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Figure DRD-10. Mean age of acute drug-related deaths in EU countries, last year with available data


The figure represents data from countries that reported mean age of victims in most recent years.

Information based on ‘national definitions’ as presented in Table DRD-6.

The countries are ordered according to overall average age at death. Note that the mean ages of deaths are based on less than 20 deaths for Cyprus, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Romania and Slovakia. France and Greece did not provide information concerning mean age.

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.


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).

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