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Baltimore-Towson, MD: Baltimore County, MD

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 108
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 7
Population 788,994
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 13.7
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 0.9

Drug-related deaths by drug category, 2006-2007
Drug category Drug-related Drug-related suicide
Deaths, 2006 Deaths, 2007 Single-drug
deaths, 2007
Deaths, 2006 Deaths, 2007 Single-drug
deaths, 2007
* 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 97 108 31 13 7 --
Alcohol* 33 42 0 5 -- --
Cocaine 32 32 6 -- -- --
Marijuana 0 0 0 0 0 --
Stimulants 0 0 0 0 0 --
Club drugs 0 0 0 0 0 --
Hallucinogens†† 0 0 0 0 0 --
Inhalants 0 0 0 0 0 --
Antidepressants 8 13 -- -- -- --
Antipsychotics 4 9 0 -- -- --
Benzodiazepines -- 14 0 4 -- --
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 4 11 -- -- -- --
– Opiates/opioids 78 90 21 5 4 --
– Heroin (specified) 0 13 -- 0 0 --
– Methadone 30 32 10 0 -- --
All other opiates/opioids 59 57 9 5 -- --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 0 0 --
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 0 0 --
Misc. analgesics/combinations -- 6 0 -- 0 --
Anticonvulsants -- -- 0 0 0 --
Muscle relaxants -- 4 -- -- -- --

Deaths by manner of death, 2007
Suicide 6.1%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 86.1%
Accidental 4.3%
Natural 3.5%

Place of death, 2007
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 23
Home 60
Public place --
Other 24
Not documented 0

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

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2007
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 21.1
Female 7.0

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 1.9
21 to 34 20.8
35 to 54 26.9
55 and over 5.9

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2007
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 21 69 90
Alcohol 0 42 42
Cocaine 6 26 32
Benzodiazepines 0 14 14
Antidepressants 2 11 13

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, 2007 (08/2008 update).

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