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Figure DRD-2. Proportion of drug-induced deaths occurring under the age of 25 years for the most recent year reported


For Czech Republic, EMCDDA Selection D was used instead of the national definition. National definition also includes poisoning by psychoactive medicines, which accounts for most cases.

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.

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Statistical bulletin 2006: Figure DRD-2

Statistical bulletin 2007: Figure DRD-2

Statistical bulletin 2008: Figure DRD-2

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


Reitox national reports 2008, taken from national mortality registries or special registries (forensic or police). Based on ‘national definitions’ as presented in Statistical bulletin 2009, Methodological notes on drug-related deaths.

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Page last updated: Monday, 31 August 2009