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Figure DRD-8. Indexed long term trend in acute drug-related deaths in the EU (old Member States and Norway), 1985 to 2005


The new Member States are not included in this graphic due to the lack of retrospective data in most of them (before 1996), which would make the trends difficult to interpret.

Index: 1985=100%.

A few countries did not provide data for some years (see Table DRD-2). To correct this situation, the computation method defined in the report 'European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (2001) was used. Coordination of the implementation of EMCDDA standard guidelines on drug-related deaths in the EU Member States, and the collection and analysis of information on drug-related deaths. Project CT.99.RTX.04, coordinated by the Trimbos Institute, Lisbon, EMCDDA.

Ten countries provided information for 2005 and six did not. Therefore, the figure for 2005 is provisional, based in comparing 2004 and 2005 only for those countries with data for both years. The trends for those countries that provided information can be seen in the figures with trends by country. Number of cases per country per year are presented in Table DRD-2.


SB2006: Figure DRD-8

See also '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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