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Table 3 Drugs types involved in deaths involving multiple drugs

From: Understanding drug-related mortality in released prisoners: a review of national coronial records

Drug combinations identified Proportion of deaths (n = 126)* (%)
2 drug types  
 Opioid(s) + one other drug type 51 (40.0)
 Opioid(s) + benzodiazepines 19 (15.1)
 Opioid(s) + alcohol 11 (8.7)
 Opioid (s) + methamphetamine 6 (3.4)
 Opioid(s) + cocaine 5 (4.0)
 Opioid(s) + cannabis 4 (3.2)
 Opioid(s) + antidepressants 3 (2.4)
 Opioid(s) + antipsychotics 3 (2.4)
 Two other drug types (excluding opioid(s)) 1 (0.8)
3 or more drug types  
 Opioid(s) + two or more other drug types 70 (56.6)
 Opioid(s) + benzodiazepine + other drug type(s) 60 (47.6)
 Three or more drug types (excluding opiod(s)) 4 (3.2)
All multiple drug cases  
 Opioid(s) + any other drug type(s) 121 (96.0)
 Any two or more drug types (excluding opioid(s)) 5 (4.0)
  1. *data missing for 17 accidental drug-related deaths