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Salt Lake City, UT: Salt Lake County, UT

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 183
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 24
Population 960,297
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 19.1
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 2.5

Drug-related deaths by drug category, 2004-2005
Drug category Drug-related Drug-related suicide
Deaths,
2004
Deaths,
2005
Single-drug
deaths,
2005
Deaths,
2004
Deaths,
2005
Single-drug
deaths,
2005
* 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 160 183 8 28 24 0
Alcohol* 43 35 0 -- 5  
Cocaine 54 59 -- -- --  
Marijuana 12 27 0 0 --  
Stimulants 36 27 0 -- --  
Club drugs -- -- 0 0 0  
Hallucinogens†† 0 0 0 0 0  
Inhalants -- -- 0 0 0  
Antidepressants 59 79 0 17 18  
Antipsychotics 5 17 0 7 5  
Benzodiazepines 45 62 0 5 9  
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 44 55 0 14 7  
Opiates/opioids 138 165 7 12 15  
– Heroin (specified) 17 14 0 0 0  
– Methadone 48 53 -- -- --  
– All other opiates/opioids 102 135 5 10 13  
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents -- -- 0 -- --  
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 0 --  
Misc. analgesics/combinations 19 24 0 6 11  
Anticonvulsants 11 17 0 -- --  
Muscle relaxants 13 28 0 -- --  

Deaths by manner of death, 2005
Suicide 11.6%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 71.0%
Natural/accidental 17.4%

Place of death, 2005
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 46
Home 119
Public place 7
Other 11
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 5
Home 15
Public place --
Other --
Not documented 0

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2005
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 23.0
Female 15.0

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 4.3
21 to 34 23.0
35 to 54 39.5
55 and over 11.3

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2005
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 7 158 165
Antidepressants 0 79 79
Benzodiazepines 0 62 62
Cocaine 1 58 59
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 0 55 55

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, 2005 (08/2008 update).

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