Statistics by Country for Ecstasy
About these extrapolations of prevalence and incidence statistics for Ecstasy:
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 Ecstasy are typically based on US, UK, Canadian or Australian statistics.
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 Ecstasy statistics below refer to.
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 Ecstasy in that region.
About prevalence and incidence statistics in general for Ecstasy: The word 'prevalence' of Ecstasy usually means the estimated population of people who are managing Ecstasy at any given time (i.e. people with Ecstasy). The term 'incidence' of Ecstasy means the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Ecstasy diagnosed each year (i.e. getting Ecstasy). 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.
Lifetime risk for Ecstasy: 6.1% of people have tried ecstasy in Australia 2001 (2001 National Drug Strategy Household Survey, AIHW)
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