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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 (iii) Female drug-induced deaths, 1995 to 2009

Country199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009
Belgium372926820::::14:::::
Bulgaria2:26636225838185
Czech Republic(1)::::::1413711663810
Denmark65656769606568:::46606353:
Germany254238250258294318289237231204201206203191199
Estonia::11466551059:713
Ireland:::1714312838303247434145:
Greece1420232920192117182126271354
Spain(2)5756483738384426453942442621:
Spain(3)::::9786999081102112895770:
France7057431824566257485762636983:
Italy113138889610585884263515159605544
Cyprus:::::::::111111
Latvia::::13271332371
Lithuania2688565475251046
Luxembourg543127322301734
Hungary:1988675:6652283
Malta::::11020112111
Netherlands192520162027322425203331242625
Austria292623153435222530384342393537
Poland6456889611312911013890881189677102:
Portugal:::::::::::::72
Romania:::::0201111121
Slovenia::34241372681173
Slovakia:::::::::47325:
Finland144530233225322825393131274945
Sweden1424172423333435422440365658:
United Kingdom (DSD)(4)316298325376369335432418390392435432423559519
Croatia:::24372511581173
Turkey::::::::::1610820
Norway:27305057637660628358645853:
Totals10181077105511231309134414371247117312171348132212591462-

Notes:

 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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