Figure 3: Percentage of drug misuse deaths, by underlying cause and sex, deaths registered in 2016
England and Wales
Source: Office for National Statistics
- Cause of death was defined using the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10). More details can be found in the Quality and Methodology Information report.
- There are very few deaths from assault by drugs, so for presentation purposes, these have been combined with mental and behavioural disorders due to drug use.
- Figures are for deaths registered, rather than deaths occurring in each calendar year.
- Figures for England and Wales include deaths of non-residents.
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