|Titre :||Drug-related deaths in Scotland in 2018|
|Auteurs :||National Records of Scotland|
|Type de document :||Rapport|
|Editeur :||Edinburgh : National Records of Scotland, 2019|
|Format :||84 p. / ann., tabl., graph.|
|Discipline :||EPI (Epidémiologie / Epidemiology)|
Thésaurus TOXIBASEMORTALITE ; EVOLUTION ; SEXE ; AGE ; DROGUES DE SYNTHESE ; PRODUIT ILLICITE ; CAUSE DE DECES ; OPIOIDES ; HEROINE ; BENZODIAZEPINES ; METHADONE ; SURDOSE ; ALCOOL
Thésaurus GéographiqueECOSSE ; ROYAUME-UNI
There were 1,187 drug-related deaths registered in Scotland in 2018, 253 (27 per cent) more than in 2017, according to figures released today by the National Records of Scotland (NRS). This is the largest number of drug-related deaths in Scotland since the series began in 1996, and more than double the figure for 2008 (574).
Opiates or opioids, such as heroin, morphine and methadone, were implicated in, or potentially contributed to, 1,021 deaths (86 per cent of the total number in 2018). Benzodiazepines such as diazepam and etizolam were implicated in, or potentially contributed to, 792 deaths (67 per cent).
Scotland's figures imply a drug-death rate that is nearly three times that of the UK as a whole. It is also higher than that reported for any other EU country. (However, countries differ in how deaths are recorded and coded, and there may be under-reporting in some cases).
|Domaine :||Alcool / Alcohol ; Autres substances / Other substances ; Drogues illicites / Illicit drugs|