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Maine

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 122
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 23
State population, 2006 1,321,574
Population covered by DAWN 1,321,574
Percent of population covered by DAWN 100%

State overview: Deaths and population by county, 2006
Counties Drug-related Drug-related suicide Population
Deaths Rate Deaths Rate
Total participating (16) 122 9.2 23 1.7 1,321,574
1. Androscoggin County 9 8.4 1 0.9 107,552
2. Aroostook County 3 4.1 1 1.4 73,008
3. Cumberland County 22 8.0 2 0.7 274,598
4. Franklin County 3 10.0 0 0.0 30,017
5. Hancock County 2 3.7 2 3.7 53,797
6. Kennebec County 21 17.3 4 3.3 121,068
7. Knox County 4 9.7 0 0.0 41,096
8. Lincoln County 4 11.4 0 0.0 35,234
9. Oxford County 3 5.3 2 3.5 57,118
10. Penobscot County 19 12.9 5 3.4 147,180
11. Piscataquis County 1 5.7 0 0.0 17,585
12. Sagadahoc County 0 0.0 1 2.7 36,837
13. Somerset County 2 3.8 1 1.9 52,249
14. Waldo County 4 10.3 1 2.6 38,715
15. Washington County 6 18.0 1 3.0 33,288
16. York County 19 9.4 2 1.0 202,232

Deaths by manner of death, 2006
Suicide 15.9%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 0.7%
Accidental 83.4%
Natural 0.0%

Place of death, 2006
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 24
Home 62
Public place 11
Other 25
Not documented 0

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

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2006
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 42 56 98
Cocaine 3 26 29
Alcohol 8 21 29
Antidepressants 2 20 22
Benzodiazepines 0 18 18

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2006
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Antidepressants 0 9 9
Alcohol 0 7 7
Opiates/opioids 2 4 6
Antipsychotics 3 3 6

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2006
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 13.9
Female 4.7

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 3.6
21 to 34 20.0
35 to 54 14.8
55 and over 1.7

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related suicide, 2006
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 2.5
Female 1.0

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.0
21 to 34 0.9
35 to 54 3.6
55 and over 1.7

Drug-related deaths by drug category, 2005-2006
Drug category Drug-related Drug-related suicide
Deaths, 2005 Deaths, 2006 Single-drug deaths, 2006 Deaths, 2005 Deaths, 2006 Single-drug deaths, 2006
* 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 150 122 56 23 23 6
Alcohol* 34 29 8 6 7 0
Cocaine 22 29 -- 0 -- 0
Marijuana -- -- 0 0 0 0
Stimulants 0 0 0 0 0 0
Club drugs -- 0 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens†† 0 0 0 0 0 0
Inhalants 0 -- 0 0 0 0
Antidepressants 17 22 -- 10 9 0
Antipsychotics 7 8 -- -- 6 --
Benzodiazepines 26 18 0 5 -- 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics -- 4 0 4 -- 0
Opiates/opioids 122 98 42 6 6 --
– Heroin (specified) 5 4 -- -- 0 0
– Methadone 66 55 22 -- -- 0
– All other opiates/opioids 61 50 19 -- 5 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 0 -- 0
Salicylates/combinations 0 -- 0 0 -- 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations 5 0 0 -- -- 0
Anticonvulsants -- 6 0 -- 0 0
Muscle relaxants 5 6 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, 2006 (08/2008 update).

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