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Table DRD-3. Number of acute drug-related deaths recorded in EU Member States, Norway and candidate countries according to EMCDDA standard definition 'Selection B', 1990 to 2005

CountryNational definition1990199119921993199419951996199719981999200020012002200320042005
BelgiumSelection B506364123122132137123
Bulgaria24108981911162128412413152640
Denmark123169166187284214242256243217240240
Germany10771582161913471308122713051088128013371487123911391161
EstoniaSelection B4722314586369857
IrelandSelection B7915201936447882122113939096
Spain942923609604536579480
France271316413430451445377204184193138155133
Italy13271460131996710331231136910971068950851698530
LatviaSelection B15332423635121414
LithuaniaApprox Selection B923343237453533403832
Luxembourg221421161210512
Hungary2319
MaltaSelection B361912555678568
NetherlandsSelection B708075758770108108110115131144103104127122
Austria(1)11913516715384192185196
Portugal314995901341321149287605276342318
RomaniaSelection B123746
SloveniaSelection B383240
Finland(2)Selection B107988411913411097101135126
Sweden(3)Selection B626266838670122133138153191162160152
United Kingdom(4)Approx Selection B137014281640178019451831180714191646
Norway(5)Approx Selection B204194282256374405307223231
Totals304238033846333235413586553659056330618466135481524842073076-

Notes:

 See: Drug-related deaths – methods and definitions , the EMCDDA definitions.                

 Absolute numbers from different countries are not directly comparable since differences remain in quality of recording methods.               

 (1) Data for Austria is under review.               

 (2) From 2002, the full Selection B has been used.               

 (3) T40.4 code (other synthetic narcotics, which includes mainly dextropropoxyphene) is not included in the Swedish extraction.               

 (4) Here data for full Selection B is presented. The national 'Drug Strategy Definition' is similar to Selection B, but excludes cases with only dextropropoxyphene, dihydrocodeine and codeine.                

 (5) Selection B is approximate to the national definition, which does not include 'intentional poisoning' (ICD - 10 codes: X61, X62).               

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

Sources:

 Reitox national reports 2006, taken from national mortality registries.               

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