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Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Tonawanda, NY: Erie County, NY

Drug misuse deaths reported to DAWN 86
Suicide deaths reported to DAWN 8
Population 936,318
Drug misuse deaths per 1,000,000 population 91.8
Suicide deaths per 1,000,000 population 8.5

Drug-related deaths by drug category, 2003-2004
Drug category Drug misuse Suicide
Deaths,
2003
Deaths,
2004
Single-drug
deaths,
2004
Deaths,
2003
Deaths,
2004
Single-drug
deaths,
2004
1 Includes alcohol in combination with other drugs (all ages) and alcohol alone in decedents under age 21.
2 Includes MDMA (Ecstasy), GHB, flunitrazepam (Rohypnol), and ketamine.
3 Includes PCP, LSD, and miscellaneous hallucinogens.
ALL DRUGS 48 86 8 12 8 --
Alcohol1 18 28 0 5 4 --
Cocaine 20 30 -- -- 0 --
Marijuana 6 13 0 -- 0 --
Stimulants 0 0 0 0 0 --
Club drugs2 0 0 0 0 0 --
Hallucinogens3 0 0 0 0 0 --
Inhalants 0 0 0 -- 0 --
 
Antidepressants 22 22 0 6 4 --
Antipsychotics -- 7 0 -- -- --
Benzodiazepines 14 24 0 -- -- --
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 8 17 0 5 -- --
Opiates/opioids 39 74 6 6 4 --
– Heroin (specified) 14 26 -- -- 0 --
– Methadone 4 6 0 0 0 --
– All other opiates/opioids 35 48 -- 6 4 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 0 0 --
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 0 0 --
Misc. analgesics/combinations -- -- 0 0 -- --
Anticonvulsants 0 6 0 0 0 --
Muscle relaxants -- 9 0 -- -- --

Deaths by case type, 2004
Suicide 8.5%
Overmedication 9.6%
Homicide 0.0%
All other accidental 11.7%
Could not be determined 70.2%

Causes of death, 2004
Drug misuse Deaths
Any drug-related cause 75
– Abuse 20
– Drug or alcohol 75
– Toxic effects 55
Body systems (includes infections) 22
Accidents and injuries 0

Place of death, 2004
Drug misuse Deaths
Health care facility 28
Home 37
Public place 6
Other 15
Not documented 0

Death rates by gender and age: Drug misuse, 2004
Gender Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Male 135.8
Female 51.4

Age Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Under 21 0.0
21 to 34 131.1
35 to 54 209.4
55 and over 28.6

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug misuse deaths, 2004
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 6 68 74
Cocaine 2 28 30
Alcohol 0 28 28
Benzodiazepines 0 24 24
Antidepressants 0 22 22

End Notes
-- Indicates a number less than 4 has been suppressed.
SOURCE: Office of Applied Studies, SAMHSA, Drug Abuse Warning Network 2004 (11/2005 update).

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