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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 (iv) Total drug-induced deaths under the age of 25 years, 1995 to 2009

Country199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009
Belgium4237341023::::11:::::
Bulgaria42591826166311211022178
Czech Republic(1)::::::39151915201012911
Denmark::::::::::11201423:
Germany110971151141391249089251196157162140111107
Estonia::101315265716482630:1426
Ireland:::4145412234313649425340:
Greece(2)9711212614516911911096131194146104105595
Spain(3)463034312820171441201099:
Spain(4)::::91988768565146384141:
France:::::333037433744324341:
Italy2242701991361241321015960796050575749
Cyprus:::::::::434411
Latvia:011162323192257556
Lithuania04601216109161091315116
Luxembourg562138340135424
Hungary:141921211717:121153374
Malta012232112113321
Netherlands:6613916145671711777
Austria646950403852413857807691706757
Poland::535448766075654956403647:
Portugal:::::::::::::41
Romania::::::636551312159
Slovenia::7129981098107588
Slovakia:::::::::118463:
Finland121513203949282326242236283225
Sweden510121423373737263225233627:
United Kingdom (DSD)(5)330337422407411360391410321306249263304319265
Croatia:::13182026181822101425185
Turkey::::::::::18282025
Norway:17162729527138313940353828:
Totals89399710891067128313051231113311891268111410561063997-

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 from Greece refers to deaths under the age of 31. Only for years 2000–02 and 2009 these numbers refer to deaths under the age of 25 years old.       

 (3) 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.       

 (4) Data refer to the whole country.       

 (5) 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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