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Utah

Drug misuse deaths reported to DAWN 343
Suicide deaths reported to DAWN 54
Metro area population, 2004 2,389,039
Population covered by DAWN 2,389,039
Percent of population covered by DAWN 100%

State overview: Deaths and population by county, 2004
Counties Drug misuse Suicide Total
population
Deaths Rate1 Deaths Rate1
Included in metropolitan area profiles.
* Indicates area featured in Spotlight section.
1 Deaths per 1,000,000 population.
Total participating (29) 343 143.6 54 22.6 2,389,039
1. Beaver County 1 164.6 0 0.0 6,077
2. Box Elder County 6 133.9 1 22.3 44,810
3. Cache County 8 82.1 0 0.0 97,467
4. Carbon County 6 304.7 0 0.0 19,689
5. Daggett County 0 0.0 0 0.0 926
6. Davis County 24 91.9 5 19.1 261,208
7. Duchesne County 3 199.9 0 0.0 15,004
8. Emery County 1 93.3 0 0.0 10,723
9. Garfield County 0 0.0 0 0.0 4,427
10. Grand County 2 229.6 1 114.8 8,712
11. Iron County 6 165.4 1 27.6 36,285
12. Juab County 1 111.0 0 0.0 9,009
13. Kane County 1 161.9 0 0.0 6,178
14. Millard County 1 81.3 0 0.0 12,305
15. Morgan County 0 0.0 1 131.3 7,614
16. Piute County 0 0.0 0 0.0 1,393
17. Rich County 0 0.0 0 0.0 2,054
18. Salt Lake County * 160 171.1 28 29.9 935,295
19. San Juan County 1 71.4 0 0.0 14,015
20. Sanpete County 6 253.7 2 84.6 23,649
21. Sevier County 3 154.2 0 0.0 19,455
22. Summit County 3 88.6 1 29.5 33,843
23. Tooele County 9 181.1 2 40.3 49,688
24. Uintah County 2 75.0 0 0.0 26,671
25. Utah County 52 128.9 2 5.0 403,352
26. Wasatch County 1 55.1 0 0.0 18,139
27. Washington County 13 118.3 3 27.3 109,924
28. Wayne County 0 0.0 0 0.0 2,494
29. Weber County 33 158.2 7 33.6 208,633

Deaths by case type, 2004
Suicide 13.6%
Overmedication 5.8%
Homicide 0.0%
All other accidental 13.6%
Could not be determined 67.0%

Place of death, 2004
Drug misuse Deaths
Health care facility 97
Home 220
Public place 11
Other 14
Not documented --

Suicide Deaths
Health care facility 15
Home 30
Public place 4
Other 5
Not documented 0

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug misuse deaths, 2004
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 11 283 294
Antidepressants 0 139 139
Benzodiazepines 0 110 110
Cocaine 6 86 92
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 0 86 86

Top 5 drugs involved: Suicide deaths, 2004
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Antidepressants 2 31 33
Opiates/opioids 1 28 29
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 2 24 26
Benzodiazepines 0 16 16
Misc. analgesics/combinations 0 13 13

Death rates by gender and age: Drug misuse, 2004
Gender Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Male 190.1
Female 92.9

Age Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Under 21 26.4
21 to 34 202.6
35 to 54 304.0
55 and over 67.8

Death rates by gender and age: Suicide, 2004
Gender Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Male 24.7
Female 19.9

Age Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Under 21 1.1
21 to 34 21.8
35 to 54 54.5
55 and over 23.5

Causes of death, 2004
Drug misuse Deaths
Any drug-related cause 338
– Abuse 19
– Drug or alcohol 338
– Toxic effects 331
Body systems (includes infections) 34
Accidents and injuries --

Suicide Deaths
Any drug-related cause 54
– Abuse 0
– Drug or alcohol 54
– Toxic effects 53
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 326 343 19 45 54 7
Alcohol2 63 77 0 14 11 0
Cocaine 87 92 6 4 -- --
Marijuana 12 36 0 0 -- 0
Stimulants 66 69 0 6 6 0
Club drugs3 -- -- 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens4 0 -- 0 0 0 0
Inhalants 4 -- 0 -- 0 0
 
Antidepressants 103 139 0 19 33 --
Antipsychotics 12 13 0 5 8 0
Benzodiazepines 84 110 0 11 16 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 81 86 0 17 26 --
Opiates/opioids 270 294 11 20 29 --
– Heroin (specified) 33 30 -- 0 0 0
– Methadone 93 113 6 -- 10 --
– All other opiates/opioids 188 197 4 20 23 0
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 5 -- 0 -- -- 0
Salicylates/combinations -- -- 0 0 -- 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations 30 48 -- 13 13 0
Anticonvulsants 16 20 0 -- 4 --
Muscle relaxants 50 38 0 6 9 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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