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Springfield, MA

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 78
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 16
Metro area population, 2005 686,491
Population covered by DAWN 686,491
Percent of population covered by DAWN 100%

Metro area overview: Deaths and population by county, 2005
Metro area component Drug-related Drug-related suicide Population
Deaths Rate Deaths Rate
Total participating (3) 78 11.4 16 2.3 686,491
1. Franklin County, MA 4 5.5 0 0.0 72,310
2. Hampden County, MA 64 13.9 12 2.6 460,828
3. Hampshire County, MA 10 6.5 4 2.6 153,353

Deaths by manner of death, 2005
Suicide 17.0%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 9.6%
Natural/accidental 73.4%

Place of death, 2005
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 33
Home 38
Public place --
Other 4
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 5
Home 10
Public place 0
Other --
Not documented 0

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2005
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 16 38 54
Cocaine 7 28 35
Alcohol 1 15 16
Antidepressants 2 6 8
Benzodiazepines 0 4 4

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2005
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Alcohol 0 5 5
Antidepressants 0 4 4
Cocaine 1 3 4

Gender and age death rates: Drug-related, 2005
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 17.6
Female 5.6

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 2.0
21 to 34 18.0
35 to 54 22.2
55 and over 4.2

Gender and age death rates: Drug-related suicide, 2005
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 2.4
Female 2.2

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.0
21 to 34 4.7
35 to 54 3.5
55 and over 1.8

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   78 32   16 5
Alcohol*   16 --   5 0
Cocaine   35 7   4 --
Marijuana   0 0   0 0
Stimulants   0 0   0 0
Club drugs   0 0   0 0
Hallucinogens††   0 0   0 0
Inhalants   -- --   0 0
Antidepressants   8 --   4 0
Antipsychotics   -- --   -- 0
Benzodiazepines   4 0   -- 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics   -- 0   -- 0
Opiates/opioids   54 16   -- --
– Heroin (specified)   11 6   -- 0
– Methadone   8 --   0 0
– All other opiates/opioids   40 8   -- --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents   0 0   0 0
Salicylates/combinations   -- --   -- --
Misc. analgesics/combinations   -- 0   0 0
Anticonvulsants   -- 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. -- 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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