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Utah

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 465
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 52
Metro area population, 2007 2,645,330
Population covered by DAWN 2,645,330
Percent of population covered by DAWN 100%

State overview: Deaths and population by county, 2007
Counties Drug-related Drug-related suicide Population
Deaths Rate Deaths Rate
Total participating (29) 465 17.6 52 2.0 2,645,330
1. Beaver County 2 32.8 1 16.4 6,090
2. Box Elder County 9 18.8 0 0.0 47,846
3. Cache County 10 9.2 0 0.0 108,887
4. Carbon County 5 25.5 1 5.1 19,634
5. Daggett County 2 215.7 0 0.0 927
6. Davis County 36 12.5 7 2.4 288,146
7. Duchesne County 3 18.5 0 0.0 16,216
8. Emery County 5 48.1 0 0.0 10,399
9. Garfield County 1 22.1 0 0.0 4,529
10. Grand County 3 33.2 0 0.0 9,023
11. Iron County 8 18.4 1 2.3 43,526
12. Juab County 4 41.6 0 0.0 9,604
13. Kane County 2 30.7 0 0.0 6,523
14. Millard County 2 16.7 0 0.0 11,949
15. Morgan County 0 0.0 0 0.0 8,357
16. Piute County 0 0.0 0 0.0 1,341
17. Rich County 0 0.0 0 0.0 2,094
18. Salt Lake County 207 20.5 25 2.5 1,009,518
19. San Juan County 1 6.9 0 0.0 14,484
20. Sanpete County 1 4.1 0 0.0 24,644
21. Sevier County 2 10.2 0 0.0 19,702
22. Summit County 5 14.1 0 0.0 35,541
23. Tooele County 10 18.2 2 3.6 54,914
24. Uintah County 3 10.3 0 0.0 29,042
25. Utah County 78 16.1 3 0.6 483,702
26. Wasatch County 5 24.3 0 0.0 20,535
27. Washington County 14 10.5 5 3.7 133,791
28. Wayne County 1 39.7 0 0.0 2,520
29. Weber County 46 20.7 7 3.2 221,846

Deaths by manner of death, 2007
Suicide 10.1%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 66.0%
Accidental 21.9%
Natural 2.1%

Place of death, 2007
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 118
Home 283
Public place 16
Other 47
Not documented --

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 12
Home 30
Public place 6
Other --
Not documented --

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2007
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 26 373 399
Antidepressants 0 166 166
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 1 143 144
Benzodiazepines 0 136 136
Cocaine 5 101 106

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2007
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Antidepressants 0 31 31
Opiates/opioids 0 30 30
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 3 24 27
Benzodiazepines 0 18 18
Alcohol 0 15 15

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2007
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 20.8
Female 14.3

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 2.5
21 to 34 26.5
35 to 54 36.8
55 and over 10.1

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related suicide, 2007
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 1.9
Female 2.0

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.2
21 to 34 1.6
35 to 54 4.3
55 and over 2.9

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 406 465 38 61 52 --
Alcohol* 68 79 -- 19 15 --
Cocaine 116 106 5 -- -- --
Marijuana 73 86 0 -- 4 --
Stimulants 62 49 4 6 -- --
Club drugs -- -- 0 0 0 --
Hallucinogens†† 0 0 0 0 0 --
Inhalants 5 4 0 0 0 --
Antidepressants 161 166 0 36 31 --
Antipsychotics 19 34 0 8 8 --
Benzodiazepines 139 136 0 20 18 --
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 113 144 -- 30 27 --
Opiates/opioids 355 399 26 29 30 --
– Heroin (specified) 25 46 0 0 -- --
– Methadone 122 103 12 5 4 --
– All other opiates/opioids 270 343 14 26 28 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents -- -- 0 -- 0 --
Salicylates/combinations 0 -- 0 -- 0 --
Misc. analgesics/combinations 35 38 0 13 10 --
Anticonvulsants 19 25 0 9 6 --
Muscle relaxants 58 58 0 8 13 --

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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