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Salt Lake City, UT: Salt Lake County, UT

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 156
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 32
Population 1,034,992
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 15.1
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 3.1

Deaths by manner of death, 2010
Suicide 17.0%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 29.3%
Accidental 52.1%
Natural 1.6%

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2010
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 33 96 129
Benzodiazepines 0 36 36
Alcohol 0 28 28
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 2 26 28
Cocaine 6 17 23

Death rates by sex and age: Drug-related, 2010
Sex Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 20.6
Female 9.4

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 2.6
21 to 34 24.3
35 to 54 26.4
55 and over 9.3

Place of death, 2010
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 34
Home 106
Public place 0
Other 15
Not documented *

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 7
Home 22
Public place 0
Other *
Not documented 0

Drug-related deaths by drug category, 2009-2010
Drug category Drug-relatedDrug-related suicide
Deaths, 2009 Deaths, 2010 Single-drug deaths, 2010 Deaths, 2009 Deaths, 2010 Single-drug deaths, 2010
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 198 156 49 29 32 9
Alcohol 42 28 0 8 5 0
Cocaine 44 23 6 * 0 0
Marijuana 13 0 0 0 0 0
Stimulants 21 14 6 * * *
Club drugs * * 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens 0 0 0 0 0 0
Inhalants * * * 0 0 0
Antidepressants 37 16 0 9 15 *
Antipsychotics * * 0 * 0 0
Benzodiazepines 43 36 0 10 4 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 40 28 * 10 10 *
Opiates/opioids 157 129 33 15 16 *
– Heroin (specified) 31 36 8 0 * 0
– Methadone 37 25 7 * * 0
– All other opiates/opioids 115 101 18 14 15 *
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 0 0 0
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 0 * *
Misc. analgesics/combinations 13 11 * * * *
Anticonvulsants 4 * 0 * 0 0
Muscle relaxants 24 12 0 * 8 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.
4. A dash (-) represents a blank cell.
SOURCE: Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, SAMHSA, Drug Abuse Warning Network, 2010.

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