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Salt Lake City, UT: Salt Lake County, UT

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 207
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 25
Population 1,009,518
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 20.5
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 2.5

Drug-related deaths by drug category, 2006-2007
Drug category Drug-related Drug-related suicide
Deaths, 2006 Deaths, 2007 Single-drug
deaths, 2007
Deaths, 2006 Deaths, 2007 Single-drug
deaths, 2007
* 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 194 207 12 27 25 --
Alcohol* 38 47 0 8 6 --
Cocaine 75 59 -- -- -- --
Marijuana 43 40 0 -- -- --
Stimulants 29 23 -- -- -- --
Club drugs -- -- 0 0 0 --
Hallucinogens†† 0 0 0 0 0 --
Inhalants -- -- 0 0 0 --
Antidepressants 70 68 0 14 11 --
Antipsychotics 6 15 0 -- 5 --
Benzodiazepines 54 57 0 8 7 --
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 51 68 0 16 12 --
– Opiates/opioids 169 174 7 14 16 --
– Heroin (specified) 14 27 0 0 -- --
– Methadone 61 44 -- -- -- --
All other opiates/opioids 126 153 4 14 14 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 0 0 --
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 -- 0 --
Misc. analgesics/combinations 10 16 0 5 4 --
Anticonvulsants 8 14 0 5 -- --
Muscle relaxants 22 30 0 -- 5 --

Deaths by manner of death, 2007
Suicide 10.8%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 65.5%
Accidental 21.6%
Natural 2.2%

Place of death, 2007
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 44
Home 133
Public place 9
Other 21
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 8
Home 13
Public place --
Other --
Not documented 0

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2007
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 23.8
Female 17.1

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 1.2
21 to 34 32.0
35 to 54 42.3
55 and over 9.1

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2007
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 7 167 174
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 0 68 68
Antidepressants 0 68 68
Cocaine 3 56 59
Benzodiazepines 0 57 57

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, 2007 (08/2008 update).

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