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Table DRD-3. Number of drug-induced deaths recorded in EU Member States and Norway according to EMCDDA standard definition 'Selection B', 1995 to 2007

Country1995199619971998199920002001200220032004200520062007
Belgium132137123::::::::::
Bulgaria19111621284124131526402952
Czech Republic:::::::::::::
Denmark214242256243217240221:::207227:
Germany122713051088128013371487123911391161110412231169:
Estonia::472231458636985768:
Ireland36447882122113939096112:::
Greece:::::::::::::
Spain:::::::::::::
France465393228143118247272242231267301305:
Italy1231136910971068950851698530:::::
Cyprus:::::::::::::
Latvia:153324236351214141721
Lithuania9233432374535334038326376
Luxembourg:::221421161210512118
Hungary:::::::::23193638
Malta125556785687:
Netherlands7010810811011513114410310412712211299
Austria:::11913516715384192185196202186
Poland(1):::::::::::::
Portugal132114928760527634231898:
Romania::::::1237762132
Slovenia:::::::31233736::
Slovakia:::::::::::::
Finland(2):107988411913411097101135126138143
Sweden(3)70122133138153191162160152135168157:
United Kingdom(4):11521264145616361714201118571590170918121785:
Croatia473336344851645257888472115
Turkey:::::::::::::
Norway(5):204194282256374405307255303234251:

Notes:

 : indicates data not available 

 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 include all cases with post mortem analysis positive for any drug of abuse, which is likely to produce an overestimate compared to selection D.   

 (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 2008, taken from national mortality registries.   

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