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Springfield, MA: Hampden County, MA

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 92
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 2
Population 457,908
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 20.1
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 0.4

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 61 92 47 8 -- --
Alcohol* 14 24 -- 4 -- --
Cocaine 31 42 17 -- -- --
Marijuana -- -- 0 0 -- --
Stimulants -- 0 0 0 -- --
Club drugs 0 0 0 0 -- --
Hallucinogens†† 0 0 0 0 -- --
Inhalants -- 0 0 0 -- --
Antidepressants 10 8 -- 5 -- --
Antipsychotics -- -- 0 0 -- --
Benzodiazepines 10 4 0 -- -- --
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics -- 4 -- -- -- --
– Opiates/opioids 48 58 24 -- -- --
– Heroin (specified) -- 11 -- 0 -- --
– Methadone 11 10 -- 0 -- --
All other opiates/opioids 36 41 18 -- -- --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 0 -- --
Salicylates/combinations -- 0 0 0 -- --
Misc. analgesics/combinations 0 -- 0 -- -- --
Anticonvulsants -- 0 0 -- -- --
Muscle relaxants 0 -- 0 -- -- --

Deaths by manner of death, 2007
Suicide 2.1%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 5.3%
Accidental 78.7%
Natural 13.8%

Place of death, 2007
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 44
Home 35
Public place 0
Other 13
Not documented 0

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

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2007
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 25.9
Female 14.7

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 2.3
21 to 34 30.7
35 to 54 43.9
55 and over 6.1

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2007
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 24 34 58
Cocaine 17 25 42
Alcohol 1 23 24
Antidepressants 2 6 8
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 1 3 4

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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