Health and Life Events Division
Telephone: +44 (0)1633 455341
Frequency of release: Annually
Geographical coverage: England and Wales
Geographical breakdown: Country
About this bulletin
This statistical bulletin presents the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics on deaths related to drug poisoning in England and Wales for the last five years. Data from 1993 are available to download, and are discussed in the commentary to provide context to the latest (2011) data. Figures are presented by cause of death, sex, age and substance(s) involved in the death.
Information about the underlying mortality data, including details on how the data is collected and coded, data quality and legislation are available in the Mortality metadata and Quality and Methodology Information for Mortality Statistics in England and Wales.
Specific information about the quality of drug-related deaths data can be found in the Quality and Methodology Information (QMI) paper.
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The 20th Century Mortality Files are a record of mortality in England and Wales from 1901 to 2000 while the 21st Century Mortality Files are a record of mortality in England and Wales from 2001 onwards.
Injury and Poisoning mortality, England and Wales presents annual data on deaths from injury and poisoning in England and Wales using a matrix of mechanism by intent developed by the International Collaborative Effort (ICE) on injury statistics.
UK suicides present suicide numbers and rates in the United Kingdom, England and Wales, and Regions in England.
We welcome feedback on the content, format and relevance of this release. User Engagement in the Health and Life Events Division (116.5 Kb Pdf) outlines the divisional approach to user engagement.
These National Statistics are produced to high professional standards and released according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority.