Figure 1: Age-standardised mortality rates for deaths related to drug misuse, by sex, deaths registered in 1993 to 2016
England and Wales
Source: Office for National Statistics
Age-standardised mortality rates per 1 million population, standardised to the 2013 European Standard Population.
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 for England and Wales include deaths of non-residents.