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Vermont

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 72
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 14
State population, 2005 622,387
Population covered by DAWN 622,387
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 (14) 72 11.6 14 2.2 622,387
1. Addison County 6 16.2 0 0.0 36,948
2. Bennington County 4 10.9 0 0.0 36,856
3. Caledonia County 3 9.8 1 3.3 30,531
4. Chittenden County 28 18.7 5 3.3 149,550
5. Essex County 1 15.1 0 0.0 6,639
6. Franklin County 3 6.3 2 4.2 47,931
7. Grand Isle County 1 12.9 0 0.0 7,741
8. Lamoille County 1 4.1 0 0.0 24,484
9. Orange County 0 0.0 1 3.4 29,306
10. Orleans County 7 25.4 0 0.0 27,590
11. Rutland County 6 9.4 1 1.6 63,609
12. Washington County 4 6.7 1 1.7 59,428
13. Windham County 4 9.1 3 6.8 43,985
14. Windsor County 4 6.9 0 0.0 57,789

Deaths by manner of death, 2005
Suicide 19.4%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 9.7%
Natural/accidental 70.8%

Place of death, 2005
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 31
Home 29
Public place 0
Other 12
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 6
Home 8
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 11 33 44
Alcohol 4 12 16
Antidepressants 0 13 13
Cocaine 2 11 13
Benzodiazepines 0 7 7

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2005
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Antidepressants 1 4 5
Opiates/opioids 0 4 4
Benzodiazepines 0 4 4
Alcohol 0 4 4

Gender and age death rates: Drug-related, 2005
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 14.7
Female 8.5

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 4.2
21 to 34 13.5
35 to 54 14.3
55 and over 14.6

Gender and age death rates: Drug-related suicide, 2005
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 2.3
Female 2.2

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.0
21 to 34 1.9
35 to 54 5.1
55 and over 1.3

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 62 72 34 9 14 5
Alcohol* 17 16 4 -- 4 0
Cocaine 14 13 -- 0 0 0
Marijuana -- -- 0 0 0 0
Stimulants 5 -- 0 0 0 0
Club drugs -- 0 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens†† 0 0 0 0 0 0
Inhalants -- -- -- 0 0 0
Antidepressants 4 13 0 -- 5 --
Antipsychotics 0 -- -- 0 -- 0
Benzodiazepines 6 7 0 -- 4 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics -- -- 0 -- -- 0
Opiates/opioids 34 44 11 5 4 0
– Heroin (specified) 6 -- 0 0 0 0
– Methadone 7 17 6 0 0 0
– All other opiates/opioids 25 28 5 5 4 0
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents -- 0 0 0 -- 0
Salicylates/combinations -- -- -- 0 -- --
Misc. analgesics/combinations -- -- 0 -- -- --
Anticonvulsants 0 -- 0 0 -- --
Muscle relaxants -- 5 0 0 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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