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Salt Lake City, UT


Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 210
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 32
Metro area population, 2009 1,130,293
Population covered by DAWN 1,130,293
Percent of population covered by DAWN 100%

Metro area overview: Deaths and population by county, 2009
County Drug-related Drug-related suicide Population
Deaths Rate Deaths Rate
Total participating (3) 210 18.6 32 2.8 1,130,293
1. Salt Lake County, UT 198 19.1 29 2.8 1,034,989
2. Summit County, UT 6 16.2 2 5.4 36,969
3. Tooele County, UT 6 10.3 1 1.7 58,335

Deaths by manner of death, 2009
Suicide 13.2%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 41.7%
Accidental 43.0%
Natural 2.1%

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2009
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 30 138 168
Benzodiazepines 0 48 48
Cocaine 5 40 45
Alcohol 0 44 44
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 0 42 42

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2009
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 3 13 16
Benzodiazepines 0 11 11
Alcohol 0 10 10
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 1 9 10
Antidepressants 0 9 9

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2009
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 22.6
Female 14.3

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 1.9
21 to 34 26.7
35 to 54 36.5
55 and over 13.1

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related suicide, 2009
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 3.1
Female 2.5

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 *
21 to 34 3.0
35 to 54 5.9
55 and over 3.0

Place of death, 2009
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 41
Home 143
Public place *
Other 21
Not documented *

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 4
Home 22
Public place 0
Other 6
Not documented 0

Drug-related deaths by drug category, 2008-2009
Drug category Drug-related Drug-related suicide
Deaths, 2008 Deaths, 2009 Single-drug deaths, 2009 Deaths, 2008 Deaths, 2009 Single-drug deaths, 2009
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 196 210 46 35 32 6
Alcohol 31 44 0 9 10 0
Cocaine 54 45 5 * * 0
Marijuana 42 13 0 0 0 0
Stimulants 27 21 6 * * 0
Club drugs * * * * 0 0
Hallucinogens 0 0 0 0 0 0
Inhalants * * 0 * 0 0
Antidepressants 33 39 * 11 9 0
Antipsychotics 5 * 0 * * 0
Benzodiazepines 49 48 0 8 11 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 40 42 0 15 10 *
Opiates/opioids 177 168 30 17 16 *
– Heroin (specified) 39 33 5 * 0 0
– Methadone 45 40 11 * * 0
– All other opiates/opioids 115 122 14 15 15 *
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 0 0 0
Salicylates/combinations * 0 0 4 0 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations 9 15 0 7 4 *
Anticonvulsants * 4 0 * * 0
Muscle relaxants 12 25 * 4 * 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.
SOURCE: Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, SAMHSA, Drug Abuse Warning Network, 2009.