Table 5

Presence of pharmaceutical and illicit drugs in relation to manner of death among drowning deaths in Sweden (1992–2009)
Unintentional Intentional Undetermined
Suicide Homicide
Pharmaceutical N (%) N (%) N (%) N (%)
Negative 1613/2075 (78) 407/1394 (29) 15/17 (88) 391/695 (56)
Positive 462/2075 (22) 987/1394 (71) 2/17 (12) 304/695 (44)
Not tested 403/2478 (16) 118/1512 (8) 4/21 (19) 106/801 (13)
Illicit drugs N (%) N (%) N (%) N (%)
Negative 416/459 (91) 185/193 (96) 11/13 (85) 160/189 (85)
Positive 43/459 (9) 8/193 (4) 2/13 (15) 29/189 (15)
Not tested 2019/2478 (81) 1319/1512 (87) 8/21 (38) 612/801 (76)

Ahlm et al.

Ahlm et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:216   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-216

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