Drug-related Deaths in Scotland in 2006

General Register Office for Scotland
information about Scotland’s people

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Data sources
Summary of results
Annex A - Notes on the definition of 'drug-related' deaths
Annex B - Questionnaire

List of Tables

Table 1: Drug-related deaths, Scotland, 1996-2006
Table 2: Drug-related deaths, by NHS Board area, 1996 - 2006
Table 3: Drug-related deaths, by NHS Board area, 2006
Table 4: Drug-related deaths, by age and by sex, Scotland, 2006
Table 5: Drug-related deaths; selected drugs involved1, Scotland, 1996 - 2006
Table 6: Drug-related deaths; selected drugs involved1, by NHS Board area, 2006

This paper describes the system by which the Registrar General for Scotland collects information on drug-related deaths in Scotland and presents selected statistical information covering the period 1996 to 2006.

Published on 30 August 2007

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National Statistics are produced to high professional standards set out in the National Statistics Code of Practice. They undergo regular quality assurance reviews to ensure that they meet customer needs. They are produced free from any political interference.

Note: NHS Board areas
From 1 April 2006 responsibility for NHS Argyll & Clyde was split between NHS Greater Glasgow (now renamed Greater Glasgow and Clyde) and NHS Highland. Tables 2, 3, and 6 present information for the new NHS Board areas. To assist users the tables also present data for the former NHS Argyll & Clyde, Greater Glasgow and Highland areas.