Drug Deaths in England and Wales There were 2,747 drug poisoning deaths in England in 2010, of which 1,784 were as a result of drug misuse. 60 young people under the age of 20 years died as a result of drug poisoning, 35 of which were attributed to drug misuse.
Number of deaths from drug-related poisoning anddrug misuse in England and Wales
Number of deaths from drug-relatedpoisoning by age in England and Wales
Proportions of drug poisonings in 2000 and 2010amongst under 20 year olds in England and Wales bysex2000 2010
Drug Deaths in Scotland There were 485 drug-related deaths registered in Scotland in 2010 This was the third-highest number ever recorded, 30 (7 per cent) more than in 2007 and 193 (66 per cent) more than in 2000. The number of drug-related deaths has risen in six of the past ten years. Most drug-related deaths were of people who took more than one drug. 65 people aged under 25 died.
Drug-related deaths per 1,000 population,Scotland, 2000 to 2010
Drug-related deaths amongst under 25 yearolds in Scotland by selected drugs reportedMore than one drug may be reported per death. These are mentions of eachdrug, and should not be added to give total deaths. They include all drugs foundpresent in the body including those which the pathologist did not consider tohave had any direct contribution to the death.
The data in this presentation comes from Drug-related deaths and mortality http://www.emcdda.europa.eu/stats11/drdtab2a Deaths related to drug poisoning in England and Wales, 2010 http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/subnational- health3/deaths-related-to-drug-poisoning/2010/stb- deaths-related-to-drug-poisoning-2010.html Drug Related Deaths in Scotland in 2010 http://www.gro-scotland.gov.uk/statistics/theme/vital- events/deaths/drug-related/2010/index.html
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