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Table DRD-2. Number of acute drug-related deaths recorded in EU Member States (25 members and candidates) according to national definitions [see all tables in this series...]

Part (ii) Male drug-related deaths, 1990 to 2005

Country1990199119921993199419951996199719981999200020012002200320042005
Belgium38445084929510897
Bulgaria2096971711141522381811132132
Czech Republic79849111065133156133
Denmark153162166227226222227211201197211216197211234
Germany1227177017501419134612931447122314011513171215371263123111621115
Estonia3618253981318852
Ireland69121818313666619985686968
Greece59747070135162202209216245285300242199231260
Spain(1)377483468376315314325272234220215196175229173
France28833941336347339533618512594999676755642
Italy104112471117781806108214281072984897931737478454553555
Cyprus138
Latvia15331393428111111
Lithuania717262432393029333329
Luxembourg9161412241713615151915912108
Hungary333923363135262823
Malta361912554576557
Netherlands60706060675183889495104112797910789
Austria37601081341481411651139494132117114133147148
Poland99141126133124111123165139179181184186187143
Portugal7313489124177214101298333280253135141140198
Romania(2)103645
Slovenia145536111217221621312331
Slovakia1910
Finland353017172737626861871097869769695
Sweden55525566735698116114130160140136120
United Kingdom (ONS)(3)132314001561160518091940214622412274242024432404225819602127
Norway168155224180297302231159163
Totals474859046134540858276159725165086717705175337054599056015728-

Notes:

 A longer time series, dating back to 1985 for reporting countries, is available in the Supplementary tables section of this statistical bulletin.       

 Absolute numbers from different countries are not directly comparable since differences remain in case definition and recording methods.       

 The national definitions used to report to the EMCDDA and the methods used are described in Drug-related deaths – methods and definitions .       

 National definitions usually refer to acute deaths directly related to drug consumption ('overdoses', 'poisonings' or 'drug-induced'). Note that, in a few countries, the figures include also a limited number of cases of deaths indirectly related to drug use (e.g. AIDS, accidents with positive toxicology). See Drug-related deaths – methods and definitions . Note in addition that in some countries, statistics published at national level may differ from those presented here owing to differences of case definition used at national level.       

 (1) Data refer to the six major cities: Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Zaragoza, Sevilla and Bilbao. Between 1997 and 2000 data for Sevilla are not included. In 2003 and 2004 data for Zaragoza are not included.       

 (2) Data refer only to Bucharest.       

 (3) United Kingdom (ONS): Definition used by Office for National Statistics (ONS) as data allow completion of the whole series.       

 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 Drug-related deaths – methods and definitions .       

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