Drug Use in United Kingdom

Drug Use in United Kingdom
According to the latest WHO data published in 2017.

  • Number of deaths: 2,439 (0.52%)
  • Death Rate (Deaths per 100,000 population): 3.81
  • Cause of death world rank: 19.
  • Drug Use, listed as the underlying cause of death, accounts for nearly 2,439 deaths in United Kingdom. That’s about 1 of every 192 deaths in United Kingdom.
  • About 7 people die of Drug Use each day, an average of 1 death every 4 hours.

Demographic Summary

Value World Rank
Population total 64,769,452 22
Sex ratio m / f 0.99 89
Population 0-14 17.5% 150
Population 15-64 64.4% 118
Population 65 + 18.0% 27

Drug Use


per 100,000 population LOW HIGH
Country Rate
1 Ukraine Ukraine 15.93
2 Belarus Belarus 12.48
3 Russia Russia 12.33
4 Estonia Estonia 11.71
5 United States United States 10.21
6 Norway Norway 6.67
7 Lithuania Lithuania 6.46
8 Nigeria Nigeria 6.44
10 Finland Finland 5.76
11 Cote d Ivoire Cote d Ivoire 5.30
12 Cameroon Cameroon 5.05
13 Egypt Egypt 4.31
14 Australia Australia 4.30
15 Ireland Ireland 4.12
16 Sierra Leone Sierra Leone 3.97
17 Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 3.92
18 Canada Canada 3.85
19 United Kingdom United Kingdom 3.81
20 Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan 3.71
21 Denmark Denmark 3.65
22 Chad Chad 3.62
23 Moldova Moldova 3.61
24 Tunisia Tunisia 3.56
25 Ghana Ghana 3.44
26 Togo Togo 3.37
27 Sweden Sweden 3.36
Health Data used is WHO 2014, 2017 updates, World Bank and the United Nations for population.
We do not guarantee the accuracy of this data.