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Utah


Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 421
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 73
State population, 2009 2,784,572
Population covered by DAWN 2,784,572
Percent of population covered by DAWN 100%

State overview: Deaths and population by county, 2009
County Drug-related Drug-related suicide Population
Deaths Rate Deaths Rate
Total participating (29) 421 15.1 73 2.6 2,784,572
1. Beaver County 0 0.0 0 0.0 6,267
2. Box Elder County 6 12.0 0 0.0 49,902
3. Cache County 14 12.1 0 0.0 115,269
4. Carbon County 5 25.0 1 5.0 19,989
5. Daggett County 0 0.0 0 0.0 941
6. Davis County 37 12.3 4 1.3 300,827
7. Duchesne County 3 16.7 1 5.6 17,948
8. Emery County 2 18.8 0 0.0 10,629
9. Garfield County 0 0.0 0 0.0 4,625
10. Grand County 0 0.0 2 20.7 9,660
11. Iron County 4 8.8 0 0.0 45,280
12. Juab County 3 29.3 0 0.0 10,244
13. Kane County 5 75.7 0 0.0 6,601
14. Millard County 0 0.0 0 0.0 12,276
15. Morgan County 0 0.0 0 0.0 8,908
16. Piute County 0 0.0 0 0.0 1,431
17. Rich County 0 0.0 0 0.0 2,160
18. Salt Lake County 198 19.1 29 2.8 1,034,989
19. San Juan County 1 6.6 1 6.6 15,049
20. Sanpete County 1 3.9 0 0.0 25,946
21. Sevier County 3 15.0 0 0.0 19,976
22. Summit County 6 16.2 2 5.4 36,969
23. Tooele County 6 10.3 1 1.7 58,335
24. Uintah County 3 9.5 0 0.0 31,536
25. Utah County 59 10.8 14 2.6 545,307
26. Wasatch County 4 18.5 1 4.6 21,600
27. Washington County 13 9.5 3 2.2 137,473
28. Wayne County 1 38.4 1 38.4 2,601
29. Weber County 47 20.3 13 5.6 231,834

Deaths by manner of death, 2009
Suicide 14.8%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 42.5%
Accidental 41.3%
Natural 1.4%

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2009
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 70 281 351
Benzodiazepines 0 104 104
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 1 83 84
Antidepressants 3 73 76
Alcohol 0 72 72

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2009
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 6 29 35
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 3 23 26
Antidepressants 1 23 24
Benzodiazepines 0 23 23
Alcohol 0 19 19

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2009
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 17.9
Female 12.2

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 1.5
21 to 34 23.9
35 to 54 31.5
55 and over 9.9

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related suicide, 2009
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 2.6
Female 2.6

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 *
21 to 34 3.1
35 to 54 5.6
55 and over 3.1

Place of death, 2009
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 92
Home 280
Public place 9
Other 37
Not documented *

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 13
Home 42
Public place 4
Other 14
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 413 421 98 60 73 15
Alcohol 61 72 0 17 19 0
Cocaine 87 60 5 4 * 0
Marijuana 80 23 0 6 * 0
Stimulants 51 47 13 * * 0
Club drugs * * * * 0 0
Hallucinogens 0 0 0 0 0 0
Inhalants 4 * 0 * 0 0
Antidepressants 82 76 * 18 24 *
Antipsychotics 11 5 * * 8 *
Benzodiazepines 113 104 0 15 23 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 100 84 * 22 26 *
Opiates/opioids 372 351 70 34 35 6
– Heroin (specified) 69 54 12 * * 0
– Methadone 100 65 18 6 4 *
– All other opiates/opioids 250 277 40 31 33 5
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 * 0 0
Salicylates/combinations * 0 0 7 0 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations 27 35 * 13 7 *
Anticonvulsants 5 6 0 * 5 0
Muscle relaxants 42 51 * 6 5 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.