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Complete Health Indicator Report of Drug Overdose and Poisoning Incidents

Definition

__Poisoning deaths:__ number of deaths among Utah residents with underlying cause of death being 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 Utahns die each week from drug overdose. Utah is particularly affected by illicit opioids, specifically fentanyl, which is responsible for 33% of the unintentional and undetermined drug poisoning deaths in the state.

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 2022 age-adjusted drug poisoning death rate was 19.5 per 100,000 population. During that year, 5.9% of Utah drug poisoning deaths were of undetermined intent, 14.5% were self-inflicted, and 79.4% were unintentional. From 2019 to 2022, males (23.9 per 100,000 population) had a significantly higher age-adjusted drug poisoning death rate compared to females (15.9 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 18-24, male drug poisoning death rates were significantly higher than female drug poisoning death rates (17.1 and 6.4 per 100,000 population, respectively).

How Do We Compare With the U.S.?

In 2021, the U.S. age-adjusted rate of drug poisoning deaths from all intents was 32.4 per 100,000 population. During this same year, the Utah age-adjusted rate of drug poisoning deaths was lower, with 21.0 deaths per 100,000 population.

What Is Being Done?

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) 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, fentanyl test strips, and xylazine test strips dissemination and tracks overdose reversals; and provides funding to local health departments, 2-1-1, and other community partners who work alongside the DHHS 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]] [https://theathenaforum.org/sites/default/files/healthy_alternatives_for_little_ones_4-21-12.pdf] Programs of Prevention, PRIME for Life[[br]] Alcohol and drug prevention program for all ages[[br]] [http://www.primeforlife.org]

Available Services

Know Your Script Media Campaign[[br]] [http://www.knowyourscript.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 Office of Substance Use and Mental Health (SUMH)[[br]] [https://sumh.utah.gov/] Partnership to End Addiction[[br]] [http://www.drugfree.org] Office of National Drug Control Policy[[br]] [http://www.whitehouse.gov/ondcp] Utah Department of Health and Human Services: Stop the Opidemic[[br]] [http://opidemic.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 Department of Health and Human Services' 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 2019 to 2022, males (23.9 per 100,000 population) had a significantly higher age-adjusted drug poisoning death rate compared to females (15.9 per 100,000 population). For ages 18-44, male drug poisoning death rates were significantly higher than female drug poisoning death rates. Children infrequently require hospitalization for the ingestion of poison, but in 2022, 1 to 4-year-olds had significantly higher drug poisoning emergency department (ED) visits rates (23.7 per 10,000 population), along with 15 to 24-year-olds (31.9 per 10,000 population) compared to the state (17.5 per 10,000 population).

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 [https://opidemic.utah.gov/wp-content/uploads/Prescription-Opioid-Deaths-2018.pdf]

Related Risk Factors Indicators:


Related Health Status Outcomes Indicators:




Graphical Data Views

Leading causes of injury death, Utah, 2019-2022

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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 20 years. From 2019-2022, drug poisoning deaths made up 92% of all poisoning deaths in Utah. Deaths related to motor vehicle crash remained relatively steady over the same time period. Deaths related to falls and firearms have trended upward. Deaths from suffocation and drowning have remained relatively the same.
Leading Causes of Injury DeathAge-adjusted rate per 100,000 populationLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 6
Poisoning21.820.922.62,71313,236,484
Fall14.714.015.41,61713,236,484
Firearm13.412.814.11,71813,236,484
Motor vehicle, traffic9.18.69.71,17113,236,484
Suffocation7.26.77.791713,236,484
Drowning/submersion1.31.11.617113,236,484

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 and Human Services
  • For years 2020 and later, the population estimates are provided by the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute, Utah state and county annual population estimates are by single year of age and sex, IBIS Version 2022
  • Population Estimates for 2000-2019: National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) through a collaborative agreement with the U.S. Census Bureau, IBIS Version 2020


Poisoning deaths by year, Utah and U.S., 1999-2022

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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: 94
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 Deaths201018.917.220.74842,775,413
UT Poison Deaths201121.920.123.85652,814,797
UT Poison Deaths201225.423.527.56612,854,146
UT Poison Deaths201323.621.725.56302,898,773
UT Poison Deaths201423.922.125.96412,938,327
UT Poison Deaths201525.523.627.56972,983,626
UT Poison Deaths201624.823.026.77033,044,241
UT Poison Deaths201724.522.726.47143,103,540
UT Poison Deaths201823.421.625.26893,155,153
UT Poison Deaths201920.819.222.66273,203,383
UT Poison Deaths202022.220.624.06873,284,823
UT Poison Deaths202122.520.924.27113,343,518
UT Poison Deaths202221.419.823.16883,404,760
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
U.S. Poison Deaths201923.223.023.375,795328,239,523
U.S. Poison Deaths202029.829.630.097,034329,484,123
U.S. Poison Deaths202133.833.634.1111,830331,893,745
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 Deaths200518.817.120.84272,457,719
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 Deaths201016.615.119.34292,775,413
Utah Drug Deaths201119.317.621.14992,814,797
Utah Drug Deaths201222.720.824.65892,854,146
Utah Drug Deaths201321.720.023.65842,898,773
Utah Drug Deaths201421.820.023.65832,938,327
Utah Drug Deaths201522.921.224.86302,983,626
Utah Drug Deaths201622.220.524.06303,044,241
Utah Drug Deaths201722.320.624.16503,103,540
Utah Drug Deaths201821.319.623.06263,155,153
Utah Drug Deaths201919.017.520.65733,203,383
Utah Drug Deaths202020.118.621.86223,284,823
Utah Drug Deaths202121.019.422.76633,343,518
Utah Drug Deaths202219.518.021.16273,404,760
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 Deaths200911.911.812.137,004306,771,529
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 Deaths201820.720.620.967,367327,167,434
U.S. Drug Deaths201921.621.521.870,630328,239,523
U.S. Drug Deaths202028.328.128.591,799329,484,123
U.S. Drug Deaths202132.432.232.6106,699331,893,745

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.

Data Sources

  • Utah Death Certificate Database, Office of Vital Records and Statistics, Utah Department of Health and Human Services
  • Population Estimates for 1999 and earlier: Utah Governor's Office of Planning and Budget
  • For years 2020 and later, the population estimates are provided by the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute, Utah state and county annual population estimates are by single year of age and sex, IBIS Version 2022
  • Population Estimates for 2000-2019: National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) through a collaborative agreement with the U.S. Census Bureau, IBIS Version 2020
  • U.S. Underlying Cause of Death Data: WONDER Online Database. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. Accessed at [http://wonder.cdc.gov/ucd-icd10.html]


Poisoning deaths by intent and type (drug vs. other), Utah, 2019-2022

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Drug vs. Non-drugIntent of InjuryAge-adjusted rate per 100,000 populationLower LimitUpper LimitNoteNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 6
DrugUnintentional16.115.416.82,01113,236,484
DrugSuicide2.62.42.932613,236,484
DrugUndetermined1.21.01.414613,236,484
OtherUnintentional1.10.91.313613,236,484
OtherSuicide0.70.60.98613,236,484
OtherUndetermined0.00.00.1*613,236,484

Data Notes

*Does not meet DHHS 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 and Human Services
  • For years 2020 and later, the population estimates are provided by the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute, Utah state and county annual population estimates are by single year of age and sex, IBIS Version 2022
  • Population Estimates for 2000-2019: National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) through a collaborative agreement with the U.S. Census Bureau, IBIS Version 2020


Poisoning: drug deaths by age and sex, Utah, 2019-2022

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Males vs. FemalesAge GroupRate per 100,000 populationLower LimitUpper LimitNoteNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 21
Male17 or under0.60.31.0*111,938,126
Male18-2417.114.220.4124726,384
Male25-3435.431.839.2352995,834
Male35-4443.639.648.0422966,863
Male45-5438.133.642.9267701,283
Male55-6440.635.746.0248610,827
Male65+13.410.816.396719,336
Female17 or under0.30.10.7*61,846,451
Female18-246.44.78.645704,142
Female25-3416.714.319.5162967,968
Female35-4427.624.331.2255924,783
Female45-5435.831.440.6244681,446
Female55-6425.721.930.0161625,907
Female65+11.19.013.692827,134
Total17 or under0.40.30.7173,784,576
Total18-2411.810.113.71691,430,526
Total25-3426.224.028.55141,963,802
Total35-4435.833.138.66771,891,646
Total45-5437.033.840.35111,382,728
Total55-6433.129.936.44091,236,734
Total65+12.210.514.01881,546,470

Data Notes

*For ages 17 or under, there are insufficient number of cases to meet the DHHS 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 and Human Services
  • For years 2020 and later, the population estimates are provided by the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute, Utah state and county annual population estimates are by single year of age and sex, IBIS Version 2022
  • Population Estimates for 2000-2019: National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) through a collaborative agreement with the U.S. Census Bureau, IBIS Version 2020


Poisoning: drug deaths by local health district, Utah, 2019-2022

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Between 2019 and 2022, several LHDs had significantly higher rates of drug overdose deaths when compared to the state, including Southeast, TriCounty, Weber-Morgan,and Salt Lake. LHDs with significantly lower rates include Wasatch, Bear River, Utah, Summit, and Davis.
Local Health DistrictAge-adjusted drug deaths per 100,000 populationLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 14
Bear River14.812.018.1100783,590
Central21.816.728.064322,533
Davis County17.315.219.72351,460,318
Salt Lake County22.521.123.91,0734,751,875
San Juan22.812.039.11359,336
Southeast34.225.345.251160,715
Southwest20.517.623.71921,061,414
Summit12.17.219.019170,585
Tooele21.516.427.760299,095
TriCounty29.322.537.663227,027
Utah County14.412.816.13282,691,157
Wasatch11.16.218.415142,250
Weber-Morgan25.322.328.52721,106,588
State of Utah19.919.220.72,48513,236,484

Data Notes

Data are age-adjusted (2000 U.S. standard population). 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 and Human Services
  • For years 2020 and later, the population estimates are provided by the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute, Utah state and county annual population estimates are by single year of age and sex, IBIS Version 2022
  • Population Estimates for 2000-2019: National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) through a collaborative agreement with the U.S. Census Bureau, IBIS Version 2020


Poisoning: drug poisoning deaths by Utah Small Area, 2013-2022

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Small areas with significantly higher drug overdose death rates include Salt Lake City (Downtown) V2, Carbon County, Ogden (Downtown), South Salt Lake, Emery County, Salt Lake City (Rose Park), Salt Lake City (Glendale) V2, Murray, West Valley (East) V2, Taylorsville (East)/Murray (West), Duchesne County, Salt Lake City (Sugar House), West Jordan (Northeast), and Midvale; while those with significantly lower drug overdose death rates include Saratoga Springs, Mapleton, North Logan, Eagle Mountain/Cedar Valley, Daybreak, Herriman, San Juan (Other), Park City, Syracuse, West Jordan (West)/Copperton, Smithfield, Salt Lake City (Foothill/East Bench), Washington County (Other) V2, Woods Cross/West Bountiful, Wasatch County, Provo/BYU, Farmington, Orem (East), North Salt Lake, Millcreek (East), Kaysville/Fruit Heights, Logan V2, Cache County (Other)/Rich County (All) V2, Draper, South Jordan V2, Lehi, Pleasant Grove/Lindon, Sandy (Southeast), Riverton/Bluffdale, Taylorsville (West), and Layton/South Weber.
Utah Small AreasAge-adjusted drug deaths per 100,000 populationLower LimitUpper LimitNoteNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 100
Brigham City28.421.836.465254,774
Box Elder Co (Other) V213.47.422.215120,796
Tremonton19.513.028.129173,912
Logan V214.210.818.462577,943
North Logan7.33.912.515237,403
Cache (Other)/Rich (All) V214.39.620.431245,897
Hyrum15.17.327.5*1191,901
Smithfield11.86.619.615138,998
Ben Lomond24.020.128.4138625,971
Weber County (East)18.614.324.063365,532
Morgan County15.38.724.916117,162
Ogden (Downtown)45.338.852.5179408,845
South Ogden25.019.930.988375,192
Roy/Hooper19.315.423.988477,916
Riverdale25.519.632.765278,122
Clearfield Area/Hooper22.118.526.1139726,237
Layton/South Weber18.715.722.1143837,256
Kaysville/Fruit Heights14.210.418.947386,320
Syracuse10.16.614.826295,467
Centerville18.312.026.528172,332
Farmington13.28.819.129231,308
North Salt Lake13.99.220.128201,568
Woods Cross/West Bountiful12.57.419.719156,591
Bountiful17.914.122.578478,742
SLC (Rose Park)36.830.444.1122366,240
SLC (Avenues)18.713.525.347234,177
SLC (Foothill/East Bench)12.07.817.826215,868
Magna26.620.633.870285,493
SLC (Glendale) V234.226.843.075250,677
West Valley (Center)23.018.827.8107517,311
West Valley (West) V222.617.528.868314,894
West Valley (East) V230.826.036.2153530,296
SLC (Downtown) V268.559.977.9258393,250
SLC (Southeast Liberty)17.112.223.241227,571
South Salt Lake44.737.053.6122273,292
SLC (Sugar House)29.023.435.499347,081
Millcreek (South)23.917.831.553221,508
Millcreek (East)14.29.719.934244,706
Holladay V224.518.631.860251,751
Cottonwood18.214.222.976424,700
Kearns V222.618.028.087407,655
Taylorsville (E)/Murray (W)30.224.736.6110377,766
Taylorsville (West)16.512.621.264395,152
Murray33.827.840.6119353,838
Midvale28.823.135.493322,444
West Jordan (Northeast) V228.823.035.786314,823
West Jordan (Southeast)21.617.127.080380,582
West Jordan (W)/Copperton10.88.014.452498,972
South Jordan V215.111.619.366463,492
Daybreak8.65.213.420252,560
Sandy (West)26.720.933.575292,156
Sandy (Center) V220.916.026.962292,495
Sandy (Northeast)17.612.524.141239,176
Sandy (Southeast)15.611.121.441303,681
Draper14.310.918.464464,698
Riverton/Bluffdale15.912.220.465446,214
Herriman8.85.812.736527,031
Tooele County (Other)25.418.034.839163,888
Tooele Valley24.520.229.5114522,081
Eagle Mountain/Cedar Valley8.45.412.428359,771
Lehi15.112.018.890696,611
Saratoga Springs3.81.96.612312,671
American Fork19.115.223.784498,454
Alpine12.56.122.8*11107,000
Pleasant Grove/Lindon15.211.919.176591,146
Orem (North)23.118.229.082386,462
Orem (West)17.813.323.459395,962
Orem (East)13.38.719.428233,724
Provo/BYU13.08.918.443524,095
Provo (West City Center)26.820.834.079339,547
Provo (East City Center)24.916.835.541349,717
Salem City16.89.128.31498,285
Spanish Fork20.415.925.872438,864
Springville25.720.032.573341,214
Mapleton4.81.511.1*5103,848
Utah County (South) V225.417.236.331147,938
Payson22.616.829.752272,507
Park City9.66.413.929296,100
Summit County (East)24.516.035.827115,578
Wasatch County12.99.217.640321,520
Daggett and Uintah County24.819.730.884371,427
Duchesne County29.722.238.954200,220
Nephi/Mona23.314.236.22096,239
Delta/Fillmore20.011.632.11899,601
Sanpete Valley20.213.928.235215,093
Central (Other)22.316.229.947224,936
Richfield/Monroe/Salina21.314.130.829154,088
Carbon County50.040.061.791204,857
Emery County39.427.355.136101,745
Grand County19.911.731.71996,142
Blanding/Monticello14.77.027.4*1079,195
San Juan County (Other)9.13.320.0*671,391
St. George23.420.027.2183908,161
Washington Co (Other) V212.26.121.713105,250
Washington City23.717.531.352259,589
Hurricane/La Verkin16.211.222.735263,137
Ivins/Santa Clara21.314.230.929157,945
Cedar City17.813.822.673476,446
Southwest LHD (Other)23.117.330.359249,709
State of Utah21.621.022.16,18831,359,889

Data Notes

Data are age-adjusted (2000 U.S. standard population). *Use caution in interpreting, the estimate has a coefficient of variation >30%. 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 and Human Services
  • Population estimates used linear interpolation of U.S. Census Bureau, Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute population estimates, and ESRI ZIP Code data provided annual population estimates for ZIP Code areas by sex and age groups, IBIS Version 2022


Poisoning: prescription opioid deaths by year, Utah, 2003-2022

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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
2003180
2004196
2005232
2006239
2007230
2008240
2009254
2010221
2011261
2012276
2013279
2014297
2015283
2016278
2017272
2018264
2019217
2020190
2021178
2022166

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 Medical Examiner Database, Office of the Medical Examiner, Utah Department of Health and Human Services

Data Sources

  • Utah Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Medical Examiner
  • Utah Violent Death Reporting System, Violence and Injury Prevention Program, Utah Department of Health and Human Services

References and Community Resources

Information on how to use and where to find naloxone, which is used to reverse opioid overdoses [[br]] [https://opidemic.utah.gov/] Violence and Injury Prevention Program[[br]] [https://vipp.utah.gov/resources/resources-substance-use/] 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:
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) WONDER Database, a system for disseminating public health data and information.
  • United States Census Bureau data dashboard.
  • Utah healthy Places Index, evidence-based and peer-reviewed tool, supports efforts to prioritize equitable community investments, develop critical programs and policies across the state, and much more.
  • County Health Rankings
  • Kaiser Family Foundation's StateHealthFacts.org
  • Medical literature can be queried at PubMed library.



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