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Springfield, MA


Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 107
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 12
Metro area population, 2009 698,903
Population covered by DAWN 698,903
Percent of population covered by DAWN 100%

Metro area overview: Deaths and population by county, 2009
County Drug-related Drug-related suicide Population
Deaths Rate Deaths Rate
Total participating (3) 107 15.3 12 1.7 698,903
1. Franklin County, MA 2 2.8 0 0.0 71,778
2. Hampden County, MA 89 18.9 10 2.1 471,081
3. Hampshire County, MA 16 10.3 2 1.3 156,044

Deaths by manner of death, 2009
Suicide 10.1%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 8.4%
Accidental 75.6%
Natural 5.9%

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2009
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 29 46 75
Cocaine 8 23 31
Alcohol 0 29 29
Benzodiazepines 0 11 11
Antidepressants 1 7 8

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2009
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Alcohol 1 3 4

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2009
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 20.8
Female 10.2

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 *
21 to 34 33.2
35 to 54 25.4
55 and over 8.2

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related suicide, 2009
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 1.2
Female 2.2

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 *
21 to 34 *
35 to 54 2.5
55 and over *

Place of death, 2009
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 45
Home 50
Public place 4
Other 8
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility *
Home 7
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 102 107 48 6 12 5
Alcohol 24 29 0 * 4 *
Cocaine 39 31 8 * * 0
Marijuana * 5 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 8 8 * * * 0
Antipsychotics 0 * 0 0 * 0
Benzodiazepines 9 11 0 0 * 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics * 5 0 * * *
Opiates/opioids 77 75 29 * * 0
– Heroin (specified) 18 24 7 0 0 0
– Methadone 15 16 6 0 0 0
– All other opiates/opioids 46 41 16 * * 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
Anticonvulsants * * 0 0 * 0
Muscle relaxants * * 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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