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Drug-related deaths and deaths among drug users in Ireland: 2008 figures from the National Drug-Related Deaths Index

Creator:

Health Research Board. Alcohol and Drug Research Unit

Type: Report
Region: Republic of Ireland
Northern Ireland
Description:

This paper presents new NDRDI figures on drug-related deaths and deaths among drug users in 2008, and updates previously published figures for the years 1998â?"2007. Overview â?¢ In the 11-year period 1998â?"2008 a total of 4,064 drug related deaths and deaths among drug users met the criteria for inclusion in the NDRDI database. Of these deaths, 2,434 were due to poisoning and 1,630 were due to traumatic or medical causes (non-poisoning) (Table 1). â?¢ In 1998, almost three-quarters (74%) of drug-related deaths recorded in the NDRDI were poisonings. The percentage of such deaths decreased over the reporting period, with 56% of deaths in 2008 due to poisoning and 44% to other causes (non-poisoning). â?¢ The annual number of deaths in 2008 fell slightly to 524, compared to 535 in 2007. The 2008 figure is likely to be revised upwards when new data becomes available (Table 1).

Date:

01/01/2011

Rights: Public
Suggested citation:

Health Research Board. Alcohol and Drug Research Unit. (2011) Drug-related deaths and deaths among drug users in Ireland: 2008 figures from the National Drug-Related Deaths Index [Online]. Available from: http://www.thehealthwell.info/node/70405 [Accessed: 19th February 2018].

  

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