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Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY: Erie County, NY

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 82
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 11
Population 928,215
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 8.8
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 1.2

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 86 82 20 8 11 --
Alcohol* 28 15 0 4 -- --
Cocaine 30 21 4 0 -- --
Marijuana 13 16 0 0 0 --
Stimulants 0 -- 0 0 0 --
Club drugs 0 0 0 0 0 --
Hallucinogens†† 0 0 0 0 0 --
Inhalants 0 0 0 0 -- --
Antidepressants 22 24 -- 4 -- --
Antipsychotics 7 4 -- -- -- --
Benzodiazepines 24 12 0 -- -- --
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 17 9 0 -- 4 --
Opiates/opioids 74 72 14 4 -- --
– Heroin (specified) 26 25 7 0 0 --
– Methadone 6 16 -- 0 0 --
– All other opiates/opioids 55 39 6 4 -- --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 0 0 --
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 0 -- --
Misc. analgesics/combinations -- 9 0 -- -- --
Anticonvulsants 6 -- 0 0 0 --
Muscle relaxants 9 -- 0 -- 0 --

Deaths by manner of death, 2005
Suicide 11.8%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 76.3%
Natural/accidental 11.8%

Place of death, 2005
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 29
Home 43
Public place --
Other 8
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility --
Home 8
Public place --
Other 0
Not documented 0

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2005
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 11.0
Female 6.8

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.8
21 to 34 11.5
35 to 54 18.0
55 and over 5.3

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2005
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 14 58 72
Antidepressants 1 23 24
Cocaine 4 17 21
Marijuana 0 16 16
Alcohol 0 15 15

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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