- -- 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 70 50 -- 15 18 --
Opiates/opioids 510 523 148 11 13 5
– Heroin (specified) 78 18 0 -- 0 0
– Methadone 137 177 66 0 -- 0
– All other opiates/opioids 430 394 82 11 13 5
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 0 0 0
Salicylates/combinations -- -- -- 0 -- --
Misc. analgesics/combinations 65 44 -- 10 15 --
Anticonvulsants 4 -- 0 0 -- --
Muscle relaxants 16 13 -- -- -- 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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