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Maryland

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 821
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 61
Metro area population, 2007 5,618,344
Population covered by DAWN 5,618,344
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 (24) 821 14.6 61 1.1 5,618,344
1. Allegany County 12 16.5 0 0.0 72,594
2. Anne Arundel County 63 12.3 8 1.6 512,154
3. Baltimore City 318 49.9 11 1.7 637,455
4. Baltimore County 108 13.7 7 0.9 788,994
5. Calvert County 14 15.9 2 2.3 88,223
6. Caroline County 0 0.0 0 0.0 32,910
7. Carroll County 12 7.1 4 2.4 169,220
8. Cecil County 24 24.1 3 3.0 99,695
9. Charles County 14 10.0 1 0.7 140,444
10. Dorchester County 5 15.7 0 0.0 31,846
11. Frederick County 28 12.5 1 0.4 224,705
12. Garrett County 0 0.0 0 0.0 29,627
13. Harford County 32 13.3 2 0.8 239,993
14. Howard County 17 6.2 3 1.1 273,669
15. Kent County 2 10.0 0 0.0 19,987
16. Montgomery County 49 5.3 8 0.9 930,813
17. Prince George's County 60 7.2 9 1.1 828,770
18. Queen Anne's County 6 12.9 0 0.0 46,571
19. Somerset County 3 11.5 0 0.0 26,016
20. St. Mary's County 5 5.0 1 1.0 100,378
21. Talbot County 8 22.1 0 0.0 36,193
22. Washington County 18 12.4 1 0.7 145,113
23. Wicomico County 12 12.8 0 0.0 93,600
24. Worcester County 11 22.3 0 0.0 49,374

Deaths by manner of death, 2007
Suicide 6.9%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 85.1%
Accidental 3.5%
Natural 4.4%

Place of death, 2007
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 348
Home 333
Public place 12
Other 128
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 18
Home 36
Public place --
Other 6
Not documented 0

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2007
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 160 485 645
Cocaine 69 268 337
Alcohol 8 268 276
Antidepressants 8 75 83
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 6 49 55

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2007
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Alcohol 0 21 21
Opiates/opioids 5 11 16
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 4 12 16
Antidepressants 3 9 12
Antipsychotics 0 10 10

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2007
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 21.7
Female 8.0

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 2.2
21 to 34 17.0
35 to 54 30.3
55 and over 7.2

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related suicide, 2007
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 1.2
Female 1.0

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.1
21 to 34 1.0
35 to 54 2.1
55 and over 1.0

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 765 821 263 56 61 18
Alcohol* 276 276 8 21 21 0
Cocaine 338 337 69 7 10 --
Marijuana -- -- 0 0 0 0
Stimulants 4 -- 0 0 0 0
Club drugs -- -- -- 0 0 0
Hallucinogens†† 7 10 4 0 -- 0
Inhalants -- 0 0 0 -- 0
Antidepressants 48 83 8 14 12 --
Antipsychotics 17 23 -- 4 10 0
Benzodiazepines 18 41 0 6 7 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 34 55 6 13 16 4
Opiates/opioids 574 645 160 19 16 5
– Heroin (specified) 15 142 18 0 0 0
– Methadone 199 227 76 -- -- 0
– All other opiates/opioids 434 394 66 18 14 5
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 0 0 0
Salicylates/combinations -- -- 0 -- -- 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations 39 39 -- 7 4 0
Anticonvulsants 7 6 -- -- -- 0
Muscle relaxants 5 17 -- -- 4 --

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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