Drug-related deaths in Sweden 2007-2017

The number of drug-related deaths in Sweden increased during 2017 compared to the previous year and amounted to 11.6 deaths per hundred thousand inhabitants. Most of the deaths were among men, 15.3 deaths per hundred thousand compared to 7.9 among women.

Most deaths from opioids

     According to the Public Health Agency in Sweden (Folkhälsomyndigheten), the most common cause of death is overdosing, and in almost all cases from the use of opiates (types of opioids). Opioid users were the most common drug treatment entrants for specialized drug treatment care in Sweden in 2016. The gender distribution among these entrants consisted of 69 percent men and 31 percent women.

Cannabis use is the most common drug use

     Opioids are the most common cause of drug-related deaths, but cannabis is the most commonly used drug. In a survey from 2017 on cannabis use 9.3 percent of women and 12.3 percent of men from 17 to 29 years stated that they had used cannabis within the last twelve months. eaths.

Number of drug-related deaths in Sweden from 2007 to 2017

Number of drug-related deaths per hundred thousand inhabitants
201711.6
201611.1
201511.6
201411.8
201310.3
20129.9
20119
20109.2
20099.3
20088.7
20078.2
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Source

Release date

February 2019

Region

Sweden

Survey time period

2007 to 2017

Age group

15 years and older

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