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Complete Health Indicator Report of Drug Overdose and Poisoning Incidents

Definition

__Poisoning deaths:__ number of deaths among Utah residents resulting from poisoning (ICD-10 codes X40-X49, X60-X69, X85-X90, Y10-Y19, Y35.2, *U01 [.6-.7]) per 100,000 population. __Drug poisoning deaths:__ number of deaths among Utah residents resulting from drug poisoning (ICD-10 codes X40-X44, X60-X64, X85, Y10-Y14) per 100,000 population. __Prescription opioid deaths:__ number of unintentional and undetermined intent deaths among residents and non-residents resulting from prescription opioids that occurred in Utah.

Numerator

__Poisoning deaths:__ number of deaths among Utah residents resulting from poisoning (ICD-10 codes X40-X49, X60-X69, X85-X90, Y10-Y19, Y35.2, *U01 [.6-.7]). __Drug poisoning deaths:__ number of deaths among Utah residents resulting from drug poisoning (ICD-10 codes X40-X44, X60-X64, X85, Y10-Y14). __Prescription opioid deaths:__ number of resident and non-resident unintentional and undetermined prescription opioid deaths that occurred in Utah.

Denominator

Total number of persons in the population of Utah.

Data Interpretation Issues

Poisoning incidents are classified according to ICD codes. ICD stands for the International Classification of Diseases. It is a coding system maintained by the World Health Organization and the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics used to classify causes of death, injury, and disease. These codes are updated approximately every ten years to account for advances in medical technology. The U.S. is currently using the 10th revision (ICD-10) to code causes of death. Poisoning deaths are defined by ICD-10 codes X40-X49 (unintentional); X60-X69 (suicide); X85-X90, *U01 (.6-.7) (homicide); Y10-Y19 (undetermined), and Y35.2 (other). Drug poisoning deaths are a subset of poisoning deaths and are defined by ICD-10 codes X40-X44 (unintentional), X60-X64 (suicide), X85 (homicide), and Y10-Y14 (undetermined). Prescription opioid deaths are identified using data from the Office of the Medical Examiner in the Utah Violent Death Reporting System.

Why Is This Important?

Drug poisoning deaths are a preventable public health problem; they are the leading cause of injury death in Utah, outpacing deaths due to firearms, falls, and motor vehicle crashes. Ten Utah adults die each week from drug overdose; eight of which are a result of opioids; and four due to prescription opioids, specifically. Utah is particularly affected by prescription opioids, which are responsible for 41% of the unintentional and undetermined drug poisoning deaths in the state.

Healthy People Objective IVP-9.1:

Prevent an increase in poisoning deaths among all persons
U.S. Target: 13.2 deaths per 100,000 population
State Target: 12.9 per 100,000 population

Other Objectives

{{style color:#003366 Healthy People 2030 Objective IVP-20:}} Prevent an increase in poisoning deaths among all persons *'''U.S. Target:''' 13.1 deaths per 100,000 population *'''Utah Target:''' 12.9 deaths per 100,000 population[[br]] [[br]] {{style color:#003366 Healthy People 2020 Objective IVP-9.2:}} Prevent an increase in poisoning deaths among persons aged 35 to 54 years *'''U.S. Target:''' 25.6 deaths per 100,000 population *'''Utah Target:''' 23.2 deaths per 100,000 population[[br]] [[br]] {{style color:#003366 Healthy People 2020 Objective IVP-9.3:}} Prevent an increase in poisoning deaths caused by unintentional or undetermined intent among all persons *'''U.S. Target:''' 11.1 deaths per 100,000 population *'''Utah Target:''' 9.7 deaths per 100,000 population[[br]] [[br]] {{style color:#003366 Healthy People 2020 Objective IVP-9.4:}} Prevent an increase in poisoning deaths caused by unintentional or undetermined intent among persons aged 35 to 54 years *'''U.S. Target:''' 21.6 deaths per 100,000 population *'''Utah Target:''' 34.9 deaths per 100,000 population (prevent an increase in the 2010 crude rate)[[br]] [[br]] {{style color:#003366 Healthy People 2020 Objective IVP-10:}} Prevent an increase in nonfatal poisonings *'''U.S. Target:''' 304.8 nonfatal poisonings per 100,000 population *'''Utah Target:''' 291.5 nonfatal poisonings per 100,000 population

How Are We Doing?

The 2019 age-adjusted drug poisoning death rate was 20.8 per 100,000 population. During that year, 6.1% of Utah drug poisoning deaths were of undetermined intent, 13.1% were self-inflicted, and 80.7% were unintentional. From 2016 to 2019, males (22.7 per 100,000 population) had a significantly higher age-adjusted drug poisoning death rate compared to females (15.1 per 100,000 population). Males had the highest crude rates in the 35 to 44 year old age group, while females had the highest crude rates in the 45-54 year old age group. For ages 18-34, male drug poisoning death rates were significantly higher than female drug poisoning death rates (21.8 per 100,000 population and 7.0 per 100,000 population, respectively).

How Do We Compare With the U.S.?

In 2018, the U.S. age-adjusted rate of drug poisoning deaths from all intents was 22.2 per 100,000 population. During this same year, the Utah age-adjusted rate of drug poisoning deaths statistically similar, with 21.3 deaths per 100,000 population. Data Source: NCHS Vital Statistics System for numbers of death. Bureau of Census for population estimates.

What Is Being Done?

The Utah Department of Health (UDOH) has received funding to address prescription drug abuse, misuse, and overdose deaths by continuing data collection efforts to help target interventions, develop provider materials, increase naloxone awareness, expand public awareness efforts, and develop provider tools and resources to address prescription drug abuse. To address the opioid epidemic in Utah, the Violence and Injury Prevention Program oversees academic detailing; leads opioid dashboard development; manages Stop the Opidemic, a campaign that works to raise awareness on opioid abuse and misuse while reducing stigma; organizes naloxone dissemination and tracks overdose reversals; and provides funding to local health departments, 2-1-1, and other community partners who work alongside the UDOH in the opioid epidemic.

Evidence-based Practices

Here are some relevant programs using evidence-based practices. Strengthening Families Program[[br]] Evidence-based family skills training program[[br]] [http://strengtheningfamiliesprogram.org] HALO: Healthy Alternatives for Little Ones[[br]] Health education and prevention program for children aged 3-6 years[[br]] [http://haloforkids.org/] Programs of Prevention, PRIME for Life[[br]] Alcohol and drug prevention program for all ages[[br]] [http://www.primeforlife.org]

Available Services

Use Only As Directed Media Campaign[[br]] [http://www.useonlyasdirected.org] The University of Utah: Utah Poison Control Center[[br]] [http://poisoncontrol.utah.edu] National Institutes of Health: National Institute on Drug Abuse[[br]] [http://drugabuse.gov] Utah Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health (UDHS)[[br]] [http://www.dsamh.utah.gov] Partnership for a Drug-Free America[[br]] [http://www.drugfree.org] Office of National Drug Control Policy[[br]] [http://www.whitehouse.gov/ondcp] Utah Department of Health: Naloxone[[br]] [http://naloxone.utah.gov]

Health Program Information

The Violence and Injury Prevention Program (VIPP) is a trusted and comprehensive resource for data related to violence and injury. Through education, this information helps promote partnerships and programs to prevent injuries and improve public health. The VIPP goals are to a) focus prevention efforts on reducing intentional and unintentional injury, b) conduct education aimed at increasing awareness and changing behaviors that contribute to the occurrence of injury, c) strengthen local health department capacity to conduct local injury prevention programs, d) promote legislation, policy changes, and enforcement that will reduce injury hazards and increase safe behaviors, e) collaborate with private and public partners, and f) improve the Utah Department of Health capacity to collect mortality and morbidity data from multiple sources and conduct injury epidemiology for use in prevention planning, implementation, and evaluation.


Related Indicators

Relevant Population Characteristics

From 2016 to 2018, males (25.6 per 100,000 population) had a significantly higher age-adjusted drug poisoning death rate compared to females (18.0 per 100,000 population). Both males and females had the highest rates in the 45-54 year old age group. For ages 18-34, male drug poisoning death rates were significantly higher than female drug poisoning death rates. Children infrequently require hospitalization for the ingestion of poison, but 1 to 4 year-olds had significantly higher drug poisoning emergency department (ED) visits rates (35.1 per 10,000 population), along with 15-24 year olds (30.6 per 10,000 population), and 25-34 year olds (22.5 per 10,000 population) compared to the state (18.0 per 10,000 population) in 2012-2014.

Related Relevant Population Characteristics Indicators:


Related Health Care System Factors Indicators:


Risk Factors

In Utah, the top circumstances observed in prescription opioid deaths were physical health problem, substance abuse problem, current mental health problem, current mental health/substance abuse treatment, non-prescription drug involvement, alcohol dependence or problem, and history of suicide attempts. Source: Utah Department of Health Violence and Injury Prevention Program, Prescription Opioid Deaths in Utah, 2017 updated Fact Sheet [http://health.utah.gov/vipp/pdf/RxDrugs/PDODeaths2015.pdf] (accessed 11/6/2019)

Related Risk Factors Indicators:


Related Health Status Outcomes Indicators:




Graphical Data Views

Leading Causes of Injury Death, Utah, 2016-2019

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In 2002, poisoning surpassed motor vehicle traffic death as the leading cause of injury death in Utah. Since, poisoning-related deaths have increased significantly over the past 15 years. Between 2016-2019, drug poisonings accounted for 90.7% of poisoning deaths. Deaths related to motor vehicle crash have trended downwards over most of the same time period. Deaths related to falls have trended upward. Firearm, suffocation, and drowning-related deaths have remained relatively the same.
Leading Causes of Injury DeathAge-adjusted Rate per 100,000 PopulationLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 6
Poisoning23.322.524.22,73112,502,418
Motor Vehicle, Traffic8.47.99.01,00612,502,418
Firearm13.212.613.91,56512,502,418
Fall10.710.011.31,08212,502,418
Suffocation7.87.38.391712,502,418
Drowning/Submersion1.21.01.414312,502,418

Data Notes

Data are age-adjusted (2000 U.S. standard population).

Data Sources

  • 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 Bureau, IBIS Version 2018


Poisoning Deaths by Year, Utah and U.S., 1999-2019

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UT Poisonings, US Poisonings, UT Drug Deaths, US Drug DeathsYearAge-adjusted Rate per 100,000 PopulationLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 82
UT Poison Deaths199912.711.214.42492,193,006
UT Poison Deaths200011.710.213.32382,244,502
UT Poison Deaths200110.99.512.52212,283,715
UT Poison Deaths200215.513.817.43182,324,815
UT Poison Deaths200317.615.819.53832,360,137
UT Poison Deaths200418.416.620.44042,401,580
UT Poison Deaths200520.018.122.04512,457,719
UT Poison Deaths200620.418.622.44732,525,507
UT Poison Deaths200722.420.524.45352,597,746
UT Poison Deaths200820.418.622.35002,663,029
UT Poison Deaths200921.820.023.85432,723,421
UT Poison Deaths201018.917.220.74842,775,332
UT Poison Deaths201121.920.123.85642,814,384
UT Poison Deaths201225.423.527.56612,853,375
UT Poison Deaths201323.621.725.56302,897,640
UT Poison Deaths201424.022.226.06412,936,879
UT Poison Deaths201525.523.627.56972,981,835
UT Poison Deaths201624.822.926.77033,041,868
UT Poison Deaths201724.522.726.47143,101,042
UT Poison Deaths201823.421.625.26893,153,550
UT Poison Deaths201920.819.122.56253,205,958
U.S. Poison Deaths19997.17.07.219,741279,040,168
U.S. Poison Deaths20007.27.17.320,230281,421,906
U.S. Poison Deaths20017.87.77.922,242284,968,955
U.S. Poison Deaths20029.29.19.326,435287,625,193
U.S. Poison Deaths20039.99.810.028,700290,107,933
U.S. Poison Deaths200410.310.210.430,308292,805,298
U.S. Poison Deaths200511.010.911.232,691295,516,599
U.S. Poison Deaths200612.412.312.637,286298,379,912
U.S. Poison Deaths200713.213.113.340,059301,231,207
U.S. Poison Deaths200813.413.213.541,080304,093,966
U.S. Poison Deaths200913.413.313.541,592306,771,529
U.S. Poison Deaths201013.713.613.942,917308,745,538
U.S. Poison Deaths201114.714.514.846,047311,591,917
U.S. Poison Deaths201214.614.414.746,150313,914,040
U.S. Poison Deaths201315.215.215.448,545316,128,839
U.S. Poison Deaths201416.216.116.351,966318,857,056
U.S. Poison Deaths201517.817.718.057,567321,418,820
U.S. Poison Deaths201621.421.221.668,995323,127,513
U.S. Poison Deaths201723.223.123.475,354325,719,178
U.S. Poison Deaths201822.222.022.472,473327,167,434
Utah Drug Deaths199910.49.011.92022,193,006
Utah Drug Deaths200010.49.011.92112,244,502
Utah Drug Deaths20019.38.010.81872,283,715
Utah Drug Deaths200214.012.415.72872,324,815
Utah Drug Deaths200315.814.217.63472,360,137
Utah Drug Deaths200416.915.218.83732,401,580
Utah Drug Deaths200518.917.120.84272,457,719
Utah Drug Deaths200619.017.220.94412,525,507
Utah Drug Deaths200720.919.122.95022,597,746
Utah Drug Deaths200818.016.419.84452,663,029
Utah Drug Deaths200919.017.320.84752,723,421
Utah Drug Deaths201016.615.118.34292,775,332
Utah Drug Deaths201119.317.621.14992,814,384
Utah Drug Deaths201222.720.824.65892,853,375
Utah Drug Deaths201321.720.023.65842,897,640
Utah Drug Deaths201421.820.123.75832,936,879
Utah Drug Deaths201522.921.124.86302,981,835
Utah Drug Deaths201622.220.524.06303,041,868
Utah Drug Deaths201722.320.624.16503,101,042
Utah Drug Deaths201821.319.522.96263,153,550
Utah Drug Deaths201919.017.420.65723,205,958
U.S. Drug Deaths19996.16.06.116,849279,040,168
U.S. Drug Deaths20006.26.16.317,415281,421,906
U.S. Drug Deaths20016.86.76.919,394284,968,955
U.S. Drug Deaths20028.28.18.323,518287,625,193
U.S. Drug Deaths20038.98.89.025,785290,107,933
U.S. Drug Deaths20049.49.39.527,424292,805,298
U.S. Drug Deaths200510.110.010.229,813295,516,599
U.S. Drug Deaths200611.511.411.634,425298,379,912
U.S. Drug Deaths200711.911.812.036,010301,231,207
U.S. Drug Deaths200811.911.812.036,450304,093,966
U.S. Drug Deaths200911.911.812.037,004306,771,529
U.S. Drug Deaths201012.312.212.438,329308,745,538
U.S. Drug Deaths201113.213.113.341,340311,591,917
U.S. Drug Deaths201213.113.013.341,502313,914,040
U.S. Drug Deaths201313.813.713.943,982316,128,839
U.S. Drug Deaths201414.714.514.847,055318,857,056
U.S. Drug Deaths201516.316.216.452,404321,418,820
U.S. Drug Deaths201619.819.619.963,632323,127,513
U.S. Drug Deaths201721.721.521.970,237325,719,178
U.S. Drug Deaths201820.720.621.967,368327,167,434

Data Notes

Data are age-adjusted (2000 U.S. standard population). Poisoning deaths are defined as ICD-10 codes X40-X49, Y10-Y19, X60-X69, X85-X90, Y35.2, *U01.6-U01.7. Drug poisoning deaths are a subset of poisoning deaths and are defined as ICD-10 codes X40-X44, X60-X64, X85, Y10-Y14. The Consensus Recommendations for National and State Poisoning Surveillance definition of a drug is as follows: A drug is any chemical compound that is chiefly used by or administered to humans or animals as an aid in the diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of disease or injury, for the relief of pain or suffering, to control or improve any physiologic or pathologic condition, or for the feeling it causes. U.S. data for 2019 is not yet available.

Data Sources

  • 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 Bureau, IBIS Version 2018
  • National Center for Injury Prevention and Control's Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS)


Poisoning Deaths by Intent and Type (drug vs. other), Utah, 2016-2019

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Drug vs. Non-drugIntent of InjuryAge-adjusted Rate per 100,000 PopulationLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 6
DrugUnintentional16.015.316.81,88612,502,418
DrugSuicide3.02.73.435212,502,418
DrugIntent Unknown2.01.82.423912,502,418
OtherUnintentional1.31.01.514412,502,418
OtherSuicide0.80.61.09712,502,418
OtherIntent Unknown0.10.10.21212,502,418

Data Notes

*Use caution in interpreting, the estimate has a relative standard error greater than 30% and does not meet UDOH standards for reliability. Data are age-adjusted (2000 U.S. standard population). Drug deaths are defined as ICD-10 codes X40-X44, X60-X64, X85, Y10-Y14. Non-drug deaths are defined as ICD-10 codes X45-X49, X65-X69, X86-X90, Y15-Y19, Y35.2, *U01.6-U01.7. The Consensus Recommendations for National and State Poisoning Surveillance definition of a drug is as follows: A drug is any chemical compound that is chiefly used by or administered to humans or animals as an aid in the diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of disease or injury, for the relief of pain or suffering, to control or improve any physiologic or pathologic condition, or for the feeling it causes.

Data Sources

  • 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 Bureau, IBIS Version 2018


Poisoning: Drug Deaths by Age and Sex, Utah, 2016-2019

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Males vs. FemalesAge GroupRate per 100,000 PopulationLower LimitUpper LimitNoteNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 21
Male17 or Under0.70.41.2131,904,911
Male18-2421.818.525.5156715,753
Male25-3438.935.043.1365939,279
Male35-4443.038.847.6374869,663
Male45-5440.735.945.9263646,782
Male55-6442.036.947.6245583,448
Male65+10.78.313.668636,248
Female17 or Under0.40.20.9*81,803,501
Female18-247.05.29.348687,621
Female25-3420.217.423.4183904,523
Female35-4428.725.232.6241839,580
Female45-5435.731.240.7226632,885
Female55-6435.530.940.5215606,100
Female65+10.07.812.573732,124
Total17 or Under0.60.40.9213,708,412
Total18-2414.512.616.72041,403,374
Total25-3429.727.332.35481,843,802
Total35-4436.033.238.96151,709,243
Total45-5438.234.941.84891,279,667
Total55-6438.735.242.44601,189,548
Total65+10.38.712.21411,368,372

Data Notes

*For females ages 17 or under, there are insufficient number of cases to meet the UDOH standard for data reliability, interpret with caution. The Consensus Recommendations for National and State Poisoning Surveillance definition of a drug is as follows: A drug is any chemical compound that is chiefly used by or administered to humans or animals as an aid in the diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of disease or injury, for the relief of pain or suffering, to control or improve any physiologic or pathologic condition, or for the feeling it causes.

Data Sources

  • 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 Bureau, IBIS Version 2017


Poisoning: Drug Deaths by Local Health District, Utah, 2016-2019

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Local Health DistrictAge-adjusted Drug Deaths per 100,000 PopulationLower LimitUpper LimitNoteNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 14
Bear River17.213.920.9102728,677
Central23.318.029.867320,279
Davis County16.114.018.52131,394,240
Salt Lake County22.821.424.21,0354,565,957
San Juan11.74.226.0*661,272
Southeast40.330.552.161160,029
Southwest21.818.625.3183959,002
Summit15.810.323.327165,877
Tooele21.816.428.456274,346
TriCounty23.417.330.950226,635
Utah County19.217.321.33962,454,785
Wasatch15.79.424.619129,423
Weber-Morgan24.721.728.02541,061,896
State of Utah21.220.322.02,47812,502,418

Data Notes

Data are age-adjusted (2000 U.S. standard population). *Use caution in interpreting, the estimate has a coefficient of variation >30%. The Consensus Recommendations for National and State Poisoning Surveillance definition of a drug is as follows: A drug is any chemical compound that is chiefly used by or administered to humans or animals as an aid in the diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of disease or injury, for the relief of pain or suffering, to control or improve any physiologic or pathologic condition, or for the feeling it causes.

Data Sources

  • 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 Bureau, IBIS Version 2018
  • National Center for Injury Prevention and Control's Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS)


Poisoning: Drug Deaths by Utah Small Area, 2015-2019

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Utah Small AreasAge-adjusted Drug Deaths per 100,000 PopulationLower LimitUpper LimitNoteNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 100
Brigham City29.420.141.633125,348
Box Elder Co (Other) V215.26.530.2*860,499
Tremonton19.410.532.81483,847
Logan V213.58.819.828283,965
North Logan9.03.817.9*9116,192
Cache (Other)/Rich (All) V214.37.923.715122,042
Hyrum21.18.144.7*744,719
Smithfield13.35.726.5*866,161
Ben Lomond24.018.630.569311,306
Weber County (East)21.514.930.135179,605
Morgan County****
Ogden (Downtown)42.533.752.982197,695
South Ogden24.817.933.445189,510
Roy/Hooper23.417.430.852239,527
Riverdale24.916.935.432139,847
Clearfield Area/Hooper21.416.527.368359,068
Layton/South Weber18.214.123.071414,296
Kaysville/Fruit Heights13.18.219.922193,203
Syracuse12.16.720.115143,658
Centerville16.18.527.91385,994
Farmington13.47.422.315114,720
North Salt Lake11.45.919.912101,744
Woods Cross/West Bountiful14.56.926.8*1077,539
Bountiful17.812.624.639238,684
SLC (Rose Park)37.328.448.162182,102
SLC (Avenues)22.414.632.929117,915
SLC (Foothill/East Bench)15.58.825.117108,320
Magna30.221.341.539141,137
SLC (Glendale) V233.323.446.038126,803
West Valley (Center)19.013.825.545261,487
West Valley (West) V222.315.431.334157,388
West Valley (East) V230.724.038.675264,843
SLC (Downtown) V271.259.085.2132191,770
SLC (Southeast Liberty)17.410.826.522115,913
South Salt Lake30.121.740.843137,277
SLC (Sugar House)25.017.834.141169,589
Millcreek (South)24.816.136.626112,295
Millcreek (East)16.19.625.419122,922
Holladay V233.023.345.340126,383
Cottonwood15.610.722.134212,691
Kearns V224.818.233.148204,789
Taylorsville (E)/Murray (W)29.421.938.554189,325
Taylorsville (West)12.98.219.225199,278
Murray30.622.940.056175,387
Midvale34.626.045.455155,884
West Jordan (Northeast) V225.818.235.638156,192
West Jordan (Southeast)21.715.529.641191,912
West Jordan (W)/Copperton11.47.416.727243,262
South Jordan V216.911.823.536222,774
Daybreak14.38.223.117124,089
Sandy (West)25.918.036.036144,748
Sandy (Center) V225.818.235.638147,583
Sandy (Northeast)16.19.625.320121,961
Sandy (Southeast)17.711.126.723152,098
Draper12.58.318.128228,908
Riverton/Bluffdale9.96.115.221216,108
Herriman10.45.318.618245,111
Tooele County (Other)17.39.229.71379,962
Tooele Valley24.118.231.456257,080
Eagle Mountain/Cedar Valley8.34.115.112164,414
Lehi15.911.321.745337,945
Saratoga Springs4.92.010.1*7137,268
American Fork21.916.029.147242,349
Alpine12.54.428.0*654,145
Pleasant Grove/Lindon17.312.423.443295,941
Orem (North)30.122.339.754195,407
Orem (West)23.315.733.433187,836
Orem (East)15.28.625.016117,290
Provo/BYU14.18.222.521263,518
Provo (West City Center)21.814.631.236170,595
Provo (East City Center)29.917.847.027174,545
Salem City17.56.936.2*748,121
Spanish Fork22.11.530.638214,542
Springville27.118.937.537169,780
Mapleton****
Utah County (South) V234.220.453.71969,660
Payson26.217.537.829133,955
Park City13.38.020.720148,174
Summit County (East)21.210.837.41257,351
Wasatch County15.49.723.223158,537
Daggett and Uintah County24.817.733.742185,576
Duchesne County25.416.138.024100,743
Nephi/Mona29.715.751.11348,084
Delta/Fillmore23.411.442.6*1149,851
Sanpete Valley17.79.829.615108,387
Central (Other)16.69.526.817116,164
Richfield/Monroe/Salina27.316.043.51874,615
Carbon County46.733.563.244101,539
Emery County42.225.266.32050,579
Grand County17.47.534.2*948,211
Blanding/Monticello****
San Juan County (Other)****
St. George24.419.530.191444,639
Washington Co (Other) V28.32.320.8*551,088
Washington City25.016.137.026124,896
Hurricane/La Verkin13.17.022.314130,591
Ivins/Santa Clara26.815.642.91877,902
Cedar City20.614.428.539226,971
Southwest LHD (Other)20.012.730.027124,143
State of Utah21.220.322.02,47812,502,418

Data Notes

Data are age-adjusted (2000 U.S. standard population). *Use caution in interpreting, the estimate has a coefficient of variation >30%. **The estimate has been suppressed because 1) the relative standard error is greater than 50% or 2) the observed number of events is very small and not appropriate for publication. A description of the Utah Small Areas may be found on IBIS at the following URL: [https://ibis.health.utah.gov/resource/Guidelines.html]. The Consensus Recommendations for National and State Poisoning Surveillance definition of a drug is as follows: A drug is any chemical compound that is chiefly used by or administered to humans or animals as an aid in the diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of disease or injury, for the relief of pain or suffering, to control or improve any physiologic or pathologic condition, or for the feeling it causes.

Data Sources

  • Utah Death Certificate Database, Office of Vital Records and Statistics, Utah Department of Health
  • Population estimates produced by the UDOH Center for Health Data and Informatics. Linear interpolation of U.S. Census Bureau and ESRI ZIP Code data provided annual population estimates for ZIP Code areas by sex and age groups, IBIS Version 2018
  • National Center for Injury Prevention and Control's Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS)


Poisoning: Prescription Opioid Deaths by Year, Utah, 2000-2019

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Prescription drugs include pain medications, also known as opioids, such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, fentanyl, and methadone. Deaths as a result of prescription pain medications have increased since 1999. Counts represented in this figure include resident and non-resident unintentional and undetermined prescription pain medication deaths that occurred in Utah.
YearNumber of Deaths Occurring in Utah
Record Count: 20
200059
200191
2002134
2003196
2004216
2005264
2006271
2007311
2008278
2009257
2010228
2011235
2012254
2013260
2014285
2015274
2016233
2017234
2018223
2019192

Data Notes

Prescription drug data is identified through the Office of the Medical Examiner using cause of death text fields to identify if the individual died as a result of a prescription drug overdose. Data is entered in the Utah Violent Death Reporting System (UTVDRS). UTVDRS is a data collection and monitoring system that will help Utahns better understand the public health problem of drug overdose deaths by informing decision makers about the magnitude, trends, and characteristics of drug overdose deaths and to evaluate and continue to improve state-based prevention policies and programs. Data are collected from the Office of the Medical Examiner, Vital Records, and law enforcement agencies and are linked together to help identify risk factors, understand circumstances, and better characterize deaths. Data prior to 2016: Utah Violent Death Reporting System (UTVDRS) Data 2016 forward: Utah Death Certificate Database, Office of Vital Records and Statistics, Utah Department of Health.

Data Source

Utah Department of Health, Office of the Medical Examiner

References and Community Resources

Utah Coalition on Opioid Overdose Prevention (UCO-OP)[[br]] [https://ucoop.utah.gov/] Information on how to use and where to find naloxone, which is used to reverse opioid overdoses [[br]] [https://naloxone.utah.gov/] Violence and Injury Prevention Program[[br]] [http://www.health.utah.gov/vipp/topics/prescription-drug-overdoses/] Information on addiction resources and tools[[br]] [https://www.drugrehab.com/addiction/prescriptions/]

More Resources and Links

Evidence-based community health improvement ideas and interventions may be found at the following sites:

Additional indicator data by state and county may be found on these Websites:

Medical literature can be queried at the PubMed website.

Page Content Updated On 10/29/2020, Published on 01/08/2021
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