Drug Deaths

Department/Agency

Health Research Board

Key information

Number of drug related deaths by year of death. Number of poisoning deaths by gender, year, age group, median age, place of residence and regional drug task force area. Number and percentage of single-drug and polysubstance poisoning deaths. Number and percentage of poisoning deaths by drug type involved. Number of non-poisoning deaths among drug users by cause, type of trauma, type of medical cause of death, regional drug task force area and place of residence.

Source

The Coroner Service; Hospital In-Patient Enquiry scheme; The Central Treatment List of clients prescribed methadone; The General Mortality Register and the Family Support Network.

Scope

90% of drug- and alcohol-related deaths, and death among drug users and among those who are alcohol dependent.

Frequency

Annual

Reference period

Calendar year and the nine previous years

Start date

1998

Timeliness

30 months after the end of the reference period

Classifications

  • Regional drug task force area
    SWRDTF; NDRDTF; SRDTF; ECRDTF; SERDTF; NERDTF; MWRDTF; WRDTF; MRDTF; NWRDTF; Other/Unknown.
  • Cause of death
    Poisoning; Non-poisoning (Trauma; Medical).
  • Type of trauma
    Hanging; RTC; Drowning; Fall; Shooting; Stabbing; Assault; Choking; Fire; Other.
  • Medical cause of death
    Cardiac; Respiratory infection; Liver disease; Other infection; Respiratory disease; Cancer; Cerebral event; Haemorrhage; AIDS/HIV; Epilepsy; Other.

Theme

People and Society - Births, Deaths and Marriages

Page Created

2011-01-31

Page Modified

2015-07-29

Keywords

alcohol antidepressants benzodiazepines cocaine death drug force heroin mdma medical methadone opiate overdose poisoningpolysubstance related task trauma