publication . Article . 2013

Drug Poisoning Deaths according to Ethnicity in Utah

Merrill, Ray M.; Hedin, Riley J.; Fondario, Anna; Sloan, Arielle A.; Hanson, Carl L.;
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  • Published: 01 Dec 2013 Journal: Journal of Addiction, volume 2,013 (issn: 2090-7834, eissn: 2090-7850, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Hindawi Publishing Corporation
Abstract
This study characterizes drug-related deaths according to ethnicity in Utah during 2005–2010, based on data from the Utah Violent Death Reporting System (UTVDRS). Hispanics made up 12.1% (12.5% male and 11.7% female) of deaths. The most frequently identified drugs among decedents were opiates, then illicit drugs, benzodiazepines, over-the-counter medication, and antidepressants. Death rates for each drug were significantly greater in non-Hispanics than Hispanics. Most decedents used a combination of drugs. For each combination, rates were significantly greater for non-Hispanics than Hispanics, with an exception for opiates and illicit drugs combined, where there...
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publication . Article . 2013

Drug Poisoning Deaths according to Ethnicity in Utah

Merrill, Ray M.; Hedin, Riley J.; Fondario, Anna; Sloan, Arielle A.; Hanson, Carl L.;