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Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY: Erie County, NY

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 70
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 7
Population 913,338
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 7.7
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 0.8

Drug-related deaths by drug category, 2006-2007
Drug category Drug-related Drug-related suicide
Deaths, 2006 Deaths, 2007 Single-drug
deaths, 2007
Deaths, 2006 Deaths, 2007 Single-drug
deaths, 2007
* 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 69 70 20 8 7 --
Alcohol* 16 22 0 -- -- --
Cocaine 27 27 5 0 -- --
Marijuana 11 8 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 --
Antidepressants 16 15 0 4 5 --
Antipsychotics 6 -- 0 -- -- --
Benzodiazepines 10 13 0 -- -- --
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 11 7 -- -- 0 --
– Opiates/opioids 49 55 13 5 -- --
– Heroin (specified) 9 13 -- 0 0 --
– Methadone 8 9 -- -- -- --
All other opiates/opioids 34 39 7 4 -- --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 0 0 --
Salicylates/combinations 0 -- -- 0 -- --
Misc. analgesics/combinations 6 4 0 0 -- --
Anticonvulsants 0 -- 0 0 0 --
Muscle relaxants 6 5 0 0 0 --

Deaths by manner of death, 2007
Suicide 9.1%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 75.3%
Accidental 11.7%
Natural 3.9%

Place of death, 2007
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 22
Home 44
Public place --
Other --
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 0
Home 6
Public place 0
Other --
Not documented 0

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2007
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 10.9
Female 4.6

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.8
21 to 34 9.5
35 to 54 15.9
55 and over 4.4

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2007
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 13 42 55
Cocaine 5 22 27
Alcohol 0 22 22
Antidepressants 0 15 15
Benzodiazepines 0 13 13

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, 2007 (08/2008 update).

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