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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 (iii) Female drug-related deaths, 1990 to 2005

Country1990199119921993199419951996199719981999200020012002200320042005
Belgium1219143930372926
Bulgaria4120120266362258
Czech Republic3851545750898585
Denmark354644444846514038504736486441
Germany264329332298264254238250258294318289237231204201
Estonia1146655105
Ireland103215812212328252128
Greece7598111420232920192117181924
Spain(1)677068455257564837383844264539
France62728691917057431824201121141315
Italy120136100107611131388896105858842634748
Cyprus11
Latvia0001327133
Lithuania26885654752
Luxembourg2133554312732230
Hungary1988675665
Malta000000001102011
Netherlands10101515201925201620273224252033
Austria6112122252926231534352225303843
Poland5672737861645688961131291101389088
Portugal9211118191883936382721111621
Romania(2)20101
Slovenia011001234251789
Slovakia47
Finland6410981445302332253228253931
Sweden710111713142417242331222432
United Kingdom (ONS)(3)10339741067104910521095107511031137106510741080102510091034
Norway273050576366604557
Totals166617501882183817571862191918851965200020722003182418351810-

Notes:

 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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