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Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 115
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 12
Metro area population, 2010 1,123,926
Population covered by DAWN 1,123,926
Percent of population covered by DAWN 100%

Metro area overview: Deaths and population by county, 2010
County Drug-related Drug-related suicide Population
Deaths Rate Deaths Rate
Total participating (2) 115 10.2 12 1.1 1,123,926
1. Erie County, NY 86 9.5 11 1.2 909,341
2. Niagara County, NY 29 13.5 1 0.5 214,585

Deaths by manner of death, 2010
Suicide 9.4%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 11.0%
Accidental 74.0%
Natural 5.5%

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2010
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 47 53 100
Cocaine 3 27 30
Alcohol 0 25 25
Benzodiazepines 0 17 17
Misc. analgesics/combinations 2 7 9

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2010
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Antidepressants 0 6 6
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 0 5 5
Alcohol 0 4 4
Opiates/opioids 0 4 4
Misc. analgesics/combinations 0 4 4

Death rates by sex and age: Drug-related, 2010
Sex Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 13.6
Female 7.1

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 1.4
21 to 34 17.4
35 to 54 19.0
55 and over 5.1

Death rates by sex and age: Drug-related suicide, 2010
Sex Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 1.1
Female 1.0

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.0
21 to 34 *
35 to 54 1.9
55 and over *

Place of death, 2010
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 39
Home 64
Public place 7
Other 5
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility *
Home 7
Public place *
Other 0
Not documented 0

Drug-related deaths by drug category, 2009-2010
Drug category Drug-relatedDrug-related suicide
Deaths, 2009 Deaths, 2010 Single-drug deaths, 2010 Deaths, 2009 Deaths, 2010 Single-drug deaths, 2010
NOTES: Alcohol row includes alcohol in combination with other drugs (all ages) and alcohol alone in decedents under age 21. Club drugs row includes MDMA (Ecstasy), GHB, flunitrazepam (Rohypnol), and ketamine. Hallucinogens row includes PCP, LSD, and miscellaneous hallucinogens.
ALL DRUGS 104 115 57 16 12 *
Alcohol 23 25 0 4 4 *
Cocaine 24 30 * * 0 *
Marijuana 4 5 0 * 0 *
Stimulants 0 0 0 0 0 *
Club drugs 0 * 0 0 0 *
Hallucinogens 0 0 0 0 0 *
Inhalants 0 0 0 * * *
Antidepressants 13 7 0 * 6 *
Antipsychotics * * 0 * 0 *
Benzodiazepines 13 17 0 * 0 *
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 5 4 0 * 5 *
Opiates/opioids 87 100 47 9 4 *
– Heroin (specified) 9 13 6 0 0 *
– Methadone 15 25 12 * * *
– All other opiates/opioids 70 71 29 8 4 *
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 0 0 *
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 0 0 *
Misc. analgesics/combinations 7 9 * * 4 *
Anticonvulsants 0 * 0 0 0 *
Muscle relaxants 7 * 0 0 * *

End Notes

1. Drug-related deaths exclude suicides.
2. All death rates are per 100,000 population.
3. An asterisk (*) signifies that a small number of deaths was suppressed to protect privacy.
4. A dash (-) represents a blank cell.
SOURCE: Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, SAMHSA, Drug Abuse Warning Network, 2010.

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