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Salt Lake City, UT: Salt Lake County, UT

Drug misuse deaths reported to DAWN 160
Suicide deaths reported to DAWN 28
Population 935,295
Drug misuse deaths per 1,000,000 population 171.1
Suicide deaths per 1,000,000 population 29.9

Drug-related deaths by drug category, 2003-2004
Drug category Drug misuse Suicide
Deaths,
2003
Deaths,
2004
Single-drug
deaths,
2004
Deaths,
2003
Deaths,
2004
Single-drug
deaths,
2004
1 Includes alcohol in combination with other drugs (all ages) and alcohol alone in decedents under age 21.
2 Includes MDMA (Ecstasy), GHB, flunitrazepam (Rohypnol), and ketamine.
3 Includes PCP, LSD, and miscellaneous hallucinogens.
ALL DRUGS 175 160 11 30 28 6
Alcohol1 31 43 0 7 -- 0
Cocaine 63 54 4 4 -- --
Marijuana 7 12 0 0 0 0
Stimulants 34 36 0 4 -- 0
Club drugs2 -- -- 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens3 0 0 0 0 0 0
Inhalants -- -- 0 0 0 0
 
Antidepressants 63 59 0 12 17 --
Antipsychotics 8 5 0 5 7 0
Benzodiazepines 35 45 0 8 5 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 41 44 0 12 14 --
Opiates/opioids 140 138 5 12 12 --
– Heroin (specified) 22 17 -- 0 0 0
– Methadone 46 48 -- -- -- --
– All other opiates/opioids 94 93 -- 12 10 0
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents -- -- 0 0 -- 0
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 0 0 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations 18 19 -- 9 6 0
Anticonvulsants 11 11 0 0 -- --
Muscle relaxants 23 13 0 4 -- 0

Deaths by case type, 2004
Suicide 14.9%
Overmedication 5.3%
Homicide 0.0%
All other accidental 13.8%
Could not be determined 66.0%

Causes of death, 2004
Drug misuse Deaths
Any drug-related cause 158
– Abuse 15
– Drug or alcohol 158
– Toxic effects 155
Body systems (includes infections) 15
Accidents and injuries 0

Place of death, 2004
Drug misuse Deaths
Health care facility 40
Home 106
Public place 7
Other 7
Not documented 0

Death rates by gender and age: Drug misuse, 2004
Gender Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Male 211.5
Female 129.9

Age Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Under 21 28.5
21 to 34 228.4
35 to 54 358.4
55 and over 80.7

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug misuse deaths, 2004
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 5 133 138
Antidepressants 0 59 59
Cocaine 4 50 54
Benzodiazepines 0 45 45
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 0 44 44

End Notes
-- Indicates a number less than 4 has been suppressed.
SOURCE: Office of Applied Studies, SAMHSA, Drug Abuse Warning Network 2004 (11/2005 update).

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