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Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH: Plymouth County, MA

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 65
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 7
Population 491,934
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 13.2
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 1.4

Drug-related deaths by drug category, 2004-2005
Drug category Drug-related Drug-related suicide
Deaths,
2004
Deaths,
2005
Single-drug
deaths,
2005
Deaths,
2004
Deaths,
2005
Single-drug
deaths,
2005
* Includes alcohol in combination with other drugs (all ages) and alcohol alone in decedents under age 21.
Includes MDMA (Ecstasy), GHB, flunitrazepam (Rohypnol), and ketamine.
†† Includes PCP, LSD, and miscellaneous hallucinogens.
ALL DRUGS 33 65 28 -- 7 5
Alcohol* 8 17 -- -- 0 0
Cocaine 16 32 7 -- 0 0
Marijuana -- -- 0 -- 0 0
Stimulants 0 0 0 -- 0 0
Club drugs 0 0 0 -- 0 0
Hallucinogens†† 0 0 0 -- 0 0
Inhalants 0 0 0 -- 0 0
Antidepressants 4 7 -- -- -- --
Antipsychotics -- 5 -- -- -- --
Benzodiazepines 0 -- -- -- 0 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 0 -- 0 -- -- 0
Opiates/opioids 22 40 13 -- -- 0
– Heroin (specified) 12 9 -- -- 0 0
– Methadone -- 6 -- -- 0 0
– All other opiates/opioids 10 27 9 -- -- 0
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 -- 0 0
Salicylates/combinations 0 -- -- -- -- --
Misc. analgesics/combinations 0 -- 0 -- -- 0
Anticonvulsants 0 0 0 -- 0 0
Muscle relaxants 0 0 0 -- 0 0

Deaths by manner of death, 2005
Suicide 9.7%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 6.9%
Natural/accidental 83.3%

Place of death, 2005
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 27
Home 26
Public place 4
Other 8
Not documented 0

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

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2005
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 21.2
Female 5.6

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 1.4
21 to 34 23.8
35 to 54 25.1
55 and over 4.3

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2005
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 13 27 40
Cocaine 7 25 32
Alcohol 1 16 17
Antidepressants 2 5 7
Antipsychotics 1 4 5

End Notes
1. Drug-related deaths exclude suicides.
2. All death rates are per 100,000 population.
3. -- A number less than 4 has been suppressed.

SOURCE: Office of Applied Studies, SAMHSA, Drug Abuse Warning Network, 2005 (08/2008 update).

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