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Springfield, MA: Hampden County, MA


Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 89
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 10
Population 471,081
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 18.9
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 2.1

Deaths by manner of death, 2009
Suicide 10.1%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 8.1%
Accidental 75.8%
Natural 6.1%

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2009
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 23 40 63
Alcohol 0 25 25
Cocaine 7 18 25
Benzodiazepines 0 7 7
Antidepressants 1 4 5

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2009
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 25.9
Female 12.3

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 *
21 to 34 41.9
35 to 54 31.5
55 and over 9.0

Place of death, 2009
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 41
Home 38
Public place *
Other 7
Not documented 0

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

Drug-related deaths by drug category, 2008-2009
Drug category Drug-related Drug-related suicide
Deaths, 2008 Deaths, 2009 Single-drug deaths, 2009 Deaths, 2008 Deaths, 2009 Single-drug deaths, 2009
NOTES: Alcohol row includes alcohol in combination with other drugs (all ages) and alcohol alone in decedents under age 21. Club drugs row includes MDMA (Ecstasy), GHB, flunitrazepam (Rohypnol), and ketamine. Hallucinogens row includes PCP, LSD, and miscellaneous hallucinogens.
ALL DRUGS 82 89 40 4 10 5
Alcohol 20 25 0 * 4 *
Cocaine 35 25 7 * * 0
Marijuana * 4 0 0 0 0
Stimulants 0 0 0 0 0 0
Club drugs 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens 0 * 0 0 0 0
Inhalants 0 0 0 * 0 0
Antidepressants 7 5 * * * 0
Antipsychotics 0 * 0 0 * 0
Benzodiazepines 6 7 0 0 * 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics * * 0 * * *
Opiates/opioids 63 63 23 * * 0
– Heroin (specified) 16 22 6 0 0 0
– Methadone 13 11 4 0 0 0
– All other opiates/opioids 36 34 13 * * 0
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 0 0 0
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 0 0 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations * 0 0 0 0 0
Anticonvulsants * 0 0 0 * 0
Muscle relaxants 0 * 0 0 * 0

End Notes

1. Drug-related deaths exclude suicides.
2. All death rates are per 100,000 population.
3. An asterisk (*) signifies that a small number of deaths was suppressed to protect privacy.
SOURCE: Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, SAMHSA, Drug Abuse Warning Network, 2009.

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