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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 2008

Country19951996199719981999200020012002200320042005200620072008
Belgium132137123:::::::::::
Bulgaria1911162128412413152640295274
Czech Republic::::::::::::::
Denmark214242256243217240221:::207227211:
Germany1227130510881280133714871239113911611104122311691284:
Estonia::472231458636985768:67
Ireland36447882122113939096112::::
Greece::::::::::::::
Spain::::609604:536579480316218217:
France465393228143118247272242231267301305333:
Italy1231136910971068950851698530::::::
Cyprus::::::::::::::
Latvia:15332423635121414172124
Lithuania923343237453533403832:7661
Luxembourg:::2214211612105121187
Hungary:::::::::2319363830
Malta12555678568:::
Netherlands7010810811011513114410310412712211299129
Austria:::11913516715384192185196202186221
Poland::::::::::::::
Portugal(1)::::::::::::::
Romania:::::::3776213233
Slovenia::131923192126222536394236
Slovakia::::::::::::::
Finland(2):107988411913411097101135126138143169
Sweden(3)70122133138157194204203188170186172232:
United Kingdom(4):1152126414561644170719951863159516911812180019722231
Croatia47333634485164525788847211587
Turkey::::::::::::::
Norway:204194282256374405307255303234251275:

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 has not been included this year due to major discrepancies existing in previous years between figures from the General Mortality Register and the Special Register (reporting all cases with a positive toxicology, not only Selection D). Ongoing work is conducted by Portugal to harmonise data reporting with EMCDDA Selection D, and to make data available in next reporting year.     

 (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.      

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

Sources:

 Reitox national reports 2009, taken from national mortality registries.     

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