Figure 8: Average registration delay for deaths relating to drug misuse, by country, deaths registered 1993 to 2016
England and Wales
Source: Office for National Statistics
The registration delay is calculated as the difference between the date each death occurred and the date it was registered, measured in days. The average delay is represented using the median.
Cause of death was defined using the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision (ICD-9) for the years 1993 to 2000 and Tenth Revision (ICD-10) from 2001 onwards. More details can be found in the Quality and Methodology Information report.
Figures are for deaths registered, rather than deaths occurring in each calendar year.
Figures are for persons usually resident in England and Wales, based on boundaries as of May 2017.