Figure DRD-1 Proportion of acute drug-related deaths that show presence of opiates in the period 2002 to 2004


2002-2004 or last year with available information.

In some countries, the ‘National definitions’ of drug-related death include a limited number of cases of deaths indirectly related to drug use. See Methodological notes in 2006 Statistical Bulletin.

(1) In Czech Republic, the 'national definition' includes 71 % of cases due to psychoactive medicines.

Although all cases are included in 'N', in some countries not all cases have information on toxicology. The proportions have been computed as valid percentages (see Table DRD-1).

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


Reitox national reports 2005, taken from national mortality registries or special registries (forensic or police). Based on national definitions as presented in 2006 statistical bulletin, methodological notes for drug-related deaths.

See Table DRD-1.

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