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Figure DRD-11. Indexed time series of patterns of acute drug-related death in different countries (according to general temporal patterns of evolution) and in the EU as a whole [see all figures in this series...]

Part (ii) Index in some Member States, 1985 to 2005


Ten countries provided information for 2005 and six did not. The trends for those countries that provided information can be seen in the figures with trends by country. Belgium provided data for the years 1987 to 1997, therefore it is not included in the series.

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 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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