Poisoning Deaths by Year, Utah and U.S., 1999-2011
The vast majority of Utah poisoning deaths are due to drug/medication consumption. In 2010, Utah's poisoning death rate (13.4
per 100,000 population) is similar to the U.S. poisoning death rate (13.7 per 100,000 population). Utah received state funding
in 2007 to develop the Prescription Pain Medication Management and Education Program to reduce deaths and harm from prescription
opioids. Funding was eliminated in 2010 which greatly affected prevention efforts around the state. The Utah rate significantly
increased in 2011. 2011 data for the U.S. is not available at this time.
Utah drug deaths are a subset of Utah poisoning deaths. Data are age-adjusted (2000 U.S. standard population).
Utah Death Certificate Database, Office of Vital Records and Statistics, Utah Department of Health.
Population Estimates: National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) through a collaborative agreement with the U.S. Census
National Center for Injury Prevention and Control's Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS).
How We Calculated the Rates
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