Share of leading causes of drug-related deaths globally as of 2016

This statistic shows the distribution of leading causes of deaths attributable to drug use worldwide as of 2016. According to the data, 30.7 percent of drug-related deaths were attributable to hepatitis C, cirrhosis and other chronic liver diseases.

Distribution of leading causes of deaths attributable to drug use worldwide as of 2016

Percentage of deaths attributable to drug use
Hepatitis C, cirrhosis and other chronic liver diseases30.7%
Opioid use disorders19.1%
Hepatitis C, liver cancer13.8%
HIV/AIDS resulting in other diseases11.8%
Other drug use disorders9.6%
Self-harm8.3%
HIV/AIDS - tuberculosis2.3%
Cocaine use disorders1.9%
Other1.3%
Amphetamine use disorders1.2%
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Source

Release date

June 2018

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2016

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Statistics on "Global drug use"

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