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Salt Lake City, UT

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 222
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 27
Metro area population, 2007 1,099,973
Population covered by DAWN 1,099,973
Percent of population covered by DAWN 100%

Metro area overview: Deaths and population by county, 2007
Metro area component Drug-related Drug-related suicide Population
Deaths Rate Deaths Rate
Total participating (3) 222 20.2 27 2.5 1,099,973
1. Salt Lake County, UT 207 20.5 25 2.5 1,009,518
2. Summit County, UT 5 14.1 0 0.0 35,541
3. Tooele County, UT 10 18.2 2 3.6 54,914

Deaths by manner of death, 2007
Suicide 10.8%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 64.7%
Accidental 22.5%
Natural 2.0%

Place of death, 2007
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 48
Home 142
Public place 9
Other 23
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 8
Home 14
Public place --
Other --
Not documented 0

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2007
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 8 178 186
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 0 77 77
Antidepressants 0 74 74
Benzodiazepines 0 60 60
Cocaine 3 57 60

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2007
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 0 18 18
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 3 10 13
Antidepressants 0 13 13
Benzodiazepines 0 8 8
Muscle relaxants 0 6 6

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2007
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 22.9
Female 17.4

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 1.4
21 to 34 31.4
35 to 54 41.6
55 and over 9.0

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related suicide, 2007
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 3.0
Female 1.8

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.3
21 to 34 2.8
35 to 54 4.1
55 and over 3.7

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 206 222 14 28 27 --
Alcohol* 40 51 -- 8 6 --
Cocaine 75 60 -- -- -- --
Marijuana 43 41 0 -- -- --
Stimulants 32 24 -- -- -- --
Club drugs -- -- 0 0 0 --
Hallucinogens†† 0 0 0 0 0 --
Inhalants -- -- 0 0 0 --
Antidepressants 75 74 0 15 13 --
Antipsychotics 6 17 0 4 6 --
Benzodiazepines 57 60 0 8 8 --
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 55 77 0 16 13 --
Opiates/opioids 178 186 8 15 18 --
– Heroin (specified) 14 28 0 0 -- --
– Methadone 64 47 -- -- 4 --
– All other opiates/opioids 132 163 5 14 16 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 -- 0 0 0 --
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 -- 0 --
Misc. analgesics/combinations 10 19 0 5 4 --
Anticonvulsants 9 15 0 5 -- --
Muscle relaxants 24 34 0 -- 6 --

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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