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Table DRD-2. Number of drug-induced deaths recorded in EU Member States according to national definitions [see all tables in this series...]

Part (ii) Male drug-induced deaths, 1995 to 2009

Country199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009
Belgium95108974093::::60:::::
Bulgaria171114152238181113213226445633
Czech Republic(1)::::::703148465636333639
Denmark149177189174157175153:::161167148155:
Germany129314471223140115131712153712631231116211151081116612201112
Estonia::361825398131885259:60120
Ireland:::871018281897996126145163164:
Greece16220220921624528530024219923429922619312955
Spain(2)314325272234220215196175229173195174147113:
Spain(3)::::664619567577562577553429462470:
France39533618512594191210185183210239242264291:
Italy108214281072984897931737478454602602492546462440
Cyprus:::::::::1386111011
Latvia1533139342811111115171718
Lithuania71726243239302933332957625662
Luxembourg17136151519159121081820710
Hungary:333923363135:26282323231928
Malta1255457655751075
Netherlands51838894951041127979107898175103114
Austria1411651139494132117114133147148155136134150
Poland111123165139179181184186187143172145137142:
Portugal:::::::::::::8548
Romania:::::010366520313131
Slovenia::10152115202315233031312925
Slovakia:::::::::1910171520:
Finland37626861871097869769695107116120130
Sweden5698116114134161170168146146146136176183:
United Kingdom (DSD)(4)102511421227135015771583173316161398148515451604180820101962
Croatia:::3244485750527779641048058
Turkey::::::::::2545137151140
Norway:168155224180297322231193220176187217210:
Totals46395616501552096289677365795518512055885737551059046226-

Notes:

 A longer time series, dating back to 1985 for reporting countries, is available in the Supplementary tables section of this Statistical bulletin.     

 Absolute numbers from different countries are not directly comparable since differences remain in case definition and recording methods.     

 The national definitions used to report to the EMCDDA and the methods used are described in Drug-related deaths – methods and definitions.     

 National definitions usually refer to acute deaths directly related to drug consumption (‘overdoses’, ‘poisonings’ or ‘drug-induced’). Note that, in a few countries, the figures include also a limited number of cases of deaths indirectly related to drug use (e.g. AIDS, accidents with positive toxicology). See Drug-related deaths — methods and definitions. Note in addition that in some countries, statistics published at national level may differ from those presented here, owing to differences of case definition used at national level.     

 (1) For the Czech Republic, EMCDDA Selection D was used instead of the national definition. National definition includes also poisoning by psychoactive medicines, which accounts for most cases.     

 (2) 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) Data refer to the whole country.     

 (4) United Kingdom (DSD): Figures from the Drug Strategy Definition (DSD) of drug-induced deaths: it is an extract from the ONS definition that includes cases with drugs controlled by the Misuse of Drugs Act of 1971. For details, refer to the Methods and Definitions Summary document in this Statistical bulletin. The DSD definition is relatively similar to the EMCDDA definition for general mortality registries(Selection B).     

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

Sources:

 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.     

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