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It is important to underline that simple comparisons of population rates should be made with caution since there are still differences in case definitions in a few countries and quality of reporting may differ across them.

The calculations of population mortality rates are based on 2009 population sizes as reported by Eurostat.

For Czech Republic, EMCDDA Selection D was used instead of the national definition.

Due to the low number of drug-induced deaths in a year, three-year (Cyprus and Malta) averages were used. The results have been rounded to the nearest integral.

"n" refers to the total number of deaths.

Related links:

Statistical bulletin 2008: Figure DRD-7 part (i)

Statistical bulletin 2009: Figure DRD-7 part (i)

Statistical bulletin 2010: Figure DRD-7 part (i)

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


Reitox national reports 2010, taken from national mortality registries or special registries (forensic or police). Based on ‘national definitions’ as presented in 'Drug-related deaths — methods and definitions'.

Populations and total numbers of death for the EU countries are extracted from Eurostat, for the last year available.

(see the help page for information about formats etc.)

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