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Salt Lake City, UT: Salt Lake County, UT


Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 198
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 29
Population 1,034,989
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 19.1
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 2.8

Deaths by manner of death, 2009
Suicide 12.8%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 40.5%
Accidental 44.5%
Natural 2.2%

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2009
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 29 128 157
Cocaine 5 39 44
Benzodiazepines 0 43 43
Alcohol 0 42 42
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 0 40 40

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2009
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 23.3
Female 14.9

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 2.1
21 to 34 27.5
35 to 54 37.6
55 and over 13.2

Place of death, 2009
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 40
Home 134
Public place *
Other 21
Not documented *

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 4
Home 20
Public place 0
Other 5
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 182 198 45 33 29 5
Alcohol 29 42 0 9 8 0
Cocaine 50 44 5 * * 0
Marijuana 38 13 0 0 0 0
Stimulants 26 21 6 * * 0
Club drugs * * * * 0 0
Hallucinogens 0 0 0 0 0 0
Inhalants * * 0 * 0 0
Antidepressants 30 37 * 10 9 0
Antipsychotics 5 * 0 * * 0
Benzodiazepines 46 43 0 7 10 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 37 40 0 14 10 *
Opiates/opioids 165 157 29 17 15 *
– Heroin (specified) 38 31 5 * 0 0
– Methadone 38 37 10 * * 0
– All other opiates/opioids 107 115 14 15 14 *
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 0 0 0
Salicylates/combinations * 0 0 4 0 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations 8 13 0 6 * 0
Anticonvulsants * 4 0 * * 0
Muscle relaxants 11 24 * 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.