Psychoactive drug in combination with alcohol related deaths in England 2012, by age

This statistic shows the amount of psychoactive drug (in combination with alcohol) related deaths reported to NPSAD in England in 2012, by age group. Statistically, people aged between 35 and 44 years were the most likely to have had a drug in combination with alcohol related death. After this peak, the amount steadily dropped as the ages increased.

Distribution of psychoactive drug in combination with alcohol related deaths reported to NPSAD in England in 2012, by age group*

Percentage of drug-related deaths
14 & under0%
15 to 246.9%
25 to 3421.3%
35 to 4437.6%
45 to 5421.8%
55 to 649.5%
65 & over2.9%
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Source

Release date

February 2014

Region

United Kingdom (England)

Survey time period

2012

Supplementary notes

* National Programme on Substance Abuse Deaths (NPSAD) drug-related deaths are those deaths reported voluntarily to the NPSAD by coroners. Responses were voluntarily submitted from a total of 78 out of 99 coroners' jurisdictions in England, giving a total coverage rate of 78.8%.
An NPSAD case is defined as a death where any of the following criteria are met at a completed inquest, fatal accident inquiry or similar investigation:
- One or more psychoactive substance directly implicated in death;
- History of dependence or abuse of psychoactive drugs;
- Presence of Controlled Drugs at post mortem; or
- Cases with deaths directly due to drugs but with no inquest.
An 'Alcohol in combination' case is a death that involved at least one psychoactive drug and alcohol.

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