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Actual vs. estimated deaths due to substance abuse worldwide 2019, by country

According to the findings of a survey by IPSOS, all countries overestimate the proportion of deaths due to substance abuse disorders such as alcohol and drug addiction. This statistic shows the actual vs public estimates for number of deaths per 100 which occur as a result of substance use disorders worldwide as of 2019, by country.

Comparison between actual and average public estimate of percentage of deaths resulting from substance use disorders worldwide as of 2019, by country*

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Source

Release date

February 2020

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

November 22 to December 6, 2019

Number of respondents

around 16,000

Age group

16-74 years

Method of interview

Online panel

Supplementary notes

Original question: Out of every 100 deaths in [COUNTRY] - about how many are a result of substance use disorders such as drug or alcohol addiction?

* The main source of ‘actual’ data for causes of death around the world is the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) Global Burden of Disease (GBD) database for 2017. Please see http://perils.ipsos.com/ for full details of all sources.

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