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Figure DRD-12. Changes in numbers of drug-induced deaths in the EU Member States [see all figures in this series...]

Part (ii) Changes between 2003 and 2005


In Cyprus and Slovakia, the first year with available data is 2004.

For Portugal, data include all cases with post mortem analysis positive for any drug of abuse, which is likely to produce an overestimate compared to selection D.

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 the Statistical bulletin.

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Statistical bulletin 2007: Figure DRD-12 part (ii)

Statistical bulletin 2008: Figure DRD-12 part (ii)

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


Reitox national reports 2008, 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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