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Salt Lake City, UT: Salt Lake County, UT

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 182
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 33
Population 1,022,651
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 17.8
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 3.2

Deaths by manner of death, 2008
Suicide 15.3%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 48.4%
Accidental 34.9%
Natural 1.4%

Place of death, 2008
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 37
Home 116
Public place --
Other 26
Not documented 0

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

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2008
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 19 146 165
Cocaine 3 47 50
Benzodiazepines 0 46 46
Marijuana 0 38 38
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 0 37 37

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2008
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 19.8
Female 15.7

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 2.0
21 to 34 30.7
35 to 54 33.3
55 and over 8.7

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 207 182 22 25 33 5
Alcohol* 47 29 0 6 9 0
Cocaine 59 50 -- -- -- --
Marijuana 40 38 0 -- 0 0
Stimulants 23 26 0 -- -- 0
Club drugs -- -- 0 0 -- 0
Hallucinogens†† 0 0 0 0 0 0
Inhalants 0 -- 0 0 -- 0
Antidepressants 68 30 0 11 10 0
Antipsychotics 15 5 0 5 -- 0
Benzodiazepines 56 46 0 7 7 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 68 37 0 12 14 0
Opiates/opioids 174 165 19 16 17 --
– Heroin (specified) 27 38 -- -- -- 0
– Methadone 44 38 7 -- -- 0
– All other opiates/opioids 135 107 10 14 15 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 0 0 0
Salicylates/combinations 0 -- 0 0 4 --
Misc. analgesics/combinations 16 8 0 4 6 0
Anticonvulsants 9 -- 0 -- -- --
Muscle relaxants 30 11 0 5 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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