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Salt Lake City, UT

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 196
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 35
Metro area population, 2008 1,115,692
Population covered by DAWN 1,115,692
Percent of population covered by DAWN 100%

Metro area overview: Deaths and population by county, 2008
Counties Drug-related Drug-related suicide Population
Deaths Rate Deaths Rate
Total participating (3) 196 17.6 35 3.1 1,115,692
1. Salt Lake County, UT 182 17.8 33 3.2 1,022,651
2. Summit County, UT 5 13.9 1 2.8 36,100
3. Tooele County, UT 9 15.8 1 1.8 56,941

Deaths by manner of death, 2008
Suicide 15.2%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 47.6%
Accidental 35.5%
Natural 1.7%

Place of death, 2008
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 39
Home 124
Public place 4
Other 29
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 8
Home 23
Public place --
Other --
Not documented 0

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2008
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 19 158 177
Cocaine 3 51 54
Benzodiazepines 0 49 49
Marijuana 0 42 42
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 0 40 40

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2008
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 1 16 17
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 0 15 15
Antidepressants 0 11 11
Alcohol 0 9 9
Benzodiazepines 0 8 8

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2008
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 19.9
Female 15.1

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 2.1
21 to 34 30.0
35 to 54 32.9
55 and over 8.6

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related suicide, 2008
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 3.3
Female 2.9

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.3
21 to 34 4.5
35 to 54 5.4
55 and over 3.5

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 222 196 22 27 35 6
Alcohol* 51 31 0 6 9 0
Cocaine 60 54 -- -- -- --
Marijuana 41 42 0 -- 0 0
Stimulants 24 27 0 -- -- 0
Club drugs -- -- 0 0 -- 0
Hallucinogens†† 0 0 0 0 0 0
Inhalants 0 -- 0 0 -- 0
Antidepressants 74 33 0 13 11 0
Antipsychotics 17 5 0 6 -- 0
Benzodiazepines 59 49 0 8 8 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 77 40 0 13 15 0
Opiates/opioids 186 177 19 18 17 --
– Heroin (specified) 28 39 -- -- -- 0
– Methadone 47 45 7 4 -- 0
– All other opiates/opioids 144 115 10 16 15 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents -- 0 0 0 0 0
Salicylates/combinations 0 -- 0 0 4 --
Misc. analgesics/combinations 19 9 0 4 7 --
Anticonvulsants 10 -- 0 -- -- --
Muscle relaxants 34 12 0 6 4 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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