How many Australians die each year from methamphetamine use?
In 2011, methamphetamine was used prior to 105 drug-induced deaths in Australia. Methamphetamine was determined to be the underlying cause of death in 23 of these cases.
The majority of methamphetamine-related deaths were experienced by Australians aged 15-54 years (n=101). In 21 of these cases, methamphetamine was determined to be the underlying cause of death.
The rate of methamphetamine-related deaths among Australians aged 15-54 years has increased between 2010 and 2011. In 2010 there were 7.1 methamphetamine-related deaths per million persons, compared to 8.1 deaths per million persons in 2011.