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Utah

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 389
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 47
State population, 2005 2,490,334
Population covered by DAWN 2,490,334
Percent of population covered by DAWN 100%

State overview: Deaths and population by county, 2005
Counties Drug-related Drug-related suicide Population
Deaths Rate Deaths Rate
Total participating (29) 389 15.6 47 1.9 2,490,334
1. Beaver County 0 0.0 0 0.0 6,202
2. Box Elder County 2 4.3 3 6.5 46,333
3. Cache County 8 8.1 0 0.0 98,358
4. Carbon County 7 36.0 1 5.1 19,459
5. Daggett County 1 106.7 0 0.0 937
6. Davis County 27 10.1 1 0.4 268,084
7. Duchesne County 3 19.6 1 6.5 15,328
8. Emery County 3 28.0 0 0.0 10,711
9. Garfield County 0 0.0 0 0.0 4,443
10. Grand County 1 11.4 0 0.0 8,787
11. Iron County 8 20.8 0 0.0 38,438
12. Juab County 2 21.8 1 10.9 9,165
13. Kane County 1 16.0 0 0.0 6,232
14. Millard County 2 16.3 0 0.0 12,280
15. Morgan County 0 0.0 0 0.0 7,862
16. Piute County 0 0.0 0 0.0 1,371
17. Rich County 0 0.0 0 0.0 2,057
18. Salt Lake County 183 19.1 24 2.5 960,297
19. San Juan County 2 14.2 0 0.0 14,117
20. Sanpete County 4 16.7 0 0.0 23,995
21. Sevier County 6 31.0 0 0.0 19,367
22. Summit County 4 11.4 0 0.0 35,119
23. Tooele County 5 9.8 1 2.0 51,269
24. Uintah County 4 14.7 0 0.0 27,129
25. Utah County 71 15.7 6 1.3 451,855
26. Wasatch County 1 5.3 0 0.0 19,015
27. Washington County 13 10.9 2 1.7 119,188
28. Wayne County 1 40.7 0 0.0 2,454
29. Weber County 30 14.3 7 3.3 210,482

Deaths by manner of death, 2005
Suicide 10.8%
Homicide 0.2%
Could not be determined 72.4%
Natural/accidental 16.6%

Place of death, 2005
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 112
Home 240
Public place 14
Other 22
Not documented --

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 10
Home 30
Public place 5
Other --
Not documented 0

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2005
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 10 341 351
Antidepressants 0 183 183
Benzodiazepines 0 142 142
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 0 123 123
Cocaine 4 90 94

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2005
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Antidepressants 0 31 31
Opiates/opioids 0 24 24
Miscellaneous analgesics/combinations 0 18 18
Benzodiazepines 0 18 18
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 1 16 17

Gender and age death rates: Drug-related, 2005
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 18.2
Female 13.0

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 2.7
21 to 34 22.1
35 to 54 33.9
55 and over 8.6

Gender and age death rates: Drug-related suicide, 2005
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 1.5
Female 2.3

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.1
21 to 34 1.9
35 to 54 4.1
55 and over 2.7

Drug-related deaths by drug category, 2004-2005
Drug category Drug-related Drug-related suicide
Deaths, 2004 Deaths, 2005 Single-drug deaths, 2005 Deaths, 2004 Deaths, 2005 Single-drug deaths, 2005
* Includes alcohol in combination with other drugs (all ages) and alcohol alone in decedents under age 21.
Includes MDMA (Ecstasy), GHB, flunitrazepam (Rohypnol), and ketamine.
†† Includes PCP, LSD, and miscellaneous hallucinogens.
ALL DRUGS 343 389 15 54 47 --
Alcohol* 77 57 0 11 11 --
Cocaine 92 94 4 -- -- --
Marijuana 36 49 0 -- -- --
Stimulants 69 55 0 6 7 --
Club drugs -- -- 0 0 0 --
Hallucinogens†† -- 0 0 0 0 --
Inhalants -- -- 0 0 0 --
Antidepressants 139 183 0 33 31 --
Antipsychotics 13 35 -- 8 6 --
Benzodiazepines 110 142 0 16 18 --
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 86 123 0 26 17 --
Opiates/opioids 294 351 10 29 24 --
– Heroin (specified) 30 17 0 0 -- --
– Methadone 113 118 -- 10 4 --
– All other opiates/opioids 214 280 7 23 20 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents -- -- 0 -- -- --
Salicylates/combinations -- 0 0 -- -- --
Misc. analgesics/combinations 48 54 0 13 18 --
Anticonvulsants 20 43 0 4 6 --
Muscle relaxants 38 64 0 9 4 --

End Notes
1. Drug-related deaths exclude suicides.
2. All death rates are per 100,000 population.
3. -- A number less than 4 has been suppressed.

SOURCE: Office of Applied Studies, SAMHSA, Drug Abuse Warning Network, 2005 (08/2008 update).

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