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Table PDU-1. Estimates of prevalence of problem drug use at national level: summary table, 2006–11, rate per 1 000 aged 15–64

Part (ii) Injecting drug use

CountryNotesYearCentral rate/1000 ages 15–64Lower and Upper rates/1000 ages 15-64 [1]Estimated Number of usersLower and upper bound of prevalence estimates [1]Target population [1]Estimation methods [1]Data sources [1]Remarks: Reference
Belgium120113.42.5-4.82481018286-36896IDUHMDRID;OSEver IDUs. 4;5
Bulgaria:::::::::
Czech Republic120115.35.1-5.53860037300-39850IDUTMLTS;OSCurrent IDUs (EMCDDAs definition, with the excetion that cocaine is not included in Czech definition) because cocaine use prevalence is very low and almost not measurable7
Denmark120063.62.8-4.71275410066-16821IDUCRTR ; DRD:7
Germany:::::::::
Estonia:::::::::
Ireland:::::::::
Greece120111.00.9-1.378476904-9951IDUCRTR The entire population recorded by the TDI, subject to tha age being 15-64 years, who have injected in the last month indeendently of substance3
Spain120100.230.2-0.273937098-7886IDUTMCurrent IDU’s (injected at least once within 12 months for non medical purposes). IDU’s population is basically made of heroin/opioid users but data on TDI injection is including injection of any drug (again mainly heroin/opioid but a small proportion of other drugs injectors is included)3
France:::::::
Italy:::::::::
Cyprus120110.40.3-0.5231192-301IDUTPTRCurrent opioid and stimulant injectors.8
Latvia:::::::::
Lithuania:::::::::
Luxembourg120095.684.5-6.919071524-2301IDUOTDRID ;OTSCurrent IDUs5
Hungary22008-090.8n.a.5699n.a.IDUCMLTS ; TRThose who injected at least once within the two year covered by the study.4
Malta:::::::
Netherlands120080.220.21-0.2223902336-2444IDUTMTRInjectors among POU. :
Austria:::::::::
Poland:::::::::
Portugal:::::::::
Romania:::::::::
Slovenia:::::::::
Slovakia120064.93.5-8.91884113732-34343IDUTMTR:5
Finland:::::::::
Sweden:::::::::
United Kingdom12004-103.33.1-3.5133112126852-143278IDUCMTR ; DRD ; CJOpioid & stimulant users (Includes benzodiazepine use in Scotland). Current Injectors.24; 26; 28; 29
Croatia120110.50.4-0.614311184-1833IDUMMTROpioid. IDU is defined as Injected at least once in a specified period (e.g in the last 12 months, in lifetime) for non-medical reasons)2
Turkey:::::::::::
Norway320103.02.5-3.697308299-11757IDUMMDRDHeavy drug users injecting at least once during the calendar year.2
 

Notes

n.a. = not available.

1 - Interval is a 95 % confidence interval.

2 - Confidence Interval not available.

3 - Interval is based on a sensitivity analysis.

IDU = Injecting drug use.

PDU = Problem Drug Use

POU = Problem Opioid Use

CR = Capture Recapture

CM = Combined method

TM = Treatment Multiplier

TP = Truncated Poisson

OT = Other

HM = HIV Multiplier

MM = Mortality Multiplier

MI = Multivariate Indicator Method

TR = Treatment data.

GPS = General population surveys.

DRD = Drug related deaths.

OS = Other surveys.

SS = Social services.

LTS = Low-threshold programmes.

CJ - Criminal justice data.

HO = Hospitals.

OST = Opioid substitution treatment registry.

OTS = Other Source

DRID = Infectious Diseases Registries

For further details on methods and data sources/comments see Table PDU-103 and Table PDU-104.

See also ‘General notes for interpreting data’ on the Explanatory notes and help page

Sources

For bibliographic references see Table PDU-0.

2013 REITOX National Reports - Fonte PDU template

Sources:

For bibliographic references see Table PDU-0

2013 REITOX National Reports - Fonte PDU template

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