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Salt Lake City, UT

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 172
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 33
Metro area population, 2010 1,130,299
Population covered by DAWN 1,130,299
Percent of population covered by DAWN 100%

Metro area overview: Deaths and population by county, 2010
County Drug-related Drug-related suicide Population
Deaths Rate Deaths Rate
Total participating (3) 172 15.2 33 2.9 1,130,299
1. Salt Lake County, UT 156 15.1 32 3.1 1,034,992
2. Summit County, UT 6 16.2 0 0.0 36,970
3. Tooele County, UT 10 17.1 1 1.7 58,337

Deaths by manner of death, 2010
Suicide 16.1%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 29.8%
Accidental 52.7%
Natural 1.5%

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2010
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 36 108 144
Benzodiazepines 0 39 39
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 2 29 31
Alcohol 0 30 30
Cocaine 6 18 24

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2010
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Antidepressants 3 13 16
Opiates/opioids 2 14 16
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 1 9 10
Muscle relaxants 0 8 8
Alcohol 0 5 5

Death rates by sex and age: Drug-related, 2010
Sex Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 20.8
Female 9.5

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 2.9
21 to 34 25.6
35 to 54 25.7
55 and over 9.1

Death rates by sex and age: Drug-related suicide, 2010
Sex Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 2.6
Female 3.2

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 *
21 to 34 *
35 to 54 5.6
55 and over 6.6

Place of death, 2010
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 34
Home 119
Public place 0
Other 18
Not documented *

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 7
Home 23
Public place 0
Other *
Not documented 0

Drug-related deaths by drug category, 2009-2010
Drug category Drug-relatedDrug-related suicide
Deaths, 2009 Deaths, 2010 Single-drug deaths, 2010 Deaths, 2009 Deaths, 2010 Single-drug deaths, 2010
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 210 172 52 32 33 10
Alcohol 44 30 0 10 5 0
Cocaine 45 24 6 * 0 0
Marijuana 13 0 0 0 0 0
Stimulants 21 16 6 * * *
Club drugs * * 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens 0 0 0 0 0 0
Inhalants * * * 0 0 0
Antidepressants 39 20 0 9 16 *
Antipsychotics * * 0 * 0 0
Benzodiazepines 48 39 0 11 4 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 42 31 * 10 10 *
Opiates/opioids 168 144 36 16 16 *
– Heroin (specified) 33 38 8 0 * 0
– Methadone 40 29 9 * * 0
– All other opiates/opioids 122 113 19 15 15 *
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 0 0 0
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 0 * *
Misc. analgesics/combinations 15 11 * 4 * *
Anticonvulsants 4 * 0 * 0 0
Muscle relaxants 25 16 0 * 8 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.
4. A dash (-) represents a blank cell.
SOURCE: Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, SAMHSA, Drug Abuse Warning Network, 2010.

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