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[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Questions - Mortality rates [18683/20] [Alcohol]. (28 Jul 2020)

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Question: 1016. Deputy Mairéad Farrell asked the Minister for Health the number of deaths from alcohol, drug overdose and suicide in each of the years from 2008 to 2019, in tabular form. [18683/20]

Minister of State at the Department of Health - The data requested are presented in the table. Deaths from alcohol, drug overdose and suicide in each of the years 2008 to 2019

Year

All Overdose deaths

Alcohol Overdose deaths (as a Subset of overall Overdose deaths)

Suicide

2008

387

157

530

2009

371

143

579

2010

339

151

523

2011

377

142

577

2012

356

129

578

2013

401

143

546

2014

370

121

566

2015

370

113

483

2016

368

138

506

2017

376

125

383

2018

352

2019

421

Data recorded in this table reflects total overdose deaths in the first column and deaths where alcohol was one, or the only drug implicated in the death as a subset of the total figure in the second column. This is due to the fact that individual cases may have more than one substance implicated.

 

References

Alcohol and Drug overdose information comes from the Health Research Board – National Drug Related Death Index https://www.hrb.ie/fileadmin/2._Plugin_related_files/Publications/2019_Publication_files/2019_HIE/NDRDI/2008-2017/National_Drug-Related_Deaths_Index_2008_to_2017_data.pdf.

Information on Drug and alcohol related poisoning is only published up to 2017. Due to the current circumstances NDRDI staff were unable to access coronial files to complete data collection on 2018 deaths since early March. They aim to return to data collection in the Dublin Coroner’s office by the end of this month with the plan to have 2018 data published by the end of this year or early next year depending on data collection access. 

Suicide information has come from the National Office for Suicide Preventions’ briefing on CSO Suicide figures, and from the CSO website https://www.cso.ie/en/statistics/birthsdeathsandmarriages/suicidestatistics/.

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