Cause of death from drug poisoning in England and Wales 2018, by gender

This statistic displays the number of deaths from drug poisoning by gender and underlying cause in England and Wales in 2018. In this year, the majority of deaths occurred due to accidental poisoning by drugs, medicaments and biological substances, with 2,390 deaths among males and 916 deaths among females.

Number of deaths from drug poisoning by underlying cause and gender in England and Wales in 2018, by gender

MaleFemale
Accidental poisoning by drugs, medicaments and biological substances2,390916
Intentional self-poisoning& poisoning of undetermined intent489419
Mental and behavioural disorders due to drug use10237
Assault by drugs, medicaments and biological substances33
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Source

Release date

August 2019

Region

United Kingdom (England, Wales)

Survey time period

2018

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