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Data tables

The data tables are listed in an Overall index of tables, and in addition are presented briefly annotated under the separate headings below. For a description of methods and definitions of data collection used in collating the tables see the bulletin section on Methods and definitions.

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Overall index of tables
A list of all tables in the statistical bulletin and annex and the associated graphics.

General population surveys of drug use
The general population survey data give information by Member States, by geographic region within States and by year of survey. The information covers self-reported use of cannabis, cocaine and other drugs.

Prevalence studies of youth and of problematic users
The prevalence estimates are sub-divided into two sections: those for the schools population, and those dealing with the problematic drug use population.

- Studies of youth and the schools population
Tables deal with self-reported prevalence in a number of different schools surveys by country for various years according to availability.

- Studies of the problematic drug use population
Tables present summary information on estimated numbers of problem drug users made in studies using a variety of methods in each country and are presented for the most recent years available. The fuller tables on which the summaries are based can be found in the statistical bulletin annex.

Studies of drug users in prison
This section reports various studies of prison inmates in different countries over the past decade. Estimated prevalence results in the studies cover the use of a range of drugs within a range of inmate sub-populations. Further extensive tables can be found in the statistical bulletin annex.

Drug-related infectious diseases
The tables deal with prevalence of infectious diseases - specifically, HIV, HCV and HBV - amongst injecting drug users and with new notifications of these diseases amongst drug users. Summary tables by country show estimates of the percentage of IDUs infected. Fuller tables on which the summaries are based can be found in the statistical bulletin annex .

Drug-related deaths
These tables report the number of drug-related deaths recorded in the EU countries according to national definitions of 'drug-related', as well as some recorded characteristics of the deceased.

Drug law offences
The section gives, by country, an historical perspective of the development of the number of reports for drug law offences in the medium term and over a longer period and shows the drugs mentioned in the offences.

Demand for treatment for drug use
Treatment demand data come principally from out-patient clinics' treatment records as well as other sources. Most of the information is reported separately for clients new to treatment as well as for all clients requesting treatment during the year.

Drug availability and drug markets
The first section shows the principal indicator used for drug availability, the quantity and number of drug seizures made. A second section gives information on retail prices and purity.

- Seizures data
The data show reported drug seizures by police and customs officials, figures that are available for many countries historically over the longer term.

- Prices and purity information
The tables show for 2002 street-level prices for drugs and changes in purity levels of cannabis over the short-term.

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Page last updated: Wednesday, 24 November 2004