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Utah

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 406
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 61
State population, 2006 2,550,063
Population covered by DAWN 2,550,063
Percent of population covered by DAWN 100%

State overview: Deaths and population by county, 2006
Counties Drug-related Drug-related suicide Population
Deaths Rate Deaths Rate
Total participating (29) 406 15.9 61 2.4 2,550,063
1. Beaver County 1 15.9 0 0.0 6,294
2. Box Elder County 3 6.4 1 2.1 47,197
3. Cache County 6 6.1 0 0.0 98,662
4. Carbon County 4 20.5 1 5.1 19,469
5. Daggett County 0 0.0 0 0.0 947
6. Davis County 30 10.9 3 1.1 276,259
7. Duchesne County 4 25.5 0 0.0 15,701
8. Emery County 3 28.0 0 0.0 10,698
9. Garfield County 2 44.1 0 0.0 4,534
10. Grand County 2 22.2 0 0.0 8,999
11. Iron County 6 14.8 0 0.0 40,544
12. Juab County 2 21.2 2 21.2 9,420
13. Kane County 4 61.2 0 0.0 6,532
14. Millard County 4 32.3 0 0.0 12,390
15. Morgan County 1 12.3 0 0.0 8,134
16. Piute County 0 0.0 0 0.0 1,347
17. Rich County 0 0.0 0 0.0 2,040
18. Salt Lake County 194 19.8 27 2.8 978,701
19. San Juan County 0 0.0 0 0.0 14,265
20. Sanpete County 3 12.4 1 4.1 24,196
21. Sevier County 4 20.4 3 15.3 19,640
22. Summit County 3 8.5 0 0.0 35,469
23. Tooele County 9 16.8 1 1.9 53,552
24. Uintah County 3 10.7 2 7.2 27,955
25. Utah County 74 15.9 9 1.9 464,760
26. Wasatch County 7 34.6 2 9.9 20,255
27. Washington County 12 9.5 2 1.6 126,312
28. Wayne County 0 0.0 0 0.0 2,544
29. Weber County 25 11.7 7 3.3 213,247

Deaths by manner of death, 2006
Suicide 13.1%
Homicide 0.2%
Could not be determined 69.8%
Accidental 15.8%
Natural 1.1%

Place of death, 2006
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 101
Home 257
Public place 21
Other 27
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 15
Home 38
Public place 7
Other --
Not documented 0

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2006
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 14 341 355
Antidepressants 0 161 161
Benzodiazepines 0 139 139
Cocaine 2 114 116
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 0 113 113

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2006
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Antidepressants 1 35 36
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 2 28 30
Opiates/opioids 2 27 29
Benzodiazepines 0 20 20
Alcohol 0 19 19

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2006
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 19.6
Female 12.2

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 2.6
21 to 34 23.1
35 to 54 34.7
55 and over 7.7

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related suicide, 2006
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 2.0
Female 2.8

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.0
21 to 34 2.2
35 to 54 5.8
55 and over 3.1

Drug-related deaths by drug category, 2005-2006
Drug category Drug-related Drug-related suicide
Deaths, 2005 Deaths, 2006 Single-drug deaths, 2006 Deaths, 2005 Deaths, 2006 Single-drug deaths, 2006
* 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 389 406 17 47 61 5
Alcohol* 57 68 0 11 19 0
Cocaine 94 116 -- -- -- 0
Marijuana 49 73 0 -- -- 0
Stimulants 55 62 0 7 6 0
Club drugs -- -- 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens†† 0 0 0 0 0 0
Inhalants -- 5 -- 0 0 0
Antidepressants 183 161 0 31 36 --
Antipsychotics 35 19 0 6 8 0
Benzodiazepines 142 139 0 18 20 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 123 113 0 17 30 --
Opiates/opioids 351 355 14 24 29 --
– Heroin (specified) 17 25 0 -- 0 0
– Methadone 118 122 5 4 5 0
– All other opiates/opioids 280 270 9 20 26 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents -- -- 0 -- -- 0
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 -- -- 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations 54 35 0 18 13 0
Anticonvulsants 43 19 0 6 9 0
Muscle relaxants 64 58 0 4 8 0

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, 2006 (08/2008 update).

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