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Rate of drug overdose deaths, per 100,000 Utahns

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Measure Definition

This measure reflects the number of Utahns who die from drug poisoning per 100,000 Utah population.

These include unintentional, intentional, and undetermined drug poisoning.

Drug poisoning deaths are a subset of all poisoning deaths, where drug is defined as "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 are age-adjusted to the 2000 U.S. standard population.

Data source: Utah Death Certificate Database, Office of Vital Records and Statistics, Utah Department of Health and Human Services

Story Behind the Curve

Utah drug death rates were significantly higher than national averages from 1999 to 2016. However, for the past 10 years, national rates have been going up while Utah rates have been more stable. Starting in 2019, Utah drug overdose death rates have been significantly lower than the national rate. The national rate has continued to rise while Utah has remained stable.

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