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Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA: Bristol County, MA


Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 96
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 6
Population 547,433
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 17.5
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 1.1

Deaths by manner of death, 2009
Suicide 5.9%
Homicide 1.0%
Could not be determined 4.9%
Accidental 81.4%
Natural 6.9%

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2009
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 21 60 81
Cocaine 4 30 34
Alcohol 0 22 22
Benzodiazepines 0 19 19
Antidepressants 1 10 11

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2009
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 27.9
Female 7.8

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 *
21 to 34 29.9
35 to 54 32.5
55 and over 8.5

Place of death, 2009
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 37
Home 46
Public place *
Other 9
Not documented *

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility *
Home *
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 106 96 32 6 6 *
Alcohol 44 22 0 * * *
Cocaine 41 34 4 * * *
Marijuana 7 7 0 * 0 *
Stimulants 0 * 0 0 0 *
Club drugs 0 0 0 0 0 *
Hallucinogens 0 0 0 0 0 *
Inhalants * 0 0 0 * *
Antidepressants 13 11 * * * *
Antipsychotics * * * 0 4 *
Benzodiazepines 16 19 0 * * *
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics * * 0 0 * *
Opiates/opioids 88 81 21 4 * *
– Heroin (specified) 11 5 * 0 0 *
– Methadone 14 10 * 0 * *
– All other opiates/opioids 71 70 17 4 * *
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 0 0 *
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 0 0 *
Misc. analgesics/combinations * * 0 0 0 *
Anticonvulsants 0 0 0 0 * *
Muscle relaxants * * 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.