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Springfield, MA: Hampden County, MA

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 64
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 12
Population 460,828
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 13.9
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 2.6

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   64 25   12 4
Alcohol*   15 0   4 0
Cocaine   29 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 --   -- 0
Antipsychotics   -- --   -- 0
Benzodiazepines   -- 0   -- 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics   -- 0   -- 0
Opiates/opioids   44 13   -- --
– Heroin (specified)   8 --   -- 0
– Methadone   7 --   0 0
– All other opiates/opioids   33 8   -- --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents   0 0   0 0
Salicylates/combinations   -- --   0 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations   -- 0   0 0
Anticonvulsants   -- 0   0 0
Muscle relaxants   -- 0   0 0

Deaths by manner of death, 2005
Suicide 15.8%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 11.8%
Natural/accidental 72.4%

Place of death, 2005
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 26
Home 32
Public place --
Other --
Not documented 0

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

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2005
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 22.5
Female 5.9

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 1.5
21 to 34 23.2
35 to 54 27.2
55 and over 6.2

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2005
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 13 31 44
Cocaine 4 25 29
Alcohol 0 15 15
Antidepressants 2 6 8

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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