4.8 percent of men and 1.5 percent of women in England and Wales have used drugs frequently over the past 12 months, according to official figures.
This is also reflected by a disproportionate death rate. In 2013, 2,098 men died from drug-related poisoning and misuse compared to 923 females.
This chart shows the number of deaths from drug-related poisoning and misuse by sex.
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