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Bargagli, Anna Maria and Schifano, Patrizia and Buster, Marcel and Brugal4, Teresa and Vicente, Julian and Hickman, Matthew and Davoli, Marina and Perucci, Carlo A (2005) Drug-related mortality and its impact on adult mortality in eight European countries. European Journal of Public Health , 16 , (2) , pp. 198-202.

The aim of this research was to estimate the mortality rates from drug-related deaths and other causes among problem drug users and population attributable risk of death due to opiate use in eight study sites in Europe. Opiate users were recruited from drug treatment centres during the period 1990-1998 and deaths followed up through national or local mortality registries. Gender-specific overall mortality rate, proportion of deaths by cause (drug-related, HIV, other), standardized mortality ratios (SMRs), and the attributable risk fraction (ARF) were estimated. Crude mortality rates varied from 1 per 100 person-years in the Dublin and London cohorts to 3.8 per 100 person-years in Barcelona. The highest drug-related mortality rate was 10 per 1000 person-years in Barcelona; the rates were ~7 per 1000 person-years in Denmark, London, Rome, and Vienna, and


Item Type:Article
Date:2005
Call No:PB6.12.2, VH4.2
Page Range:pp. 198-202
Publisher:Oxford University Press
Volume:16
Number:2
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Accession Number:HRB 3120 (Electronic Only)
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Subjects:VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland
P Demography, epidemiology, and history > Population dynamics > Substance related mortality / death
P Demography, epidemiology, and history > Population dynamics
VA Geographic area > Europe

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