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Figure DRD-2. Proportion of acute drug-related deaths occurring under the age of 25 years in 2003


2003 was taken as reference as it was the year where we have information for most countries. To see the evolution of the proportion of victims under the age of 25 years per country, see graphics in the 2006 statistical bulletin.

For Czech Republic, EMCDDA Selection D was used instead of the national definition. National definition also includes poisoning by psychoactive medicines, which accounts for most cases (156 cases out of 218)


SB2006: Figure DRD-2

See also 'General notes for interpreting data' on the Explanatory notes and help page.


Reitox national reports 2006, taken from National Mortality Registries or Special Registries (forensic or police). Based on ‘National definitions’ as presented in 2006 statistical bulletin, methodological notes on drug-related deaths.

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