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Figure DRD-7. Proportional change in acute drug-related deaths in the EU Member States [see all figures in this series...]

Part (ii) Changes between 2003 and 2004/5


* Countries where 2004 data were used.

In Sweden and Ireland, proportional changes are not presented because the latest year available was 2003. In Cyprus and Slovakia, the first year with available data is 2004.

Number of cases per country per year are presented in Table DRD-2.

In some countries, the ‘National definitions’ include a limited number of cases of deaths indirectly related to drug use. See Methodological notes in statistical bulletin.


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


Reitox national reports 2006, taken from General Mortality Registries or Special Registries (forensic or police). Based on national definitions as presented in methods and definitions for DRD 'Definitions of acute drug-related deaths in EU Member States', as used in the EMCDDA Annual Report and reported in Reitox national reports.

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