Drug-related deaths in Wales in 2012, by employment status

This statistic shows a distribution of drug-related deaths, as reported to the National Programme on Substance Abuse Deaths (NPSAD)* in Wales in 2012, by employment status. Statistically, unemployed persons were the most likely to have a drug-related death. In 2012, there were a total of 58 drug-related deaths in Wales.

Distribution of drug-related deaths reported to NPSAD in Wales in 2012, by employment status

Percentage of drug-related deaths
Unemployed58.6%
Employed34.5%
Retired/invalidity/sickness3.4%
Not known3.4%
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Source

Release date

February 2014

Region

United Kingdom (England, Wales)

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.
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.

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