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Provo-Orem, UT

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 59
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 4
Metro area population, 2008 540,820
Population covered by DAWN 540,820
Percent of population covered by DAWN 100%

Metro area overview: Deaths and population by county, 2008
Counties Drug-related Drug-related suicide Population
Deaths Rate Deaths Rate
Total participating (2) 59 10.9 4 0.7 540,820
1. Juab County, UT 3 30.1 0 0.0 9,983
2. Utah County, UT 56 10.5 4 0.8 530,837

Deaths by manner of death, 2008
Suicide 6.3%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 46.0%
Accidental 47.6%
Natural 0.0%

Place of death, 2008
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 20
Home 33
Public place 0
Other 6
Not documented 0

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

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2008
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 4 51 55
Benzodiazepines 0 17 17
Cocaine 0 15 15
Antidepressants 1 14 15
Marijuana 0 13 13

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2008
No single drug had 4 or more deaths.


Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2008
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 14.1
Female 7.8

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 2.2
21 to 34 16.4
35 to 54 26.0
55 and over 4.4

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related suicide, 2008
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 1.1
Female 0.4

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.0
21 to 34 0.7
35 to 54 1.9
55 and over 1.5

Drug-related deaths by drug category, 2007-2008
Drug category Drug-related Drug-related suicide
Deaths, 2007 Deaths, 2008 Single-drug deaths, 2008 Deaths, 2007 Deaths, 2008 Single-drug deaths, 2008
* 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 82 59 5 -- 4 0
Alcohol* 10 7 0 -- 0  
Cocaine 21 15 0 -- 0  
Marijuana 15 13 0 -- --  
Stimulants 11 6 0 -- --  
Club drugs 0 0 0 -- 0  
Hallucinogens†† 0 0 0 -- 0  
Inhalants 0 0 0 -- 0  
Antidepressants 29 15 -- -- --  
Antipsychotics 9 0 0 -- 0  
Benzodiazepines 21 17 0 -- --  
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 21 13 0 -- 0  
Opiates/opioids 76 55 4 -- --  
– Heroin (specified) 10 14 0 -- 0  
– Methadone 23 15 -- -- 0  
– All other opiates/opioids 59 32 -- -- --  
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 -- --  
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 -- --  
Misc. analgesics/combinations -- -- 0 -- --  
Anticonvulsants -- 0 0 -- 0  
Muscle relaxants -- 5 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, 2008 (08/2009 update).

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