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Provo-Orem, UT


Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 62
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 14
Metro area population, 2009 555,551
Population covered by DAWN 555,551
Percent of population covered by DAWN 100%

Metro area overview: Deaths and population by county, 2009
County Drug-related Drug-related suicide Population
Deaths Rate Deaths Rate
Total participating (2) 62 11.2 14 2.5 555,551
1. Juab County, UT 3 29.3 0 0.0 10,244
2. Utah County, UT 59 10.8 14 2.6 545,307

Deaths by manner of death, 2009
Suicide 18.4%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 43.4%
Accidental 36.8%
Natural 1.3%

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2009
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 12 41 53
Benzodiazepines 0 16 16
Muscle relaxants 0 12 12
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 0 9 9
Alcohol 0 8 8

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2009
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 2 6 8
Antidepressants 1 6 7
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 0 6 6
Alcohol 0 4 4

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2009
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 13.0
Female 9.3

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 *
21 to 34 19.3
35 to 54 26.4
55 and over 5.6

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related suicide, 2009
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 2.9
Female 2.1

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.0
21 to 34 3.6
35 to 54 5.5
55 and over *

Place of death, 2009
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 16
Home 37
Public place *
Other 6
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 4
Home 7
Public place 0
Other *
Not documented 0

Drug-related deaths by drug category, 2008-2009
Drug category Drug-related Drug-related suicide
Deaths, 2008 Deaths, 2009 Single-drug deaths, 2009 Deaths, 2008 Deaths, 2009 Single-drug deaths, 2009
NOTES: Alcohol row includes alcohol in combination with other drugs (all ages) and alcohol alone in decedents under age 21. Club drugs row includes MDMA (Ecstasy), GHB, flunitrazepam (Rohypnol), and ketamine. Hallucinogens row includes PCP, LSD, and miscellaneous hallucinogens.
ALL DRUGS 59 62 16 4 14 *
Alcohol 7 8 0 0 4 *
Cocaine 15 7 0 0 * *
Marijuana 13 * 0 * 0 *
Stimulants 6 8 * * 0 *
Club drugs 0 * 0 0 0 *
Hallucinogens 0 0 0 0 0 *
Inhalants 0 0 0 0 0 *
Antidepressants 15 8 * * 7 *
Antipsychotics 0 * 0 0 * *
Benzodiazepines 17 16 0 * * *
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 13 9 0 0 6 *
Opiates/opioids 55 53 12 * 8 *
– Heroin (specified) 14 7 * 0 * *
– Methadone 15 11 * 0 * *
– All other opiates/opioids 32 42 7 * 7 *
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 * 0 *
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 * 0 *
Misc. analgesics/combinations * * 0 * * *
Anticonvulsants 0 0 0 0 0 *
Muscle relaxants 5 12 0 * * *

End Notes

1. Drug-related deaths exclude suicides.
2. All death rates are per 100,000 population.
3. An asterisk (*) signifies that a small number of deaths was suppressed to protect privacy.
SOURCE: Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, SAMHSA, Drug Abuse Warning Network, 2009.