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Springfield, MA

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 116
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 9
Metro area population, 2007 682,657
Population covered by DAWN 682,657
Percent of population covered by DAWN 100%

Metro area overview: Deaths and population by county, 2007
Metro area component Drug-related Drug-related suicide Population
Deaths Rate Deaths Rate
Total participating (3) 116 17.0 9 1.3 682,657
1. Franklin County, MA 5 7.0 2 2.8 71,602
2. Hampden County, MA 92 20.1 2 0.4 457,908
3. Hampshire County, MA 19 12.4 5 3.3 153,147

Deaths by manner of death, 2007
Suicide 7.2%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 4.8%
Accidental 76.8%
Natural 11.2%

Place of death, 2007
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 55
Home 47
Public place --
Other 13
Not documented 0

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

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2007
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 33 44 77
Cocaine 18 28 46
Alcohol 2 27 29
Antidepressants 2 9 11
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 1 6 7

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2007
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 1 4 5

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2007
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 22.0
Female 12.4

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 2.1
21 to 34 24.3
35 to 54 36.3
55 and over 6.4

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related suicide, 2007
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 2.1
Female 0.6

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 1.0
21 to 34 1.6
35 to 54 1.6
55 and over 1.2

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 89 116 58 12 9 4
Alcohol* 22 29 -- 4 -- --
Cocaine 44 46 18 -- -- 0
Marijuana -- -- 0 0 0 0
Stimulants -- -- 0 0 0 0
Club drugs 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens†† 0 0 0 0 0 0
Inhalants -- 0 0 0 0 0
Antidepressants 13 11 -- 8 0 0
Antipsychotics 5 -- 0 0 -- --
Benzodiazepines 14 6 0 -- 0 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics -- 7 -- 4 -- --
Opiates/opioids 68 77 33 -- 5 --
– Heroin (specified) -- 12 -- 0 0 0
– Methadone 16 16 6 -- 0 0
– All other opiates/opioids 51 55 24 -- 5 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 0 0 0
Salicylates/combinations -- 0 0 0 0 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations 0 -- 0 -- 0 0
Anticonvulsants -- 0 0 -- 0 0
Muscle relaxants 0 5 0 -- 0 0

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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