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Springfield, MA: Hampden County, MA


Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 71
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 4
Population 471,107
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 15.1
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 0.8

Deaths by manner of death, 2010
Suicide 5.3%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 9.3%
Accidental 81.3%
Natural 4.0%

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2010
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 24 26 50
Cocaine 10 18 28
Alcohol 0 8 8
Antidepressants 1 4 5

Death rates by sex and age: Drug-related, 2010
Sex Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 20.7
Female 9.9

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 *
21 to 34 17.2
35 to 54 31.5
55 and over 10.7

Place of death, 2010
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 35
Home 26
Public place 4
Other 5
Not documented *

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

Drug-related deaths by drug category, 2009-2010
Drug category Drug-related Drug-related suicide
Deaths, 2009 Deaths, 2010 Single-drug deaths, 2010 Deaths, 2009 Deaths, 2010 Single-drug deaths, 2010
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 89 71 40 10 4 *
Alcohol 25 8 0 4 0 *
Cocaine 25 28 10 * * *
Marijuana 4 0 0 0 0 *
Stimulants 0 0 0 0 * *
Club drugs 0 0 0 0 * *
Hallucinogens * 0 0 0 0 *
Inhalants 0 0 0 0 * *
Antidepressants 5 5 * * * *
Antipsychotics * 0 0 * 0 *
Benzodiazepines 7 0 0 * 0 *
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics * * 0 * 0 *
Opiates/opioids 63 50 24 * * *
– Heroin (specified) 22 12 7 0 0 *
– Methadone 11 4 * 0 0 *
– All other opiates/opioids 34 35 16 * * *
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 *

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.
4. A dash (-) represents a blank cell.
SOURCE: Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, SAMHSA, Drug Abuse Warning Network, 2010.

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