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Table DRD-5. Mortality due to drug-induced deaths in EU, Croatia, Turkey and Norway, in all adults and adults aged 15–39 years (total and males)

Part (i) Population mortality rates, 2011 or last year with available information

CountryYearNumber of DRD: 2011 or last year availablePopulation mortality rates (DRD/million population)
TotalAged 15–64Aged 15–39Males aged 15–39Entire populationAged 15–64Aged 15–39Males aged 15–3995 % C.I. for entire population rate95 % C.I. for 15–64 aged population rate
Belgium2008146142867813.319.624.644.1[11.2 - 15.5][16.4 - 22.9]
Bulgaria2011252422203.44.89.015.9[2.1 - 4.8][2.9 - 6.7]
Czech Republic(1)2011282821162.73.85.68.3[1.7 - 3.7][2.5 - 5.3]
Denmark2010204181756536.749.843.274.0[31.7 - 41.8][42.6 - 57.1]
Germany201198696657349212.117.924.040.5[11.4 - 12.9][16.8 - 19.1]
Estonia201112312311710291.8135.7249.1429.3[75.6 - 108][111.8 - 159.7]
Ireland20101641591179935.951.868.5116.6[30.4 - 41.4][43.8 - 59.9]
Greece2011119:::10.5:::[8.7 - 12.5]:
Spain20103933921961648.512.512.320.1[7.7 - 9.4][11.3 - 13.8]
France20103923312131866.07.910.418.2[5.5 - 6.7][7.1 - 8.8]
Italy20113623622091836.09.111.419.7[5.4 - 6.6][8.2 - 10.1]
Cyprus(2)201110108711.516.329.247.6[4.3 - 18.8][6.1 - 26.7]
Latvia201111111085.37.914.222.5[2.2 - 8.5][3.3 - 12.6]
Lithuania20114543373214.720.936.262.3[10.5 - 19.1][14.7 - 27.3]
Luxembourg2011664211.717.123.022.7[2.4 - 21.2][3.5 - 30.8]
Hungary2011141412111.42.03.46.1[0.7 - 2.2][1 - 3.2]
Malta(2)2011555412.017.331.652.4[1.5 - 22.5][2.2 - 32.5]
Netherlands201110310145356.29.18.713.4[5 - 7.4][7.3 - 10.9]
Austria201120120114611623.935.354.285.5[20.7 - 27.3][30.5 - 40.3]
Poland20102612321431086.88.49.914.7[6 - 7.6][7.4 - 9.6]
Portugal(3)2011191910101.82.72.95.9[1 - 2.7][1.5 - 4]
Romania2011151513110.71.01.62.7[0.4 - 1.1][0.5 - 1.6]
Slovenia20112424191511.716.927.842.0[7.1 - 16.4][10.2 - 23.7]
Slovakia2011161511103.03.95.39.4[1.6 - 4.5][2 - 5.9]
Finland201119718913010836.653.378.4127.0[31.6 - 41.8][45.7 - 60.9]
Sweden20112392171189125.435.538.758.3[22.2 - 28.7][30.8 - 40.3]
United Kingdom (DSD)201122502153119494036.052.358.089.9[34.6 - 37.5][50.1 - 54.5]
Croatia20115959413313.419.828.444.9[10 - 16.8][14.8 - 25]
Turkey20111049375721.41.92.44.6[1.2 - 1.7][1.5 - 2.3]
Norway20102482381239050.473.175.4107.9[44.2 - 56.7][63.9 - 82.4]
EU totals6665626036973036::::::
EU average::::13.018.322.235.9[12.8 - 13.4][17.9 - 18.8]
 

Notes:

It is important to underline that comparisons of population rates should be made with extreme caution since there are still some differences in case definitions and quality of reporting may differ.

The calculations of population mortality rates are based on 2011 population sizes as reported by Eurostat.

Confidence intervals for the entire population are approximate, based on assuming a simple Poisson distribution for the number of deaths within each country. These intervals are likely to be an underestimate of the true 95 % C.I. width.

(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 (162 cases out of 190).

(2) 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.

(3) Data for 2011 still provisional.

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

Sources:

Reitox national reports 2012, 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.

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