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Salt Lake City, UT

Drug misuse deaths reported to DAWN 172
Suicide deaths reported to DAWN 31
Metro area population, 2004 1,018,826
Population covered by DAWN 1,018,826
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
* Indicates area featured in Spotlight section.
1 Deaths per 1,000,000 population.
Total participating (3) 172 168.8 31 30.4 1,018,826
1. Salt Lake County, UT* 160 171.1 28 29.9 935,295
2. Summit County, UT 3 88.6 1 29.5 33,843
3. Tooele County, UT 9 181.1 2 40.3 49,688

Deaths by case type, 2004
Suicide 15.3%
Overmedication 5.4%
Homicide 0.0%
All other accidental 13.8%
Could not be determined 65.5%

Place of death, 2004
Drug misuse Deaths
Health care facility 44
Home 113
Public place 7
Other 8
Not documented 0

Suicide Deaths
Health care facility 10
Home 16
Public place --
Other 4
Not documented 0

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug misuse deaths, 2004
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 5 142 147
Antidepressants 0 65 65
Cocaine 4 53 57
Benzodiazepines 0 49 49
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 0 47 47

Top 5 drugs involved: Suicide deaths, 2004
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Antidepressants 2 18 20
Opiates/opioids 1 14 15
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 1 13 14
Misc. analgesics/combinations 0 7 7
Antipsychotics 0 7 7

Death rates by gender and age: Drug misuse, 2004
Gender Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Male 207.7
Female 129.1

Age Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Under 21 26.1
21 to 34 229.9
35 to 54 354.2
55 and over 74.9

Death rates by gender and age: Suicide, 2004
Gender Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Male 38.8
Female 21.9

Age Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Under 21 2.9
21 to 34 24.2
35 to 54 67.8
55 and over 37.4

Causes of death, 2004
Drug misuse Deaths
Any drug-related cause 170
– Abuse 15
– Drug or alcohol 170
– Toxic effects 167
Body systems (includes infections) 17
Accidents and injuries --

Suicide Deaths
Any drug-related cause 31
– Abuse 0
– Drug or alcohol 31
– Toxic effects 30
Body systems (includes infections) --
Accidents and injuries --

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 184 172 11 33 31 6
Alcohol2 33 47 0 10 4 0
Cocaine 65 57 4 4 -- --
Marijuana 8 15 0 0 -- 0
Stimulants 38 41 0 4 -- 0
Club drugs3 -- -- 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens4 0 0 0 0 0 0
Inhalants -- -- 0 -- 0 0
 
Antidepressants 65 65 0 12 20 --
Antipsychotics 8 5 0 5 7 0
Benzodiazepines 38 49 0 9 6 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 44 47 0 13 14 --
Opiates/opioids 148 147 5 13 15 --
– Heroin (specified) 22 17 -- 0 0 0
– Methadone 50 52 -- -- 5 --
– All other opiates/opioids 99 100 -- 13 13 0
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents -- -- 0 0 -- 0
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 0 0 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations 18 21 -- 10 7 0
Anticonvulsants 12 11 0 0 -- --
Muscle relaxants 26 13 0 4 -- 0

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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