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Figure DRD-7. Mortality due to drug-induced deaths among all adults (15 to 64 years) in European countries [see all figures in this series...]

Part (i) Mortality rates per million among all adults (15 to 64 years) due to drug-related deaths


It is important to underline that simple comparisons of population rates should be made with caution since there are still differences in case definitions in a few countries and quality of reporting may differ across them.

The calculations of population mortality rates are based on 2006 population sizes as reported by Eurostat.

For Czech Republic, EMCDDA Selection D was used instead of the national definition. For Romania, data refer only to Bucharest and several counties in the competence area of the Toxicology laboratory from Bucharest.

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.

"n" refers to the total number of deaths.

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Statistical bulletin 2008: Figure DRD-7 part (i)

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 ‘Drug-related deaths — methods and definitions’.

Populations and total numbers of death for the EU countries are extracted from Eurostat, for the last year available.

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Page last updated: Monday, 31 August 2009