Violence and Injury Data

Prescription Drug Overdoses Data

Number of Opioid Deaths by Age Group and Rate of Opioid Deaths Ages 18+

per 100,000 Population, Utah, 1999-2016

Year Ages 18-24 Ages 25-34 Ages 35-44 Ages 45-54 Ages 55+ Total Ages 18+ Overall Opioid Rate Ages 18+  95% CI
2000 15 41 55 26 * * 9.1 (7.7-10.8)
2001 15 29 51 46 13 154 9.9 (8.4-11.6)
2002 17 53 68 48 11 197 12.4 (10.7-14.2)
2003 38 62 80 61 12 253 15.6 (13.8-17.7)
2004 46 71 74 64 24 279 16.9 (15.0-19.0)
2005 53 81 87 85 29 335 19.8 (17.8-22.1)
2006 61 84 85 94 32 356 20.5 18.4-22.8)
2007 56 104 100 96 40 396 22.2 (20.1-24.5)
2008 45 107 70 109 37 368 20.2 (18.1-22.3)
2009 42 101 85 85 36 349 18.7 (16.8-20.8)
2010 48 91 67 66 31 303 15.9 (14.2-17.8)
2011 46 80 83 69 33 311 16.1 (14.3-18.0)
2012 36 97 79 89 51 352 17.9 (16.1-19.9)
2013 53 110 78 80 59 380 18.9 (17.1-21.0)
2014 32 114 108 86 64 404 19.8 (17.9-21.8)
2015 39 101 99 78 91 409 19.6 (17.7-21.6)
Preliminary 2016 40 109 114 75 70 408 -- --
Pending 2016 5 22 30 27 44 128 -- --
Preliminary 2017 YTD 16 44 26 23 30 139 -- --
Pending 2017 YTD 21 66 60 60 97 304 -- --

Data Notes: *Data Notes: *Data is suppressed due to counts less than five or the total can be used to calculate a cell with counts less than five. Rate is per 100,000 population. Undetermined and Unintentional opioid deaths only. Pending totals represent all cases where the cause of death is yet to be determined for the age group specified.

Data Sources: Utah Death Certificate Database, Utah Medical Examiner Database, US Census Bureau.

Last Update: August 17, 2017.

Questions: Email vipp@utah.gov