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Table HSR-4. Total number of pharmacy-based needle and syringe programmes and number of syringes exchanged or distributed 2002-2005

CountryRegion2002 pharmacy NSPs2002 syringesRef.2003 pharmacy NSPs2003 syringesRef.2004 pharmacy NSPs2004 syringesRef.2005 pharmacy NSPs2005 syringesRef.
BelgiumFlemish community140257,980
BelgiumFrench community(1)28,0002914,3002910,100297,8002
United KingdomEngland21,639
United KingdomNorthern Ireland867,51612982,7312, 12986,05610985,80112
United KingdomScotland1111,471,350813421161,746,4212
United KingdomWales1721,441,171816211


 Data for the United Kingdom (N. Ireland, Scotland and Wales) refer to the fiscal year (April 1 to March 31) and are reported under the earlier calendar year. 

 Where data were not available, the table entry is left empty. 

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

 (1) Data on number of syringes in 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005 for Belgium (French community) are estimates. 

 (2) Data on number of syringes in 200 and 2003 for France are estimates. 

 (3) Data on number of syringes in 2002 for Portugal are estimates. 


 Standard tables on 'Syringe availability' (ST 10), submitted by NFPs. 

 See references in Table HSR-0

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