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Salt Lake City, UT

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 192
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 25
Metro area population, 2005 1,046,685
Population covered by DAWN 1,046,685
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 (3) 192 18.3 25 2.4 1,046,685
1. Salt Lake County, UT 183 19.1 24 2.5 960,297
2. Summit County, UT 4 11.4 0 0.0 35,119
3. Tooele County, UT 5 9.8 1 2.0 51,269

Deaths by manner of death, 2005
Suicide 11.5%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 70.5%
Natural/accidental 18.0%

Place of death, 2005
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 47
Home 127
Public place 7
Other 11
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 5
Home 16
Public place --
Other --
Not documented 0

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2005
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 7 164 171
Antidepressants 0 82 82
Benzodiazepines 0 68 68
Cocaine 1 61 62
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 0 59 59

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2005
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Antidepressants 0 19 19
Opiates/opioids 0 15 15
Miscellaneous analgesics/combinations 0 11 11
Benzodiazepines 0 10 10
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 0 7 7

Gender and age death rates: Drug-related, 2005
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 22.1
Female 14.5

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 4.2
21 to 34 22.7
35 to 54 37.2
55 and over 11.1

Gender and age death rates: Drug-related suicide, 2005
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 1.5
Female 3.3

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.0
21 to 34 2.9
35 to 54 4.0
55 and over 4.1

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 172 192 8 31 25 0
Alcohol* 47 36 0 4 5  
Cocaine 57 62 -- -- --  
Marijuana 15 30 0 -- --  
Stimulants 41 27 0 -- --  
Club drugs -- -- 0 0 0  
Hallucinogens†† 0 0 0 0 0  
Inhalants -- -- 0 0 0  
Antidepressants 65 82 0 20 19  
Antipsychotics 5 17 0 7 5  
Benzodiazepines 49 68 0 6 10  
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 47 59 0 14 7  
Opiates/opioids 147 171 7 15 15  
– Heroin (specified) 17 14 0 0 0  
– Methadone 52 55 -- 5 --  
– All other opiates/opioids 109 140 5 13 13  
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents -- -- 0 -- --  
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 0 --  
Misc. analgesics/combinations 21 27 0 7 11  
Anticonvulsants 11 19 0 -- --  
Muscle relaxants 13 28 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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