|Titre :||Annual Report 2010|
|Titre de série :||Drug-related deaths in the UK|
|Auteurs :||H. GHODSE ; J. CORKERY ; K. AHMED ; V. NAIDOO ; A. OYEFESO ; F. SCHIFANO|
|Type de document :||Rapport|
|Editeur :||London : International Centre for Drug Policy, St George's University of London, 2010|
|Format :||112 p. / tabl. ; graph. ; ann.|
|Discipline :||EPI (Epidémiologie / Epidemiology)|
Thésaurus TOXIBASEMORTALITE ; CAUSE DE DECES ; EVOLUTION ; PRODUIT ILLICITE ; DEMOGRAPHIE ; SEXE ; AGE
This eleventh annual report presents information on drug-related deaths that occurred during 2009 and for which Coronial inquests and similar formal investigations have been completed. The main purpose of the Annual Report from the national programme on Substance Abuse Deaths (np-SAD) is to inform the Government’s monitoring of this important public health issue. The Programme’s principal function is to provide high-quality and consistent surveillance, and to detect and identify emerging trends and issues in respect of this phenomenon. In this way, it contributes to the reduction and prevention of drug-related deaths in the UK due to the misuse of both licit and illicit drugs.
Key findings for the UK and Islands:
There were 2,182 notifications of drug-related deaths occurring in 2009 in the UK and Islands, this represents an increase of 230 (11.8%) over the same reporting period in 2008.
The principal demographic characteristics of those dying have remained consistent with previous reports.
The majority of cases were males (78%), under the age of 45 years (74%), and White (95%). Most deaths (75%) occurred at a private residential address.
The main underlying cause(s) of death were: accidental poisoning (72%); intentional self-poisoning (9%); and poisoning of undetermined intent (9%). This pattern represents an increase in accidental overdoses in the previous year (64%) with consequent falls in other types of overdose deaths.
Accidental poisoning still remains the most frequent underlying cause of death amongst all age-groups, and older females are more likely to die of intentional self-poisoning than males.
The overall pattern in the types of psychoactive drugs implicated in death has remained similar to previous years. Heroin/morphine continues to be the principal substance implicated in death in the UK and Islands. The proportions of deaths involving this and methadone showed small increase, and the actual number of deaths in which they were implicated rose substantially. (Extract of the publication)
|Domaine :||Drogues illicites / Illicit drugs|
|Affiliation :||National Programme on Substance Abuse Deaths (np-SAD), International Centre for Drug Policy (ICDP), St Georges, University of London Royaume-Uni. United Kingdom.|