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Drug-related Deaths in Scotland in 2016

Drug-related Deaths in Scotland in 2016

Description

Statistics of drug-related deaths in 2016 and earlier years, broken down by cause of death, selected drugs reported, age and sex.

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15 August 2017
 

 

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List of Tables and Figures

NHS Board and council statistics for certain drugs for 2016, on the 'all drugs found present in the body' basis (not the standard basis for figures for individual drugs)

With effect from the publication of Drug-related Deaths in Scotland in 2009, the standard basis for the National Records of Scotland figures for individual drugs for 2008 and subsequent years was changed to 'drugs which were implicated in, or which potentially contributed to, the cause of death'. Further information about this change is given in (e.g.) paragraph 1.3 and Section 2 of Drug-related Deaths in Scotland in 2009.

However, there is also some interest in statistics which cover all the drugs reported by a pathologist, including any 'which were present, but which were not considered to have had any direct contribution to this death'. Therefore, the extra tables that are available via the links below provide figures for individual drugs, for NHS Boards and councils for 2014, on this 'all drugs found present in the body' basis. These statistics are on the same basis as, and so may be compared with, the figures for 2008 which were published in Tables HB3 and C3 of
Drug-related Deaths in Scotland in 2008 - except that NHS Board boundary changes mean that, in some cases, they are not directly comparable to what was published in previous years. It must also be remembered that these figures are not on the standard basis.

Table HBX

Drug-related deaths by selected drugs reported and NHS Board area, 2016
(Excel    CSV    PDF)

Table CX

Drug-related deaths by selected drugs reported and council area, 2016
(Excel    CSV    PDF)

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