Global number of people who inject drugs by region 2017

This statistic shows the estimated number of the general population that currently inject drugs in 2017, by world region. Almost seven million people in Asia were currently injecting drugs. Health problems related to the use of illicit drugs remains a global health burden as many of the users have no access to treatment.

Global estimated number of people who inject drugs as of 2017, by region

Number of people who inject drugs
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Release date

June 2019

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2017

Age group

15-64 years

Supplementary notes

Highest estimate provided.

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