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Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY: Erie County, NY

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 86
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 11
Population 909,341
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 9.5
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 1.2

Deaths by manner of death, 2010
Suicide 11.3%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 10.3%
Accidental 71.1%
Natural 7.2%

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2010
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 33 42 75
Cocaine 2 23 25
Alcohol 0 20 20
Benzodiazepines 0 14 14
Misc. analgesics/combinations 0 6 6

Death rates by sex and age: Drug-related, 2010
Sex Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 13.5
Female 5.7

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 *
21 to 34 16.3
35 to 54 17.1
55 and over 5.1

Place of death, 2010
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 32
Home 45
Public place 6
Other *
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility *
Home 7
Public place *
Other 0
Not documented 0

Drug-related deaths by drug category, 2009-2010
Drug category Drug-relatedDrug-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 85 86 40 12 11 *
Alcohol 19 20 0 * 4 *
Cocaine 17 25 * * 0 *
Marijuana 4 4 0 * 0 *
Stimulants 0 0 0 0 0 *
Club drugs 0 * 0 0 0 *
Hallucinogens 0 0 0 0 0 *
Inhalants 0 0 0 * * *
Antidepressants 10 4 0 * 5 *
Antipsychotics * * 0 * 0 *
Benzodiazepines 13 14 0 * 0 *
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 5 * 0 * 5 *
Opiates/opioids 73 75 33 7 4 *
– Heroin (specified) 8 10 4 0 0 *
– Methadone 13 24 12 * * *
– All other opiates/opioids 59 50 17 6 4 *
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 0 0 *
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 0 0 *
Misc. analgesics/combinations 7 6 0 * 4 *
Anticonvulsants 0 * 0 0 0 *
Muscle relaxants 6 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.
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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