Deaths related to drug use in UK most common among people in their 40s

by Editorial Staff - 2017.08.03
Deaths related to drug use in UK most common among people in their 40s
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For the first time, UK people in their 40s are most likely to die from drug use. The mortality rate among this age group rose from 95.1 deaths per million people in 2015 to 108.0 in 2016, helping fuel another record high in drug use deaths (those involving illegal drugs), which hit 2,593 last year, up from 2,479 in the previous 12 months. According to the Office for National Statistics figures people aged 20-29 had the highest mortality rate until 2003 when they were overtaken by 30- to 39-year-olds. But the death rate in the latter group fell last year to 97.5, from 98.4 in 2015.

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