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Statistics by Country for Heroin dependence

Incidence (annual) of Heroin dependence:

1,235 annual cases in Victoria 1996 (DHS-VIC)

Incidence Rate for Heroin dependence: approx 1 in 3,692 or 0.03% or 73,664 people in USA [about data] Extrapolation of Incidence Rate for Heroin dependence to Countries and Regions: WARNING! EXTRAPOLATION ONLY. NOT BASED ON COUNTRY-SPECIFIC DATA SOURCES. The following table attempts to extrapolate the above incidence rate for Heroin dependence to the populations of various countries and regions. As discussed above, these incidence extrapolations for Heroin dependence are only estimates and may have very limited relevance to the actual incidence of Heroin dependence in any region:

Country/Region Extrapolated Incidence Population Estimated Used
Heroin dependence in North America (Extrapolated Statistics)
USA 79,528 293,655,4051
Canada 8,803 WARNING! (Details) 32,507,8742
Mexico 28,425 WARNING! (Details) 104,959,5942
Heroin dependence in Central America (Extrapolated Statistics)
Belize 73 WARNING! (Details) 272,9452
Guatemala 3,867 WARNING! (Details) 14,280,5962
Nicaragua 1,451 WARNING! (Details) 5,359,7592
Heroin dependence in Caribbean (Extrapolated Statistics)
Puerto Rico 1,055 WARNING! (Details) 3,897,9602
Heroin dependence in South America (Extrapolated Statistics)
Brazil 49,859 WARNING! (Details) 184,101,1092
Chile 4,285 WARNING! (Details) 15,823,9572
Colombia 11,458 WARNING! (Details) 42,310,7752
Paraguay 1,676 WARNING! (Details) 6,191,3682
Peru 7,459 WARNING! (Details) 27,544,3052
Venezuela 6,775 WARNING! (Details) 25,017,3872
Heroin dependence in Northern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Denmark 1,466 WARNING! (Details) 5,413,3922
Finland 1,412 WARNING! (Details) 5,214,5122
Iceland 79 WARNING! (Details) 293,9662
Sweden 2,433 WARNING! (Details) 8,986,4002
Heroin dependence in Western Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Britain (United Kingdom) 16,322 WARNING! (Details) 60,270,708 for UK2
Belgium 2,802 WARNING! (Details) 10,348,2762
France 16,364 WARNING! (Details) 60,424,2132
Ireland 1,075 WARNING! (Details) 3,969,5582
Luxembourg 125 WARNING! (Details) 462,6902
Monaco 8 WARNING! (Details) 32,2702
Netherlands (Holland) 4,419 WARNING! (Details) 16,318,1992
United Kingdom 16,322 WARNING! (Details) 60,270,7082
Wales 790 WARNING! (Details) 2,918,0002
Heroin dependence in Central Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Austria 2,213 WARNING! (Details) 8,174,7622
Czech Republic 337 WARNING! (Details) 1,0246,1782
Germany 22,322 WARNING! (Details) 82,424,6092
Hungary 2,717 WARNING! (Details) 10,032,3752
Liechtenstein 9 WARNING! (Details) 33,4362
Poland 10,460 WARNING! (Details) 38,626,3492
Slovakia 1,468 WARNING! (Details) 5,423,5672
Slovenia 544 WARNING! (Details) 2,011,473 2
Switzerland 2,017 WARNING! (Details) 7,450,8672
Heroin dependence in Eastern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Belarus 2,792 WARNING! (Details) 10,310,5202
Estonia 363 WARNING! (Details) 1,341,6642
Latvia 624 WARNING! (Details) 2,306,3062
Lithuania 977 WARNING! (Details) 3,607,8992
Russia 38,991 WARNING! (Details) 143,974,0592
Ukraine 12,926 WARNING! (Details) 47,732,0792
Heroin dependence in the Southwestern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Azerbaijan 2,130 WARNING! (Details) 7,868,3852
Portugal 2,850 WARNING! (Details) 10,524,1452
Spain 10,909 WARNING! (Details) 40,280,7802
Georgia 1,271 WARNING! (Details) 4,693,8922
Heroin dependence in the Southern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Italy 15,723 WARNING! (Details) 58,057,4772
Greece 2,883 WARNING! (Details) 10,647,5292
Heroin dependence in the Southeastern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Albania 960 WARNING! (Details) 3,544,8082
Bosnia and Herzegovina 110 WARNING! (Details) 407,6082
Bulgaria 2,036 WARNING! (Details) 7,517,9732
Croatia 1,217 WARNING! (Details) 4,496,8692
Macedonia 552 WARNING! (Details) 2,040,0852
Romania 6,054 WARNING! (Details) 22,355,5512
Serbia and Montenegro 2,931 WARNING! (Details) 10,825,9002
Heroin dependence in Northern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Mongolia 745 WARNING! (Details) 2,751,3142
Heroin dependence in Central Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Kazakhstan 4,101 WARNING! (Details) 15,143,7042
Tajikistan 1,898 WARNING! (Details) 7,011,556 2
Uzbekistan 7,152 WARNING! (Details) 26,410,4162
Heroin dependence in Eastern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
China 351,759 WARNING! (Details) 1,298,847,6242
Hong Kong s.a.r. 1,856 WARNING! (Details) 6,855,1252
Japan 34,484 WARNING! (Details) 127,333,0022
Macau s.a.r. 120 WARNING! (Details) 445,2862
North Korea 6,147 WARNING! (Details) 22,697,5532
South Korea 13,062 WARNING! (Details) 48,233,7602
Taiwan 6,161 WARNING! (Details) 22,749,8382
Heroin dependence in Southwestern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Turkey 18,658 WARNING! (Details) 68,893,9182
Heroin dependence in Southern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Afghanistan 7,722 WARNING! (Details) 28,513,6772
Bangladesh 38,278 WARNING! (Details) 141,340,4762
Bhutan 591 WARNING! (Details) 2,185,5692
India 288,446 WARNING! (Details) 1,065,070,6072
Pakistan 43,114 WARNING! (Details) 159,196,3362
Sri Lanka 5,390 WARNING! (Details) 19,905,1652
Heroin dependence in Southeastern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
East Timor 276 WARNING! (Details) 1,019,2522
Indonesia 64,578 WARNING! (Details) 238,452,9522
Laos 1,643 WARNING! (Details) 6,068,1172
Malaysia 6,370 WARNING! (Details) 23,522,4822
Philippines 23,356 WARNING! (Details) 86,241,6972
Singapore 1,179 WARNING! (Details) 4,353,8932
Thailand 17,567 WARNING! (Details) 64,865,5232
Vietnam 22,387 WARNING! (Details) 82,662,8002
Heroin dependence in the Middle East (Extrapolated Statistics)
Gaza strip 358 WARNING! (Details) 1,324,9912
Iran 18,281 WARNING! (Details) 67,503,2052
Iraq 6,872 WARNING! (Details) 25,374,6912
Israel 1,678 WARNING! (Details) 6,199,0082
Jordan 1,519 WARNING! (Details) 5,611,2022
Kuwait 611 WARNING! (Details) 2,257,5492
Lebanon 1,022 WARNING! (Details) 3,777,2182
Saudi Arabia 6,986 WARNING! (Details) 25,795,9382
Syria 4,879 WARNING! (Details) 18,016,8742
United Arab Emirates 683 WARNING! (Details) 2,523,9152
West Bank 625 WARNING! (Details) 2,311,2042
Yemen 5,423 WARNING! (Details) 20,024,8672
Heroin dependence in Northern Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Egypt 20,614 WARNING! (Details) 76,117,4212
Libya 1,525 WARNING! (Details) 5,631,5852
Sudan 10,602 WARNING! (Details) 39,148,1622
Heroin dependence in Western Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Congo Brazzaville 811 WARNING! (Details) 2,998,0402
Ghana 5,621 WARNING! (Details) 20,757,0322
Liberia 918 WARNING! (Details) 3,390,6352
Niger 3,076 WARNING! (Details) 11,360,5382
Nigeria 4,807 WARNING! (Details) 12,5750,3562
Senegal 2,939 WARNING! (Details) 10,852,1472
Sierra leone 1,593 WARNING! (Details) 5,883,8892
Heroin dependence in Central Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Central African Republic 1,013 WARNING! (Details) 3,742,4822
Chad 2,583 WARNING! (Details) 9,538,5442
Congo kinshasa 15,793 WARNING! (Details) 58,317,0302
Rwanda 2,231 WARNING! (Details) 8,238,6732
Heroin dependence in Eastern Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Ethiopia 19,319 WARNING! (Details) 71,336,5712
Kenya 8,932 WARNING! (Details) 32,982,1092
Somalia 2,249 WARNING! (Details) 8,304,6012
Tanzania 9,768 WARNING! (Details) 36,070,7992
Uganda 7,147 WARNING! (Details) 26,390,2582
Heroin dependence in Southern Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Angola 2,973 WARNING! (Details) 10,978,5522
Botswana 443 WARNING! (Details) 1,639,2312
South Africa 12,037 WARNING! (Details) 44,448,4702
Swaziland 316 WARNING! (Details) 1,169,2412
Zambia 2,986 WARNING! (Details) 11,025,6902
Zimbabwe 994 WARNING! (Details) 1,2671,8602
Heroin dependence in Oceania (Extrapolated Statistics)
Australia 5,392 WARNING! (Details) 19,913,1442
New Zealand 1,081 WARNING! (Details) 3,993,8172
Papua New Guinea 1,467 WARNING! (Details) 5,420,2802

About extrapolations of prevalence and incidence statistics for Heroin dependence:

WARNING! EXTRAPOLATED STATISTICS ONLY! Not based on data sources from individual countries. These statistics are calculated extrapolations of various prevalence or incidence rates against the populations of a particular country or region. The statistics used for prevalence/incidence of Heroin dependence are typically based on US, UK, Canadian or Australian prevalence or incidence statistics, which are then extrapolated using only the population of the other country. This extrapolation calculation is automated and does not take into account any genetic, cultural, environmental, social, racial or other differences across the various countries and regions for which the extrapolated Heroin dependence statistics below refer to. The extrapolation does not use data sources or statistics about any country other than its population. As such, these extrapolations may be highly inaccurate (especially for developing or third-world countries) and only give a general indication (or even a meaningless indication) as to the actual prevalence or incidence of Heroin dependence in that region. These statistics are presented only in the hope that they may be interesting to some people.

About prevalence and incidence statistics in general for Heroin dependence:

The word 'prevalence' of Heroin dependence usually means the estimated population of people who are managing Heroin dependence at any given time (i.e. people with Heroin dependence). The term 'incidence' of Heroin dependence means the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Heroin dependence diagnosed each year (i.e. getting Heroin dependence). Hence, these two statistics types can differ: a short disease like flu can have high annual incidence but low prevalence, but a life-long disease like diabetes has a low annual incidence but high prevalence. For more information see about prevalence and incidence statistics.

1. US Census Bureau, Population Estimates, 2004
2. US Census Bureau, International Data Base, 2004

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