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Provo-Orem, UT

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 73
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 7
Metro area population, 2005 461,020
Population covered by DAWN 461,020
Percent of population covered by DAWN 100%

Metro area overview: Deaths and population by county, 2005
Metro area component Drug-related Drug-related suicide Population
Deaths Rate Deaths Rate
Total participating (2) 73 15.8 7 1.5 461,020
1. Juab County, UT 2 21.8 1 10.9 9,165
2. Utah County, UT 71 15.7 6 1.3 451,855

Deaths by manner of death, 2005
Suicide 8.8%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 77.5%
Natural/accidental 13.8%

Place of death, 2005
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 31
Home 38
Public place 0
Other 4
Not documented 0

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

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2005
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 1 65 66
Antidepressants 0 27 27
Benzodiazepines 0 25 25
Cocaine 1 20 21
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 0 18 18

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2005
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Anticonvulsants 0 4 4
Antidepressants 0 4 4

Gender and age death rates: Drug-related, 2005
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 21.0
Female 10.7

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 2.6
21 to 34 29.0
35 to 54 33.3
55 and over 5.3

Gender and age death rates: Drug-related suicide, 2005
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 1.8
Female 1.3

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.0
21 to 34 1.6
35 to 54 4.6
55 and over 1.8

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 53 73 -- -- 7 0
Alcohol* 12 5 -- -- --  
Cocaine 18 21 -- -- 0  
Marijuana 8 12 -- -- --  
Stimulants 7 8 -- -- --  
Club drugs 0 0 -- -- 0  
Hallucinogens†† 0 0 -- -- 0  
Inhalants 0 0 -- -- 0  
Antidepressants 21 27 -- -- 4  
Antipsychotics -- 8 -- -- 0  
Benzodiazepines 16 25 -- -- --  
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 10 18 -- -- --  
Opiates/opioids 49 66 -- -- --  
– Heroin (specified) 10 -- -- -- --  
– Methadone 16 20 -- -- 0  
– All other opiates/opioids 38 55 -- -- --  
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 -- -- 0  
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 -- -- 0  
Misc. analgesics/combinations -- 9 -- -- --  
Anticonvulsants 4 8 -- -- 4  
Muscle relaxants 5 10 -- -- 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, 2005 (08/2008 update).

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