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Utah

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 413
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 60
State population, 2008 2,736,424
Population covered by DAWN 2,736,424
Percent of population covered by DAWN 100%

State overview: Deaths and population by county, 2008
Counties Drug-related Drug-related suicide Population
Deaths Rate Deaths Rate
Total participating (29) 413 15.1 60 2.2 2,736,424
1. Beaver County 0 0.0 0 0.0 6,162
2. Box Elder County 6 12.2 0 0.0 49,015
3. Cache County 8 7.1 1 0.9 112,616
4. Carbon County 1 5.1 1 5.1 19,549
5. Daggett County 0 0.0 0 0.0 938
6. Davis County 44 14.9 10 3.4 295,332
7. Duchesne County 2 11.9 1 5.9 16,861
8. Emery County 5 47.6 0 0.0 10,510
9. Garfield County 1 21.5 0 0.0 4,658
10. Grand County 2 20.9 0 0.0 9,589
11. Iron County 6 13.5 0 0.0 44,540
12. Juab County 3 30.1 0 0.0 9,983
13. Kane County 1 15.2 2 30.4 6,577
14. Millard County 4 33.1 0 0.0 12,082
15. Morgan County 0 0.0 0 0.0 8,669
16. Piute County 0 0.0 0 0.0 1,404
17. Rich County 0 0.0 0 0.0 2,205
18. Salt Lake County 182 17.8 33 3.2 1,022,651
19. San Juan County 0 0.0 1 6.6 15,055
20. Sanpete County 5 19.6 0 0.0 25,520
21. Sevier County 2 10.0 0 0.0 20,014
22. Summit County 5 13.9 1 2.8 36,100
23. Tooele County 9 15.8 1 1.8 56,941
24. Uintah County 1 3.3 0 0.0 29,885
25. Utah County 56 10.5 4 0.8 530,837
26. Wasatch County 2 9.5 0 0.0 21,066
27. Washington County 17 12.4 1 0.7 137,589
28. Wayne County 0 0.0 0 0.0 2,589
29. Weber County 51 22.4 4 1.8 227,487

Deaths by manner of death, 2008
Suicide 12.7%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 47.6%
Accidental 38.3%
Natural 1.5%

Place of death, 2008
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 88
Home 270
Public place 8
Other 45
Not documented --

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 14
Home 37
Public place 4
Other 5
Not documented 0

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2008
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 35 337 372
Benzodiazepines 1 112 113
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 0 100 100
Cocaine 3 84 87
Antidepressants 1 81 82

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2008
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 1 33 34
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 0 22 22
Antidepressants 0 18 18
Alcohol 0 17 17
Benzodiazepines 1 14 15

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2008
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 18.1
Female 12.0

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 1.8
21 to 34 22.4
35 to 54 32.8
55 and over 8.7

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related suicide, 2008
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 2.4
Female 2.0

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.1
21 to 34 2.8
35 to 54 4.8
55 and over 2.1

Drug-related deaths by drug category, 2007-2008
Drug category Drug-related Drug-related suicide
Deaths, 2007 Deaths, 2008 Single-drug deaths, 2008 Deaths, 2007 Deaths, 2008 Single-drug deaths, 2008
* 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 465 413 41 52 60 8
Alcohol* 79 61 0 15 17 0
Cocaine 106 87 -- -- 4 --
Marijuana 86 80 0 4 6 0
Stimulants 49 51 -- -- -- 0
Club drugs -- -- 0 0 -- 0
Hallucinogens†† 0 0 0 0 0 0
Inhalants -- 4 0 0 -- 0
Antidepressants 166 82 -- 31 18 0
Antipsychotics 34 11 0 8 -- 0
Benzodiazepines 134 113 -- 18 15 --
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 144 100 0 27 22 0
Opiates/opioids 399 372 35 30 34 --
– Heroin (specified) 46 69 -- -- -- 0
– Methadone 103 100 16 4 6 0
– All other opiates/opioids 313 250 16 28 31 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents -- 0 0 0 -- 0
Salicylates/combinations -- -- 0 0 7 --
Misc. analgesics/combinations 38 27 0 10 13 --
Anticonvulsants 17 5 0 5 -- --
Muscle relaxants 58 42 0 13 6 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, 2008 (08/2009 update).

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