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Table DRD-4. Number of acute drug-related deaths recorded in EU Member States (25 members and candidates) according to EMCDDA standard definition 'Selection D', 1990 to 2005

CountryNational definition1990199119921993199419951996199719981999200020012002200320042005
Czech Republic(1)6179808444557062
Bulgaria7933563636
Denmark201198198211202
GreeceSelection D66797978146176222232245265304321259217250284
Spain(2)Approx Selection D278181222235287304311246233232240224229274212
France(3)Approx Selection D3511841138598101827958
ItalySelection D116113831217888867119515661160108110021016825520517600603
CyprusSelection D149
Latvia525154
Lithuania2323231931
Luxembourg11171715292217916172618111413
HungarySelection D524731423840323328
Malta381923564585577
AustriaSelection D4371129156173170191136109128167139139163185191
Portugal82121156115143198232235337369318280156
SlovakiaSelection D2317
Finland18252313233031425187966066677472
Norway132184177270220327338210172223184
Totals165918801851150116772229316024732553255327902792202518802009-

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) National definition includes also poisoning by psychoactive medicines, which accounts for most cases (156 cases out of 218).               

 (2) National definition includes also poisoning by psychoactive medicines. 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) National definition includes also poisoning by psychoactive medicines but this accounts only for 11 cases in 2004.               

Sources:

 Reitox national reports 2006, taken from national special registries (forensic or police).               

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