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Figure DRD-4. Trends in mean age of drug-induced deaths in some new EU Member States, 1990 to 2008


The figure presents countries that reported mean age for most years during the reported period.

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

Information based on ‘national definitions’ as presented in the Methodological notes in the 2010 Statistical bulletin.

Related links:

Statistical bulletin 2006: Figure DRD-4

Statistical bulletin 2007: Figure DRD-4

Statistical bulletin 2008: Figure DRD-4

Statistical bulletin 2009: Figure DRD-4

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


Reitox national reports 2009, taken from national mortality registries or special registries (forensic or police). Based on ‘national definitions’ as presented in the 2010 Statistical bulletin.

(see the help page for information about formats etc.)

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