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Figure DRD-4. Trends in mean age of acute drug-related deaths in some new Member States of the EU 1990 to 2005

Notes:

The figure presents countries that reported mean age for most years during the reported period. Information based on ’national definitions’ as presented in the methodological notes in the 2007 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) for period 2002-2005, or latest year with available information.

Links:

SB2006: Figure DRD-4

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

Sources:

Reitox national reports 2006, taken from national mortality registries or special registries (forensic or police). Based on ‘National definitions’ as presented in 2007 statistical bulletin, methodological notes on drug-related deaths.

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