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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 (iv) Total drug-related deaths under the age of 25 years, 1990 to 2005

Country1990199119921993199419951996199719981999200020012002200320042005
Belgium1518233428423734
Bulgaria111214259182616631121
Czech Republic4119302534
Denmark231119202925
Germany8713012610289110971151141391249089251196157
Estonia1013152557164726
Ireland53367141637323736132020
Greece(1)36464853799711212614516911911096131148170
Spain(2)12314711580664630343128201714148
France25172926401924
Italy33440232220620322427019913612413210159607155
Cyprus43
Latvia01116232319265
Lithuania04601216101116109
Luxembourg2669956223914013
Hungary14192121171712115
Malta230301223211211
Netherlands66139161456717
Austria15215583746469504038524138578076
Poland5354487660756549
Portugal3836493013211412
Romania(3)63635
Slovenia0043236713109614912
Slovakia118
Finland765371215132039492823262422
Sweden84471351012142138292819
United Kingdom (ONS)(4)393405432477552542620623598568516547508372373
Norway171627295269382826
Totals102611911147106511331168133213611335139814481332119912051191-

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 from Greece refers to deaths under the age of 31. Only for years 2000-2002 these numbers refer to deaths under the age of 25 years old.       

 (2) 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.       

 (3) Data refers only to Bucharest.       

 (4) 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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