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Provo-Orem, UT

Drug misuse deaths reported to DAWN 53
Suicide deaths reported to DAWN 2
Metro area population, 2004 412,361
Population covered by DAWN 412,361
Percent of population covered by DAWN 100%

Metro area overview: Deaths and population by county, 2004
Metro area component Drug misuse Suicide Total
population
Deaths Rate1 Deaths Rate1
1 Deaths per 1,000,000 population.
Total participating (2) 53 128.5 2 4.9 412,361
1. Juab County, UT 1 111.0 0 0.0 9,009
2. Utah County, UT 52 128.9 2 5.0 403,352

Deaths by case type, 2004
Suicide 3.6%
Overmedication 7.3%
Homicide 0.0%
All other accidental 23.6%
Could not be determined 65.5%

Place of death, 2004
Drug misuse Deaths
Health care facility 19
Home 31
Public place --
Other --
Not documented 0

Suicide Deaths
Health care facility 0
Home --
Public place 0
Other 0
Not documented 0

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug misuse deaths, 2004
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 2 47 49
Antidepressants 0 21 21
Cocaine 1 17 18
Benzodiazepines 0 16 16
Alcohol 0 12 12

Death rates by gender and age: Drug misuse, 2004
Gender Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Male 195.7
Female 44.8

Age Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Under 21 28.0
21 to 34 230.7
35 to 54 170.9
55 and over 76.0

Death rates by gender and age: Suicide, 2004
Gender Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Male 4.6
Female 4.5

Age Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Under 21 0.0
21 to 34 7.7
35 to 54 12.2
55 and over 0.0

Causes of death, 2004
Drug misuse Deaths
Any drug-related cause 52
– Abuse --
– Drug or alcohol 52
– Toxic effects 52
Body systems (includes infections) 4
Accidents and injuries --

Suicide Deaths
Any drug-related cause --
– Abuse 0
– Drug or alcohol --
– Toxic effects --
Body systems (includes infections) 0
Accidents and injuries 0

Drug-related deaths by drug category, 2003-2004
Drug category Drug misuse Suicide
Deaths,
2003
Deaths,
2004
Single-drug
deaths,
2004
Deaths,
2003
Deaths,
2004
Single-drug
deaths,
2004
2 Includes alcohol in combination with other drugs (all ages) and alcohol alone in decedents under age 21.
3 Includes MDMA (Ecstasy), GHB, flunitrazepam (Rohypnol), and ketamine.
4 Includes PCP, LSD, and miscellaneous hallucinogens.
ALL DRUGS 52 53 -- -- -- 0
Alcohol2 7 12 -- -- --  
Cocaine 12 18 -- -- --  
Marijuana -- 8 -- -- --  
Stimulants 7 7 -- -- --  
Club drugs3 0 0 -- -- --  
Hallucinogens4 0 0 -- -- --  
Inhalants 0 0 -- -- --  
 
Antidepressants 15 21 -- -- --  
Antipsychotics 4 -- -- -- --  
Benzodiazepines 20 16 -- -- --  
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 14 10 -- -- --  
Opiates/opioids 50 49 -- -- --  
– Heroin (specified) 8 10 -- -- --  
– Methadone 12 16 -- -- --  
– All other opiates/opioids 38 31 -- -- --  
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents -- 0 -- -- --  
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 -- -- --  
Misc. analgesics/combinations -- -- -- -- --  
Anticonvulsants 0 4 -- -- --  
Muscle relaxants 11 5 -- -- --   

End Notes
-- Indicates a number less than 4 has been suppressed.
SOURCE: Office of Applied Studies, SAMHSA, Drug Abuse Warning Network 2004 (11/2005 update).

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