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Maine

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 132
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 22
Metro area population, 2007 1,317,207
Population covered by DAWN 1,317,207
Percent of population covered by DAWN 100%

State overview: Deaths and population by county, 2007
Counties Drug-related Drug-related suicide Population
Deaths Rate Deaths Rate
Total participating (16) 132 10.0 22 1.7 1,317,207
1. Androscoggin County 9 8.4 2 1.9 106,815
2. Aroostook County 5 6.9 0 0.0 72,047
3. Cumberland County 35 12.7 6 2.2 275,374
4. Franklin County 4 13.4 2 6.7 29,927
5. Hancock County 3 5.6 1 1.9 53,278
6. Kennebec County 15 12.4 1 0.8 120,839
7. Knox County 6 14.7 0 0.0 40,781
8. Lincoln County 1 2.9 0 0.0 34,800
9. Oxford County 6 10.6 1 1.8 56,734
10. Penobscot County 14 9.4 2 1.3 148,784
11. Piscataquis County 3 17.5 1 5.8 17,180
12. Sagadahoc County 2 5.5 0 0.0 36,387
13. Somerset County 1 1.9 3 5.8 51,658
14. Waldo County 4 10.4 0 0.0 38,511
15. Washington County 6 18.3 1 3.1 32,751
16. York County 18 8.9 2 1.0 201,341

Deaths by manner of death, 2007
Suicide 14.3%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 4.5%
Accidental 80.5%
Natural 0.6%

Place of death, 2007
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 30
Home 78
Public place --
Other 22
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 0
Home 19
Public place 0
Other --
Not documented 0

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2007
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 33 76 109
Antidepressants 1 30 31
Benzodiazepines 0 29 29
Cocaine 6 22 28
Alcohol 0 22 22

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2007
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Antidepressants 1 12 13
Opiates/opioids 2 8 10
Alcohol 0 5 5
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 0 4 4
Benzodiazepines 0 4 4

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2007
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 13.5
Female 6.7

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 1.5
21 to 34 26.1
35 to 54 14.5
55 and over 3.5

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related suicide, 2007
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 1.7
Female 1.6

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.0
21 to 34 1.4
35 to 54 2.7
55 and over 2.2

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 122 132 43 23 22 5
Alcohol* 29 22 0 7 5 0
Cocaine 29 28 6 -- -- 0
Marijuana -- -- 0 0 0 0
Stimulants 0 -- -- 0 -- 0
Club drugs 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens†† 0 0 0 0 0 0
Inhalants -- 0 0 0 0 0
Antidepressants 22 31 -- 9 13 --
Antipsychotics 8 8 -- 6 -- 0
Benzodiazepines 18 29 0 -- 4 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 4 11 0 -- 4 0
Opiates/opioids 98 109 33 6 10 --
– Heroin (specified) 4 4 -- 0 0 0
– Methadone 55 57 17 -- -- --
– All other opiates/opioids 50 68 15 5 9 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 -- -- 0
Salicylates/combinations -- 0 0 -- 0 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations 0 -- 0 -- -- --
Anticonvulsants 6 4 0 0 -- 0
Muscle relaxants 6 5 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, 2007 (08/2008 update).

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