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Table DRD-1. Summary of characteristics of the deceased in drug-induced deaths according to national definitions [see all tables in this series...]

Part (i) Demographic characteristics, 2009 or last year with available information

CountryYearType of definitionNo of DRD% Male% FemaleMean age% aged under 15% aged under 25% aged 35+% aged 65+
Belgium2004Selection B7481.118.936.20.014.948.65.4
Czech Republic(1)2009Selection D4979.620.431.92.022.434.70.0
Denmark2008Selection B20874.525.542.
Estonia2009Selection B13390.29.829.
Ireland2008Selection D20878.821.
Greece(3)2009Selection D5993.26.8:0.08.539.00.0
France2008Selection B37477.822.
Italy2009Selection D48490.
Cyprus2009Selection D1291.78.333.30.08.341.70.0
Latvia2009Selection B1994.75.328.10.031.615.80.0
Lithuania2009Aprox. Selection B6891.28.832.60.08.832.40.0
Hungary2009Selection D3190.39.732.00.012.935.50.0
Malta2009Selection B683.316.726.
Netherlands2009Selection B13982.
Austria2009Selection D18780.219.831.80.530.535.80.0
Portugal(3)2009Selection D5488.93.7380.01.959.30.0
Romania2009Selection B3296.
Slovenia2009Selection B2889.310.734.00.028.635.70.0
Slovakia2008Selection D2580.
Finland2009Selection B17574.325.738.70.014.347.45.1
Sweden2008Selection B24175.924.141.00.411.259.37.1
United Kingdom (DSD)2009Aprox. Selection B248179.120.938.90.110.759.03.5
Croatia2009Selection B6195.14.933.
Turkey2009Selection D16087.512.534.60.015.644.41.3
Norway2008Selection B26379.820.


 The information refers to the last year for which information on the deceased's characteristics was available. 

 Number of deaths per country per year are presented in Table DRD-2 part (i)

 Type of definition refers to the EMCDDA standard definition; if the national definition matches with the agreed case definition established in the EMCDDA DRD Protocol: Selection B for general mortality registries and Selection D for Special Registries. In some countries equivalence is not total but it is, in practice, relatively similar (see Drug-related deaths — methods and definitions). 

 Figures for EMCDDA standard definitions (Selection B and Selection D) for all countries with available information, see Table DRD-3 and Table DRD-4, and Drug-related deaths — methods and definitions.  

 (1) For the Czech Republic, EMCDDA Selection D was used instead of the national definition. National definition includes also poisoning by psychoactive medicines, which accounts for most cases (176 cases out of 225). 

 (2) From 2008 onwards, the data coverage is national. In previous years, the information was based on six cities (Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Sevilla, Zaragoza and Bilbao). 

 (3) Data still provisional. 

 See Drug-related deaths — methods and definitions.  

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


 Reitox national reports 2010, taken from national mortality registries or Special Registries (forensic or police). Based on ‘National definitions’ as presented in Drug-related deaths — methods and definitions.  

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