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Health Research Board. (2013) Drug-related deaths and deaths among drug users in Ireland: 2010 figures from the National Drug-Related Deaths Index. Dublin: Health Research Board.

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This update presents figures from the National Drug-Related Deaths Index (NDRDI) on deaths due to poisoning by alcohol and/or other drugs, and deaths among drug users, in the period 2004–2010.

Overview:
• In the seven-year period 2004–2010 a total of 3,972 deaths by drug poisoning and deaths among drug users met the criteria for inclusion in the NDRDI database. Of these deaths, 2,364 were due to poisoning and 1,608 were deaths among drug users (non-poisoning) (Table 1).
• The annual number of deaths in 2010 decreased to 575, compared to 652 in 2009. The 2010 figure is likely to be revised when new data become available (Table 1).


Date:January 2013
Pages:11 p.
Publisher:Health Research Board
Corporate Creators:Health Research Board
Place of Publication:Dublin
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Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
Subjects:VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland
G Health and disease > Substance use disorder > Drug use > Drug intoxication > Poisoning (overdose)
P Demography, epidemiology, and history > Population dynamics > Substance related mortality / death
R Research > Type of research study > Empirical study > Quantitative study (statistical data)
A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Effects and consequences

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